Where is everyone from?


#996

I hope you don’t think “NoVA” means “No VA”.

I live in Northern Virginia, about 3 hours from Salem.


#997

When I first read Nova I thought you meant Nova Scotia … :smile:


#998

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.


#999

I’m used to hearing DelMarVa. But I had never heard NoVa before. I’ve got a friend here who grew up in Boston England. He was talking to a friend of mine back home. He had no idea there was a Boston in England. He only knew of Boston Massachusetts. And he was always good at geography when we were in high school.


#1000

Ha! Most Massholes don’t realize that almost every town and city in New England was named after a place in Old England. Boston. Waltham. Wrentham, Hull, Gloucester…even Plymouth.


#1001

Brandywine, MD.


#1002

Indeed. But I just figured my friend Jimmy would have known that. It made me cringe and it made Simon (from old Boston) laugh. Haha.


#1003

I thought the same thing about del/mar/VA when I first moved to delaware. Like wth is that place…lol.


#1004

North Carolina!


#1005

35 days sober, Yorkshire, England


#1006

I’m from Houston Texas too. Are you still clean or using. I’m 1 month sober


#1007

Hi
I am from Mumbai - India
Anyone here from Mumbai?


#1009

Kentucky born and raised spent 4yrs Camp Pendleton California


#1010

Me too :wave:t3::wave:t3::wave:t3:


#1011

From Spain


#1012

New York to Peterborough is quite an adjustment I would imagine.


#1013

Netherlands, near Amsterdam :grinning:


#1014

Ohio 216


#1015

At first it was. The first year I lived here I was determined not to use English words and phrases. But it was a matter of sink or swim… so I went with the flow. :slight_smile:


#1016

Loved visiting your country in 2013. Spent 10 days there, mostly in Barcelona. Girona was a fascinating place. Walking those winding streets, the higher you walk, the further back in time you go. And paella…I am a fiend for the stuff, and could get it everywhere. So hard to find a place that serves it where I live, let alone a good one.