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Old 02-15-12, 09:08 AM   #1
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Two Syllable Neighborhood Names

Is this unique to Denver? I imagine not.

Denver has an awful tradition of giving new, hip neighborhoods two syllable names. It started with Lower Downtown getting the name LoDo. Now there's LoHi (Lower Highland), RiNo (River North), NoDo, SoCo, BuCu and others I'm sure.

In my perusing of home listings, I found one I hadn't read before. SoBo for South Broadway. How they get SoBo, I'll never get. I guess it is better than SoBr (as apposed to Drunk?).

I think it is just awful. Let's call them by their historical names.
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Ah so since you say so, ipsofact, SoBo is a no go. How so?
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SoCo (South Congress) is in use here. That's all I'm aware of...there may be more but I don't run with a hip crowd. Denver seems to be going overboard.
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I live in Plano, does that count in this game. Pronounced Play No.
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I live in Plano, does that count in this game. Pronounced Play No.
I hope so, because those of us here in Mudville get to play too.
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There's an area in San Francisco called "Soma" as in "South Of MArket street", but that's a much older name than the trend you speak of.

What you're talking about would make me want to rescind the speaker's throat ownership license.
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I suppose I could call mine P-town, but that sounds less like a nice place to live and more like part of a urinal joke.
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In Seattle, SoDo is SOuth of the DOme. I never heard the nickname until after the KingDome was imploded, though.

SoDoWa (south of where the dome was)?
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P-Town is a nice place to live:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=p-town+ma
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I used to have a loft in Deep Ellum, which got it's name way back in the day because it was the far end of Elm Street, east of downtown Dallas.

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Here in Savannah we're a little more frugal with our syllables. We have Nog which means the old historic district North of Gaston St.

Of course we do have some two syllable descriptive names for some neighborhoods: Old Fort, Frogtown, Sandfly, Pin Point.
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I didn't know you were in Savannah.
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The neighborhood I live in is called North Park Hill. I think I'm gonna start calling it NoPa and see how long it takes for it to take hold.
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I didn't know you were in Savannah.
One of the many crosses I bear. I understand it's a nice place to visit.
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I live in Oak Cliff. Pronounced O-Clif, does that count?
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Soho in NYC: South of Houston ("house-ton") St.
Tribeca, with three syllables, again NYC: The triangle below Canal St.

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Let's not neglect DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) and Loisaida (Spanglish for Lower East Side).
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Mom lived in the Cliff back in the day, then moved to Casa Linda. She went to Sunset.
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I live in Plano, does that count in this game. Pronounced Play No.
And descriptive of the town from what I remember.
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Miami Beach has sobeach for the south beach part of town.
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I used to have a loft in Deep Ellum, which got it's name way back in the day because it was the far end of Elm Street, east of downtown Dallas.
What happened to the bar with the dancing frogs that used to be on the roof (Tango?) that used to really annoy the chamber of commerce types as being located on "lowest Greenville Avenue"
It wasn't really my kind of place, but the frogs and their ads were pretty cool.
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Hong Kong's got SoHo and NoHo for South/North of Hollywood Road. I've heard NoPo for Hong Kong's North Point, but I think it was a joke.
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My area is called South O. There's a store around the corner that sells license plate frames with South O on them in case you forget where you live.
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We have a SOHO for South Howard. At some point someone was trying to coin NOHO for North Howard, but it hasn't stuck. I've also seen an area referred to as the UC for Urban Core which includes the “Heights” neighborhoods north of downtown. I don’t think that stuck either. However, the city erected signs, several years ago, at the entrance of each neighborhood saying what its name is, which I thought was a good idea. Helps give an area identity and pride.
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What happened to the bar with the dancing frogs that used to be on the roof (Tango?) that used to really annoy the chamber of commerce types as being located on "lowest Greenville Avenue"
It wasn't really my kind of place, but the frogs and their ads were pretty cool.
Not sure what happened to Tango. There were six Frogs on it. Three went to Carl's Corner Truck Stop. I do not know if they are still there. Chuy's restaurants bought three as well. I was in Deep Ellum, not Lower Greenville. I am not sure I ever went to Tango. Most of my time was spent around Deep Ellum at Clearview, 2826, Blind Lemon and Art Bar.
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