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Old 05-01-2008, 07:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Odd State Referance Comment

Ok this is going to sound really odd - but was reading a Post from "johnnygray" and it jogged a memory of mine.

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania - since then have lived in Virginia - New York, and now in Georgia.

i have NEVER heard anyone other than someone from Pennsylvania refer to there state by the Initials.

I have heard plenty of Pennsylvanians refer to it as "P.A." - but have never heard anyone in New York call it "N.Y." or Georgia as "G.A."

Maybe it is overall name legnth - 4 syllables is long - but so is California - never hear "C.A."
Do North or South Dakotians call it N.D. or S. D.?

I am sure i am wrong - just an "Observation of a Doofus"
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm from NJ and we say PA as well for penna...I think I've heard NJ said, but it's just a spill over from the "PA" bit,
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We usually just say jerzy.
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On the boards I say MO, but in person, it's Missouri.

Kay-Cee-MO just kinda rolls along, but isn't 100% accurate same county though -- close enough for most

I'm from Ohio, which is short enough to type.

I've seen (So)Cal, P.A., Mass, IL...

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I spell it out cause we have a good handful of non-US members and I'm sure they don't memorize all our state abbreviations (heck I have to look them up sometimes).
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i do find that in typing / written communications they are used..
but more from a verbal standpoint. people in PA actually say "P.A."

RH77 to they actually say "I.L."
i have heard "Cal / Cali" and "Mass" but never "C.A." or "O.R."

( like i started with this was an odd comment)
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Pennsylvania is actually five syllables.

I know we're talking about states, but EVERYONE calls Los Angeles, "LA" and it's only four syllables.

New Jersey people say "Jersey"
Californians say "Cali" or rarely even "CA"

But yes, we PAers, do actually say "PA". There's just no cute way to cut the word "Pennsylvania".
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DOH !!
it is 5.
i had "shortened it" to Penn-syl-vain-ya..

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