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Old 08-22-2010, 12:32 AM
 
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And I'm sure I will probably get caught. I dont have the money to get Nevada plates
Oh no, I thought you already took care of that. It is a huge fine over a $1,000. I sincerely hope you do NOT get caught.
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Old 08-22-2010, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I cannot afford to get new car insurance or my car's $195 registration fee (according to the NV DMV website) Besides I already owe the city of Las Vegas $400 for an accident that wasn't even my fault
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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You know you're in Vegas when...

... A newly engaged woman shows off her ring and the responses are either:

a) "...WOW! He must really love you" -- or--

b) "...wow. You must really love him."
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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I cannot afford to get new car insurance or my car's $195 registration fee (according to the NV DMV website) Besides I already owe the city of Las Vegas $400 for an accident that wasn't even my fault
Oh...what evil webs we weave. If you can't afford the $195 reg fee...how the hell will you be able to afford the $1000 fine? Unless you take care of things, that car is destined to be taken off the road. And I do remember that were properly told about the car reg fees and changing the plates prior to moving there. My suggestion: do the right thing.
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Old 08-22-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Oh...what evil webs we weave. If you can't afford the $195 reg fee...how the hell will you be able to afford the $1000 fine? Unless you take care of things, that car is destined to be taken off the road. And I do remember that were properly told about the car reg fees and changing the plates prior to moving there. My suggestion: do the right thing.
I want to do the right thing jfk. At this time the money is not there to do it. I am going to talk to some relatives back east and see if they can help me
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Oh yeah...we hate when people say "Nevawda" . It is so flipping annoying! Especially newscasters from back east. All the states sound fine until they say Nevada and Colorado (Colorawdo). Why do these states have a British accent?
If I'm reading your post correctly, it's not British, it's Spanish, and in the original language of the conquistadors that named it, Ne vah da is correct. In Spanish there is only one way to pronounce a vowel, unlike the 47 ways in English. Butttttt, when in Rome... and in Nevada, we pronounce it Ne vaa da, so the incorrect pronunciation is correct. think:

"Nevada", in Spanish, means "snow covered" and is referring to the Sierra Nevada Range. And while we're on that, they aren't the Sierra Mountains. That's like saying the mountain mountains (or the sierra sierras?). They are simply the Sierras or the Sierra. Sierra means saw toothed, or like your bread knife, serrated, and is descriptive of a range of mountain peaks.

Also, "Colorado" came from the name of the river, Rio Colorado, which in Spanish means Red River due to the sandstone silt that makes it look that way.

But just sos ya know ...it drives me crazy to hear people misprounce Nevada too. I worked with a lady from California in a State office who always called it Nevahda. So I sort of jokingly said in a staff meeting one time that I thought anyone working for this state should be required to pronounce it correctly. It didn't fly though.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I accidentally said "Nevahda" at Smith's once and a customer behind me in line ripped me a new one about it. I've always said "Colorahdo" though

Its how people in FL react when the tourists say KISSimmee instead of KissIMMee (the latter is the proper pronunciation)
Davie how's this: K'simmie, not Kiss a me. I actually remember a teacher telling us it was Kiss a me.

Teachers should know better. But I know a teacher that pronounces enchiladas incorrectly and she stubbornly refuses to be corrected. It's "in che lada", btw. But since "envelope" is pronounced "onvelope", this teacher pronounces enchilada, "on cha lada.
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Davie how's this: K'simmie, not Kiss a me. I actually remember a teacher telling us it was Kiss a me.

Teachers should know better. But I know a teacher that pronounces enchiladas incorrectly and she stubbornly refuses to be corrected. It's "in che lada", btw. But since "envelope" is pronounced "onvelope", this teacher pronounces enchilada, "on cha lada.
K'simmie is the correct way buzz, I hated it when people said Kiss a me. I read your post about how "Nev ah da" is correct since it is a spanish name. Orlando is also a spanish name and I remember the hispanic folks back home said "Or lahn do"
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Talking You know you live in Las Vegas when!

I made this about two years ago when I lived in Las Vegas. I thought I would post it and maybe give some of you some laughs. Please add to it. I loved living in Las Vegas and will someday move back. Have a good one.

You know you live in Las Vegas when............

Someone asks where the Library is and you tell them it's on Boulder Highway and 95, then you realize that they are talking about the real library that has books and not the strip club The Library.

Your friends with professional jobs find out your a valet and ask you if you can hook them up with a job because they want to make a lot of money

You do your grocery shopping at 6am b/c you just got off of working swing shift.

You find yourself walking out of a bar at 9am b/c you always go and have a drink with your friends for a couple of hours when you get off of work. All of your friends also get off work at 4am so 5am to 8am is your new social hour.

You tell people your a dealer and they ask you what game you deal instead of asking you for drugs

You call 3rd shift Graveyard, 2nd shift is swing, 1st shift is day shift, Extra Board is on call, Steady Extra means you get work but you are in a different location everyday and part time is actually just called part time.

You cringe when you get a voicemail from the Jobflash system b/c you have been through the whole routine torture of showing up at HR and them just having you confirm your information.

Everyone you know from other places who never came to visit you before all of a sudden decides that they are going to visit you b/c you live in Las Vegas.

Your $400 Dealer School education in Craps and Blackjack has gotten you numerous jobs and employment offers. However your $40,000 Marketing Degree Dimploma never seems to get you anywhere!

You know your Mayor could put a hit out on you.

You go and visit your friends in other cities and you feel strange when the bartender announces Last Call.

You can't seem to meet anyone who actually grew up in Las Vegas or you have one token person in your group of friends who did but they moved here when they were a teenager so that doesn't really count.

You feel strange sitting at a bar that doesn't have any video poker machines in it.

Your freinds from out of town always seem to think that you are some sort of Casino Gaming expert and that you can tell them how to win on all the games.

If your a guy you are automatically inclined to take off running everytime your in a casino and a hot girl you don't know walks up and talks to you. While you are running away you are thinking about how those Damn Hookers always want your money!

You spend too much time trying to convince your friend from out of town that he shouldn't go upstairs with the hot girl he met in the casino because he really isn't that irresistable, she is actually just a working girl.

You go to your local Seven/Eleven to get some coffee and drop a few dollars or win a few dollars in the slot machines.

You call the Casino's by their proper names hence Mandalay Bay (Man To Lay Bay), Circus 2x (Ghetto), Excalibur (Ghetto), Wynn (The sideways halfpipe), Bellagio (Yeah I know it was in Oceans 11), 4 Queens (4 *****s), Treasure Island (TI), The Venetian (High Class Hooker Land) Casino Royale (Ghetto) Imperial Palace (The IP) Tropicana (The Trop)

You are walking down the street with your out of town guests and they gawk at the boxes with all the escort adds, You keep walking without a thought b/c you are so used to them.

You want to go see a movie and head to the closest Coast Casino.

You get mad when it rains b/c you just washed your car

You go to a party and excuse yourself to go to the bathroom, the host of the party starts to tell you where it is but you stop them and inform them that you know where every room is b/c your friend or yourself lives in the exact same model of home.

You go for a walk around your neighborhood and see 35 other homes on your street that are the same model as yours.

Someone you don't want to see calls and wants to visit you and asks for directions to your house, so you tell them how to get to the street but just tell them to find the beige house.

You never check the weather report b/c you know it's going to be hot and sunny every single day. Ok so it may rain two or three times a year!

When it's your friends birthday you insist in taking him over the hump to Pahrump!

You go to work and never seem to think about the fact that you are one of five people who works there that can actually legally work in the USA!

You all of a sudden find yourself learning more Spanish than you ever learned in high school.

You go to your graveyard shift valet job and end up parking Mike Tyson's car, you get mad b/c you know he doesn't tip for **** but all the working girls who's cars you park always throw at least $20 each.



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Old 12-15-2010, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Not bad, but the contraction of "you are" is "you're" not "your" which is the possessive form of "you". Maybe you can edit it.
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