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Anybody feel like going for a few more?... Chicago = ?

Chicago
(second thoughts are: too much cargo and not enough chic)
Seattle = ?

Microsoft
Memphis = ?

Tennessee.

Mike Barnes
Cheshire, England
Liverpool -

United

Wassat?

Mike Barnes
Cheshire, England
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Mike Barnes typed thus:
United

Wassat?

Too slow, by golly. I was there last night (and I know nothing about football).

David
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Now for the English: Phoenix

Nights (might need some explanation for Leftpondians)
New York

New York
(given myself STS)
San FranciscoHeart

(and again)

Laura
(emulate St. George for email)
Anybody feel like going for a few more?... Chicago = ?Chicago Seattle = ?Frasier Memphis = ?Chuck Berry

(I'm beginning to see why i'm so susceptible to STS...)

Laura
(emulate St. George for email)
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Laura F Spira typed thus:
Now for the English: Phoenix

Nights (might need some explanation for Leftpondians)

Aha. Snap. Bring on the Bolton accent.

David
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Mike Barnes typed thus:

Wassat?

Too slow, by golly. I was there last night (and I know nothing about football).

I probably know less about soccer than david56, but that's not a goal I'm interested in scoring. But, is any team known as "United"? The most well-known team with United in the name is Manchester United, but most references I see to that team are "Man U". The printable references, that is.
I do note that the webpage for Man U is titled "United Review". http://www.manutd.com/splashPages/black.sps?itype=5786&icustompageid=10842 That page makes references to "United", but that could be the result of a geeky webmaster that knows Java but has never seen an Indonesian kicking a ball.
Do people refer to Manchester United as "United"?
I do note that the webpage for Man U is titled "United Review". http://www.manutd.com/splashPages/black.sps?itype=5786&icustompageid=10842 That page makes references to "United", ... that knows Java but has never seen an Indonesian kicking a ball. Do people refer to Manchester United as "United"?

When I worked in Manchester, Manchester United was always known as "United", but this was natural in a city with two teams: "United" nad "City". There was no need to say "Manchester"; what other teams were worth discussing?
Fran
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When I worked in Manchester, Manchester United was always known as "United", but this was natural in a city with two teams: "United" nad "City". There was no need to say "Manchester"; what other teams were worth discussing?

Someone here at ** recently posted an email titled, in part, "Sox v. Angels", a reference to baseball tickets being available. This gave me some pause; of course it makes total sense that Chicagoans would refer to their White Sox (at least in contexts calling for abbreviation) as "the Sox". To me, "the Sox" by default means the Boston Red Sox if it means anything. (Note, though, that Bostonians pronounce "Sox" like "Swauks", while Chicagoans pronounce "Sox" like "Saaks".)
Say, shouldn't that be "Sox vs. Angels"? "Sox v. Angels" sounds like a court case. Liebs? (HWDTB?)
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