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Old 01-27-2015, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch
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I'm a native Floridian and only by reading this forum have I ever heard anyone refer to St. Petersburg or St. Pete as St. Petes. Where does this come from and do people who live there refer to it as St. Petes? I'm just curious if this is an accepted nickname for St. Pete or are there just a few people on here that happen to like to call it St. Petes.

 
Old 01-27-2015, 07:04 PM
 
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It's probably all those snow birds from Québec Canada. Their always talking funny with each other in French.


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Old 01-27-2015, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I hear people saying St. Pete all the time and never gave it a second thought. It's just a nickname. St. Pete Beach is common usage, as well.
 
Old 01-27-2015, 07:54 PM
 
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Yes, but OP is specifically referring to people who call it St. Pete's. Always makes someone who's never been here stick on on the forum. I always just assumed they had something home with a similar name.

What I think is worse is this guy trying to get the nickname "the 'burg" going. Hate hate hate it.

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Old 01-27-2015, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch
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Yes it's St. Pete but my question was about those who put an s on the end.

Thanks Landshark, we were responding at the same time.
 
Old 01-28-2015, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Terra
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I hear people saying St. Pete all the time and never gave it a second thought. It's just a nickname. St. Pete Beach is common usage, as well.
That's because it's really called St. Pete Beach officially, it's not a nickname for St. Petersburg Beach.
 
Old 01-28-2015, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
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Drives me mad!
 
Old 01-28-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch
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Yes, I think it's a dead giveaway that the person isn't from anywhere around here. That's what I thought but wanted to confirm my thought.
 
Old 01-28-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Never heard anyone say "StPetes" ever.
 
Old 01-28-2015, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch
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Just poke around this forum and you'll see it.
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