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Old 03-10-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Born in Baton rouge, grew up in Greenwell Springs, and moved to Lafayette when I was 5. Been here ever since. Also I lived in Jamaica for 6 months.
I visited Jamaica for a week 6 years ago ... honestly, I believe I would love to live there. And I don't mean on a resort either. How did you swing that? And did you like it? Are you black or white? That only matters because I'm curious how well you were accepted, I would assume as a white guy it would be harder for me to fit in.
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Hickman Nebraska
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Military brat moved from Arizonia to BC in the 70's. Grew up in SoBo, the Grove, all through high school. Joined AF, lived in Tex, Cali,and Ohio. Got out and moved back to SoBo, then moved to Hotlanta. Lastly moved to frigid Nebraska, where I have now lived the longest, 10yrs now, that is not SoBo. There, I used the new term, are we starting new slang now?
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Military brat moved from Arizonia to BC in the 70's. Grew up in SoBo, the Grove, all through high school. Joined AF, lived in Tex, Cali,and Ohio. Got out and moved back to SoBo, then moved to Hotlanta. Lastly moved to frigid Nebraska, where I have now lived the longest, 10yrs now, that is not SoBo. There, I used the new term, are we starting new slang now?
Holy crap, you used SoBo! It works.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago--Bucktown
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Now, start using it in your everyday conversations, such as "I live over in SoBo, you know ... 71112. SoBo."

Seriously, I know it's lame as all hell to copy those trendy places like SoHo, but I could see SoBo catching on.
It's already caught on in a lot of places. As you know, SoHo means "South of Houston (street)." So Austin has SoCo (South Congress Ave) and SoLa (South Lamar Blvd). Here in Chicago, a condo building just opened on the south side of North Ave called SoNo.

I kind of like SoBo. But I don't think you could make it work for Shreveport. SoSo, SoSh, SoPo--None of those sound very appealing...
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Fordyce Arkansas
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Holy crap, you used SoBo! It works.
LOL yall are so funny!
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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It's already caught on in a lot of places. As you know, SoHo means "South of Houston (street)." So Austin has SoCo (South Congress Ave) and SoLa (South Lamar Blvd). Here in Chicago, a condo building just opened on the south side of North Ave called SoNo.

I kind of like SoBo. But I don't think you could make it work for Shreveport. SoSo, SoSh, SoPo--None of those sound very appealing...
lol @ SoPo. I was raised SoPo.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Default Where is everyone from?

New Haven County in Connecticut. 40 degrees today and sunny. I am watching my neighbor collect sap from maple trees. He has a little "sugar shack" at his farm down the hill from us. Smells amazing when he is cooking down the sap for maple syrup.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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New Haven County in Connecticut. 40 degrees today and sunny. I am watching my neighbor collect sap from maple trees. He has a little "sugar shack" at his farm down the hill from us. Smells amazing when he is cooking down the sap for maple syrup.
Wow, that sounds like paradise! I am a city boy, but that sounds really cool.
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Chicago--Bucktown
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New Haven County in Connecticut. 40 degrees today and sunny. I am watching my neighbor collect sap from maple trees. He has a little "sugar shack" at his farm down the hill from us. Smells amazing when he is cooking down the sap for maple syrup.
I was raised where maple syrup is more expensive than caviar... I had to stick with Aunt Jemima, except for special occaisions...
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Originally from NOLA. Living in Wichita, Ks now but moving back to Louisiana in early June. Looking for homes around Shreveport. It's cloudy, 32 degrees, and wind blowing out of the NW at 13mph in Wichita. Looking forward to that Southern Temp change.
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