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Old 02-12-07, 02:44 PM   #1
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How do you handle a problem like Spokane? (humor)

No matter what you think of Spokane, you'll enjoy this article. As a native Spokanite, we often feel, let's just say, a different attitude, from those on the other side of the Cascades. (I hope the link works. If not, go to www.outheremonthly.com and click on Jess Walter; Urban Outdoors). Out There is a tabloid magazine that covers outdoor recreation in the inland northwest.

www.outtheremonthly.com/index.php?art=urban_outdoors
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Old 02-13-07, 07:31 AM   #2
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How do you know someone isn't from around here?

Spokane is not pronounced 'Spo cane'.

Then we work on 'Sequim' .

Working for the US Postal Service, I can't even begin to count the number of spellings I've seen for Sequim.

For those of you on the east side of the Cascades--'Mesa'.

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Old 02-13-07, 12:22 PM   #3
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When we get a new radio personality, the shibboleth is Yakima. (It actually makes the weather report entertaining). They usually would say something like: Yah-KEY-Mah.

If you work for the USPS, my helmut's off to you. You could probably fill a book with the stories you could tell.

And I kept wondering why everyone just smiled at me in Sequim.
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Here is another fun town name in Washington: Humptulips. Which has nothing to do with people from the Netherlands being intimate in the flower fields.

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When we get a new radio personality, the shibboleth is Yakima. (It actually makes the weather report entertaining). They usually would say something like: Yah-KEY-Mah.
I love how the news newbies over here butcher "Puyallup."

I read that piece in OTM; but, honestly, we need take neither tack in talking to Seattlites about our area. Neither apologist nor the false 'aw shucks' is necessary. It's God's country - - with just an iffy enough economy to keep the rest of the state from stampeding over here
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It's God's country - - with just an iffy enough economy to keep the rest of the state from stampeding over here
My husband and I had thought of moving to Republic one day. We're still here in Kent for a reason .

Love the state of Washington and those names...Tenino, Humptulips, Sekiu, Walla Walla...the list goes on .

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And the rivers. . . Stillaguamish, Suiattle, Skagit, Tuchet . . .
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I worked for Keytronic in the early 80's. I absolutley loved Spokane and after moving back to the Seattle area to go back to work for Boeing I tried to get transferred over there when the Boeing facility opened over there. It had at that time a feeling like a midwest town sort of like Akron Ohio and it was so easy to get around we to the Riverfront Park to go ice skating in the winter. Alas I doubt I will ever live there again my wife is from Puyallup and I'll never get her to leave here
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Old 03-12-07, 10:52 AM   #9
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reasons to cycle Spokane

Good to see another Spokanite posting, even if it is from Nine Mile Falls :-).

Here's an article from Out There Monthly that should provide a few reasons to come ride the sunny side of the state (written by yours truly, me, who was bred, born and raised in Seattle) and maybe even get a few miles further east for some two-wheeled fun.

http://www.outtheremonthly.com/index.php?art=cycling
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Hey, Nine Mile Falls is close enough for government work!

Thanks for article, Bradley. A lot of interesting information in there, and I am seriously mulling over the Tour de Blast...

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