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Old 08-16-2018, 10:33 AM
 
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Lately I have heard a few voices on radio refer to "the RTP" when giving traffic reports and the like. That is new to me. Folks I have know who work out or who used to work out there mainly called it "RTP" without the article. "The RTP" doesn't bother me, but just wondering if that's becoming more common now.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:40 AM
 
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It's always been "RTP".
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:43 AM
 
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Get on the 40
go to the shore
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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RTP - there's always a handful of people who like adding "the" to everything (whether it's right or not)
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:10 AM
 
Location: My House
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Lately I have heard a few voices on radio refer to "the RTP" when giving traffic reports and the like. That is new to me. Folks I have know who work out or who used to work out there mainly called it "RTP" without the article. "The RTP" doesn't bother me, but just wondering if that's becoming more common now.
I have always been happy with calling it RTP.

I have heard people refer to it as "The Park" for years, but not "the RTP."
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:17 AM
 
Location: NC
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I have always been happy with calling it RTP.

I have heard people refer to it as "The Park" for years, but not "the RTP."
Reminds me of listening to old BBC recordings of "The Pink Floyd"

It's RTP. There is no need for an added "the" east of the Mississippi. Once you go west, they put it on everything. The I-5, The I-10, etc...
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:22 AM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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RTP - there's always a handful of people who like adding "the" to everything (whether it's right or not)
The Californians.

(I've heard it referred to "The Park" lately on traffic reports..."there's a backup on Davis Drive coming out of the park...").
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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I've also heard "the park" more than a few times, but never "the RTP". I don't like it. Don't say that.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:36 AM
 
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"The Park" makes sense. (Try saying "I work in Park." People will squint at you.)

"The RTP" is not typical usage. "I work in RTP" or "I passed through RTP" is how you usually hear it.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:42 AM
 
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If only there were rules of grammar...


Before proper nouns

We do not use articles before the names of countries, people, continents, cities, rivers and lakes.

India is a democratic country. (NOT The India …)
Paris is the capital of France. (NOT The Paris …)
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