Around the southeast US, LA either stands for Lower Arkansas, or
Lower Alabama. <G>
Really? I grew up in the northwest US, and I've always heard of LA referring to Los Angeles.
It is...but we do things differently down here. <G>
At times, some have referred to Arkansas as "Sasnakra" (Arkansas
spelled backwards), as that's the way stuff was done. Years ago,
before they had "The Arkansas Lottery", they said "gambling was
illegal". Yet, they allowed betting on the horses at Oaklawn Race
Track in Hot Springs, and on the greyhounds at Southland Greyhound
Park in West Memphis. To me, that's a double standard.
Years ago, when I was working in silkscreen printing, one customer
came in for a deer hunting style shirt (hunting is real big here).
But he wanted "muzzle loaders" spelled as "muzzel loders". After I
and the artist corrected it (I did a ton of proofreading of stuff),
the customer said "that's not how he wanted it", and I blew a gasket.
While the owner was right there, I angrily replied "And they wonder
why Arkansas' literacy rate is the lowest in the country!! Stuff like
this makes us look like a bunch of dumb hicks. If there had been
something on the order that 'he wanted it that way', I wouldn't have
said a word!!".
It makes me glad that I'm not a native Arkansan (I'm originally
... 3 kinds of people: those who can count, & those who can't
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