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Old 08-09-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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Dear visitors and or new residents to San Antonio and some (very very few) natives. Like San Franciscans -who loath the term "Frisco"- we natives hate the reference to San Antonio as San Antone. The only time this is acceptable is in Country Music or other music genre's where it is needed to rhyme. So welcom. San Antonio is a great city with a lot to offer and as far as this native is concerned; the Crown Jewel of the state.

Stockdale
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Old 08-09-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Thank you!! I hate San Antone, people here in Dallas call it that and it so irritates this native San Antonian.
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:06 PM
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I was going to say the same thing....I hear "San Antone" on the news here in the DFW area quite a lot and it makes me want to call the station and tell them the correct pronunciation!!
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Not a native but I don't like that either! What about San An? I was welcomed to "San An" one day. I have never heard that since. We moved here from Nacogdoches in East Texas and people always callit "Nac-a no-where". Irritates me! I'll always say San Antonio, I promise!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Here
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I hate that as well.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:50 PM
 
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When we were getting ready to move out here, we were at a store saying goodbye to the friends we had made of the folks who had always helped us. One of the guys (who really seemed like a true 'cowboy') said, "Oh, and it's not pronounced San Antonio out there, it's San Antone!" He seemed like somebody who would know (being the good cowboy he was and all, and especially since he had mentioned that he had lived in SA briefly) that we figured we better head his advice. Well, once we were in town, we made that mistake once! After being treated to good natured laughter and a "GAWD I hate it when people say that! NOBODY really says it like that out here!" we learned our lesson and never tried to "fit in" again!

(I've always wondered if that guy was clueless or pulling a fast one on us! )
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:05 PM
 
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Hmm interesting, since I do alot of deliverys to the south side of town. I hear alot of people there say San "AN-TOE".

Mig
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:59 PM
 
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More than likely they are shortening San Antonio but pronouncing it in Spanish "San Anto".
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:15 PM
 
Location: the void texas
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how bout championship city?
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:32 PM
 
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San Antone sounds like it would have been popular in the 1800s.
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