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Old 04-15-2010, 07:02 PM
 
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Why do people say "Miami-Dade" now? I remember back when it was simply "Dade County".
I have no clue. Ive never liked it, but Im guilty of saying it too. It's like saying Fort Lauderdale-Broward. Just odd.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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I have no clue. Ive never liked it, but Im guilty of saying it too. It's like saying Fort Lauderdale-Broward. Just odd.
The name of the county is Miami-Dade not Dade. It used to be Dade many years ago but I guess the county workers and politicians had nothing better to do and they changed the name of the county.

To make things more confusing, Miami Community college used to be called Miami Dade Community college and they changed the name around the same time. Some of us still say Miami Dade when referring to the community college.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:33 AM
 
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So would a company say they have a Miami branch, and open it in Ft Lauderdale or any other city in Broward?
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Old 04-16-2010, 03:06 AM
 
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I agree with the Princess. When I travel abroad, people sometimes ask me where I'm from. I usually tell then South Florida, but I avoid Miami. Having said that, I actually reside in Miami Lakes, so if someone from Miami asks where I live, I tell them ML. Like previous posts stated, it all depends on who you are talking to, but at all cause I avoid saying that I live in Miami, it sounds awful, bad reputation.
I'm surprised you'd think that people abroad would NOT like Miami? International tourism just pours into that city.

Generally, in my experience, people find the big name cities like Miami, L.A, S.F., NYC, etc. very exotic and interesting. When people give 'generic U.S.A.', then all the bizarre stereotypes of yodel Americans come out, I've found.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:23 AM
 
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So would a company say they have a Miami branch, and open it in Ft Lauderdale or any other city in Broward?
No, I don't think so. You might say you have a South Florida branch that is located in Ft Lauderdale or another city in Broward though, or perhaps that you have a branch 'near Miami.'
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:29 AM
 
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I'm surprised you'd think that people abroad would NOT like Miami? International tourism just pours into that city.

Generally, in my experience, people find the big name cities like Miami, L.A, S.F., NYC, etc. very exotic and interesting. When people give 'generic U.S.A.', then all the bizarre stereotypes of yodel Americans come out, I've found.
Agree 100%. I think I'd be more likely to say I live near Miami to someone internationally than South Florida, because it carries a certain cache. Certainly CSI Miami alone has done more for Miami's image than any ad campaign ever could have.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:19 AM
 
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The name of the county is Miami-Dade not Dade. It used to be Dade many years ago but I guess the county workers and politicians had nothing better to do and they changed the name of the county.

To make things more confusing, Miami Community college used to be called Miami Dade Community college and they changed the name around the same time. Some of us still say Miami Dade when referring to the community college.

You are correct in that they changed the name but they didn't take "Dade" out. They took "Community" out since Miami Dade is now a 4 year college for some majors.

So the official name is now Miami Dade College. That is why people still call it Miami Dade.

Aside from that, when I lived in Miami Lakes I'd say I lived in Miami. Now that I'm in Pines I tell them I live in West Pines. To people that don't know where that is I tell them it's about 25 minutes from Miami.

If people ask where I'm from I say NY since I was born and raised there.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:44 AM
 
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You are correct in that they changed the name but they didn't take "Dade" out. They took "Community" out since Miami Dade is now a 4 year college for some majors.

So the official name is now Miami Dade College. That is why people still call it Miami Dade.

Aside from that, when I lived in Miami Lakes I'd say I lived in Miami. Now that I'm in Pines I tell them I live in West Pines. To people that don't know where that is I tell them it's about 25 minutes from Miami.

If people ask where I'm from I say NY since I was born and raised there.
Oops I stand corrected. As I typed that yesterday, something didn't sound right I still say community and that's why I always get corrected out there.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Miramar, FL
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LOL
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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Fort Lauderdale is its own city. If a bank branch is in Fort Lauderdale, you say Fort Lauderdale. It would be misleading to say Miami. The two cities are too far apart to be considered one in the same. If you are from Pembroke Pines, you are more likely to say "I'm from Fort Lauderdale" than Miami.

Also, who in America hasn't heard of Fort Lauderdale? I can understand if you traveled to China why they'd be more likely to know Miami. But I cannot envision a place in the U.S. where they would know Miami but not Fort Lauderdale.
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