Took a bit for this Boston Lad to get used to all the abreviating that goes on in my area. Kept looking on the map for a place called “DelMarVa”, which means “Delaware/Maryland/Virginia”. Weather reports would say “expect 6-12 inches of snow in the DelMarVA area.”
The southern part of our state doesn’t call itself “SoVA”. Not sure why we say “NoVA”. Just lazy I guess. Might have something to do with the fact that Richmond, the Capitol is the center of political power, but NoVA is the big economic center.