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Old 10-03-2010, 05:00 PM
 
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There are many, many acronyms in today's society. NOLA is simply another acronym used to replace the actual name. (example: NCIS ) Using letters to replace names is just a matter of 21st century lingo. I lived in NOLA during the '80's and I used it as a postal abbreivation then. I often use it in writing now, but I never, ever refer to NOLA in my speech. Neither do I say "Nawlins or New Or-leeeans".
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:11 PM
 
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......................but I never, ever refer to NOLA in my speech. Neither do I say "Nawlins or New Or-leeeans".
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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There are many, many acronyms in today's society....Using letters to replace names is just a matter of 21st century lingo.

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Old 10-03-2010, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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True on the written part! I wouldn't speak it but on a good number bank deposit slips and letters I write, I do put "NOLA" instead of "New Orleans, Louisiana". Good point.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I started using it in writing a little while back. For me, it comes from "nola.com" which is the easiest place for me to keep up with the New Orleans news.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:30 AM
 
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As a lifelong resident of New Orleans I can tell you that it is definitely locals who use it. It's also most likely only young people who use it the most. Facebook statuses such as "NOLA for the weekend" are very common for the typical NOLA (used it again) college student who goes to school out of town. It's definitely not ever spoken.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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I've always referred to it as Yatville, the Crescent City, the City of Sin or just plain ol' Nawlins.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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It's very new. And very goofy. My wife mused about maybe naming our kid Nola and I almost threw up.
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:14 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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In other news the City of New Orleans officially changed it's web address from www.cityofno.com to www.nola.gov
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:58 AM
 
Location: City of Central
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Trying to be trendy , I guess .
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