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Old 03-31-2012, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Keller, Texas
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I have a friend in Austin who calls Houston, the "armpit of Texas". I use, "outskirts of Houston"
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Houston for areas within COH, Houston Metro for the Satellite Burbs/Exurbs.


But like said before, because of the size of the city, most people will say what side or part of town they live closest too.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:58 PM
 
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I vote for "Houstonland" - in fact, I have been calling it that for years.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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The United States of Houston.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:58 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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The United States of Houston.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Northwest Houston
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I have a friend in Austin who calls Houston, the "armpit of Texas". I use, "outskirts of Houston"
So you kiss your friends a$$ and apologize for where you live by distancing yourself from Houston ? That's rather gutless wouldn't you say ?
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Austin/Houston
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Houstonland?

Why would anyone want to call it Houstonland? Too much of a knock-off of Chicagoland. Same way we bit "Bay Area Houston" from the actual Bay Area. I miss the original Clearlake name.

I guess the generic Houston area works fine!
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner, VA by way of TEXAS
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Houstonia.

It's because it reminds me of it's own little country within Texas, like one of those little nation-states in Eastern Europe. (Latvia, Estonia)

Don't judge me.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:06 PM
 
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In literature it would be called the greater metro Houston area. In conversation it is metro Houston...
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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I say Houston since I live in the city. I never liked "bayou city". Bayous are dirty.
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