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Posted: 9/11/2005 11:51:12 AM EDT
As I was driving to work this morning , I passed a car with three small American flag stickers on the trunk lid . The problem is , they were upside down . I'm sure it's some sort of protest against George Bush or the Republicans and I believe in their right to peacefull protest . Still pissed me off though .


What's with everyone refering to New Orleans as " NOLA " ? I've lived in Louisiana all of my life and my Mother is from New Orleans . NOBODY here calls it " NOLA " .


OK , I'm finished now .
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 11:53:10 AM EDT
Upside down flag is SUPPOSED to be a signal of distress. It has been co-opted by the liberals as meaning the US is being screwed by President Bush/Republicans/conservatives.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 12:05:03 PM EDT
NOLA is a shortcut to typing New Orleans or New Orleans, La. Widely used by gobberment, people, etc.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 12:28:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By djohns6:
What's with everyone refering to New Orleans as " NOLA " ? I've lived in Louisiana all of my life and my Mother is from New Orleans . NOBODY here calls it " NOLA " .



I'm starting to see this a lot as geographical shorthand, i.e., NOLA, NEPA, NOVA.. a little annoying if you don't already know what the writer means.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 12:29:51 PM EDT
You've never used CONUS, US, POTUS, USA, AL as abbreviations?
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 12:58:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 12:59:33 PM EDT by djohns6]

Originally Posted By w4klr:
You've never used CONUS, US, POTUS, USA, AL as abbreviations?




Those abbreviations are commonplace . " NOLA " is never used here in Louisiana . At least not by the natives . It's an insignificant thing I know . Just felt like bitching . Too hot to go outside .
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 1:02:26 PM EDT
So if you were making a post, and writing new orleans 50 times would cost you the time of your boss walking in and catching you use company time, or typing NOLA would give you time to hit Submit before he walks in, which is more advantageous?

The situation has become a conversation peice, making it common place.

But hey, I understand, everyone needs to vent sometime, whether it is a fart or rant. Didn't mean to seem like I jumped on you.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 1:12:07 PM EDT

Fair enough my friend .
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