The Willis Tower -- The Sears Tower
Ronald Reagan-National Airport -- National Airport
The MetLife Building -- The Pan Am Building
Mumbai -- Bombay
Kolkata -- Calcutta
The Burj Khalifa -- The Burj Dubai
HRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge -- Kate Middleton
Diddy -- Puffy
Avenue of the Americas - Sixth Avenue
Yasiin Bey - Mos Def
I think everyone knows that its Macys now but the ghost of Marshall Fields haunts that store in Chicago. It is always and forever Marshall Fields.
Women-Girls, Gals, Chicks, etc.
Kate Holmes never stuck. Still Katie.
Nobody is still saying 'Pan Am Building' grandpa.
I wouldn't say "gals" with your mouth, R5.
And watch out, R2. Some queen gave me an express train's worth of shit for calling him out for calling Sixth Avenue "Avenue of the Americas." Apparently it's the parvenu standard.
Liberty Airport - Newark Airport
Calling National Airport "Reagan National" is disrespectful.
Yeah, who says Pan Am building?
R7 and R12, what do you call Sixth Avenue?
I can't get used to saying RFK Bridge instead of Triborough though.
OP, do you still say you live in the colonies?
Sri Lanka - Ceylon
Prince--the Artist Formerly...
Camilla--Duchess of Cornwall
Nobody calls it Ceylon anymore, and Mumbai and Chennai are on the upswing. Kolkata is so close to Calcutta it can be ignored.
But Pretoria as a neighborhood of Tswane City is not catching on.
Wow. I did not know that Marshall Field's had closed.
DUMBO is not Downtown - unless you consider it to be Downtown Brooklyn - which it really is not. It borders Downtown Brooklyn. You should not list it with Manhattan areas.
Britain = ENGLAND
America = United States
Long ago, when he came to America, my grandfather lived near Prince and Mulberry, near the old St. Patrick's. When I was growing up, my family always called it Little Italy (he was Irish, incidentally).
Of course, this was before there was a SoHo.
[quote]Yeah, who says Pan Am building?
People who are life long New Yorkers. And people still call Nolita (North Of Little Italy), SOHO (South of Houston Street) Soho used to stretch to The Bowery until Elizabeth Street stated being revitalized.
R87, "H-you-ston", "Hooston", or "Huston"?
Can someone explain England vs Britain?
penised person = man
Greenwich Village instead of "the NYU campus."
The Civil War - The War of Northern Aggression
How easy it is to derail a thread by turning into a NYC neighborhood war. Tee hee!
I still call it Columbia, not America or the United States. That is its proper name, as indicated by its national capital territory, the District of Columbia. It is not exactly the same pronunciation as Colombia.
Most Arctic people are Na-Dene people, so that's the safest go to.
What are you talking about, r97?
"We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."
RFK Bridge = Triborough
Edward "Ted" Kennedy Bridge = Chappaquiddick
No, Na-Dene is Athabaskan/Tlingit, and does not at all include the Eskimo peoples of Alaska, either Inupiat or Yupik.
[quote]DUMBO does NOT = Williamsburg.
Williamsburg Schmillamsburg. The only people who live there are called Humphrey.
[quote]Patriot Day - September 11th
Most people call it "9/11."
R63 is a flyover queen trying desperately to sound like a Manhattanite.
Denali - Mount McKinley
George Bush Incontinental Airport - Big Houston Airport
In Denver there is an area called LoNo, or the Lower Northside. Natives still call it The East Side.
I love using lovely old British Imperialist names for places. It reminds me of pith helmets, the Raj, cooling verandas and servants bringing cold lemonade after the dust of the road.
The Irish Free State
Technically, Denali is the old name... Personally I use both.
The so-called Ed Koch Queensboro bridge in NYC which my friend now calls the Queen's bridge after Eddie Koch! Most folks call it the 59th Street bridge or the Queensboro bridge.
All the sports venues that sold out for corporate naming rights.
Sox Park/Comiskey will always remain that. The only people who call them by their corporate names are sportscasters who have to do it.
Sadly, the Booker Prize really is now known by the neologism the Man Booker Prize.
I love to say French Indochina.
Them: "I'm from Vietnam, nice to meet you."
Me: "Ah, French Indochina. Well, bon jour to you!"
Personnel -- Human Resources
Purchasing -- Materials Management
Maintenance -- Engineering
Housekeeping -- Environmental Services
Handicapped -- Handicapable
The Pond -- Honda Center
The Kodak Theatre -- Dolby Theatre
Grauman's Chinese Theatre -- Mann's Chinese Theatre -- TCL Chinese Theatre
[quote]Grauman's Chinese Theatre -- Mann's Chinese Theatre -- TCL Chinese Theatre
Yeah that will never happen. It will always be the Grauman's Chinese.
Houston Intercontinental Airport was renamed after George H. W. Bush, and despite initial resistance, everyone has wound up calling it "Bush Airport." It's just shorter and easier, and the namesake Continental Airlines doesn't exist anymore.
Hell's Kitchen. No one was conned by realtors who decided to call the area Clinton to raise rent, but most importanty, their commissions. So sad, too bad.
Williams Tower in Houston, part of the Galleria complex, was originally Transco Tower. All longtime Houstonians will always call it Transco.
R115, the "Intercontinental" in the airport's name is not related to Continental Airlines.
And we haven't even discussed ethnic groups.
R110 Fans do call new Comsikey, The Cell, after its corporate name US Celluar Field.
Many pissed off fans are calling Citi Field(the Mets new park), Shitti Field!
R116 Clinton was such a dopey name. I'm waiting for some hipster scum to rename Bed-Stuy!
Saint Petersburg - Leningrad
I still call the Pan Am building the Pan Am building.
World Trade Center now Ground zero
Oriental now Asian (there may even be a more updated word)
Coke was soda pop
Where I live, there is a section of town we used to call The War Zone. Now it's called International District. It's still a war zone.
My grandmother calls my SUV a wagon. I thought that was cute.
Interesting read R19. I didn't know Selfridge was at Field's before he started the store in London.
Cape Canaveral -- Cape Kennedy -- Cape Canaveral
Emerging neighborhood - The fucking ghetto
Am I the only who had to Google Pan Am?
How long ago was it the Pan Am building? I've lived in NY for two decades and it's always been MetLife. Ya'll be some old peeps up in this bitch!
my plane is due to land at Idlewild
Comiskey is gone. When they built the new one, I couldn't really call is Comiskey so U.S. Cellular Field is fine by me.
One thing that irritates me is the way some Americans say Viet-NAAAAAAM as in sand instead of Viet-Nahm, which is the correct pronunciation.
R131 probably still says Eye-talian.
Burbank Airport - Bob Hope Airport
Canton - Guangzhou
Nanking - Nanjing
R25, I know about 15 years ago, Candlestick was renamed 3M Park (I think). I was acquainted with 3M's CEO. I've refused to call it anything but Candlestick. It might even have a new name now. I haven't been to the area in awhile.
Frisco (very old)
The City (was used 15 years ago - is it still used now?)
This is for San Francisco.
Bros = closeted self-loathers
Holidays = Xmas
I still call the Devil Rays the Devil Rays.
So and so is coming out with a new album that drops Tuesday. I see that written all the time today.
No one comes out with "albums" anymore.
Denali = Mt. McKinley
Its dumb, but R29 made me LOL!!!!
Prince - a symbol - Prince
Yes, the Artist Formerly Known as Prince is now Prince, the artist formerly known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince.
In Brooklyn, they call the Brooklyn Bridge the Manhattan Bridge.
The Highline Condominiums = General Theological Seminary
New Whitney Museum = the Mineshaft parking lot
CUNY Graduate Center = B Altman building
NoTiffSoSher = still North of Tiffany's and South of the Sherry Netherland (thanks to Fran Lebowitz)
George Bush International Airport in Houston. Still call it Intercontinental.
Northern Mexico - Southern California
They will, R120. I can picture them just referring to it as 'Bedford' in the near-future.
That name is taken in NY, R144, and it isn't in Brooklyn. Good thing.
Old native New Yorkers still say BMT, IRT, and IND.
[quote]George Bush International Airport in Houston. Still call it Intercontinental.
It's actually George Bush Intercontinental Airport, a slightly bigger mouthful. Most people now just call it "Bush." I just call it IAH.
The Americana Hotel in Nogales Arizona. No longer the Americana, but will always be the Americana
I worked in the Sears Tower and I call it the Willis Tower because I'm mad at Sears.
Asshole = George W. Bush
Anti-Christ = George W. Bush
[quote]Old native New Yorkers still say BMT, IRT, and IND.
What do you call them?
Re: NYC subway: I still look for the Double R
I useta take the eastside IRT.
Raljon-what is it now?
Pedophiles - priests
[quote] Many pissed off fans are calling Citi Field(the Mets new park), Shitti Field!
Nobody calls it that.
Citifield is a huge improvement over Shea Stadium. My bf, who is a Yankee fan, vastly prefers Citifield to the new Yankee Stadium. Tickets are half the price and you can get a clubhouse seat for very little money.
And you can go to Citifield in the opposing team's hat/clothing and you won't get beaten up, unlike certain ballparks in Philly and Boston.
Cunts - womyn
Salon -- beauty parlor
Handbag -- pocket book
Dinner -- supper
It's been "NBCNEWS" for quite a while now, yet everyone still calls it "MSNBC"... why?
Almost ten years ago Met Life moved from the Pan Am Building to former Verizon headquarters at Sixth Avenue and 42nd Street. They replaced the white brick with green glass from street to 40th floor and changed the name at top of building.
MSNBC has always been NBC News. NBC's news channel is called MSNBC.
r160, today tourists think the lines are known by the colors on subway maps. Locals now refer to service by the line letter (A,B,C, etc) or numbers (1 through 7). Though not known to the public, the Grand Central-Times Square Shuttle is the 8.
[quote]R160 today tourists think the lines are known by the colors on subway maps.
That's how it is in Boston. We have the Blue Line, Red Line, Green Line, Orange Line, Purple Line, etc. When I first went to NYC, I thought it was the same there and spent nearly an hour on the phone with my NYer friend trying to tell me how to get to her apartment and her getting confused because I kept using the "color system," i.e. "So I take the Red Line and switch to the Blue Line?" haha
[quote]MSNBC has always been NBC News. NBC's news channel is called MSNBC.
R173, you're a fucking moron.
The TV channel was called MSNBC for years. Microsoft divested. NBC changed it to "NBCNews" just a year or so ago.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport = Atlanta Airport
A recent study showed most viewers don't know the origin/meaning of ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC.
A huge city named Bombay for centuries and then the idiots name it Mumbai...or however you spell it, what kind of idiots decided to do that? Also Saigon...what the fuck! Ho Chi Min City! What a stupid world we live in.
And yes, I probably spelled the names wrong. I don't give a damn.
Stop being so utterly obtuse r176. NBC News' cable channel is still branded as MSNBC. They have not made any changes on the corporate level about rebranding their news channel yet. So take a fucking valium and calm the fuck down cooze.
One thing for sure, I'm never flying to Reagan or Bush airports. The thought makes me sick.
R180, I'm talking about the fucking website. Are you daft? Are you brain dead?
Tampa International Airport is now, Clearwater, Tampa International Airport?
No. I don't think so. Clearwater? It's a creepy place and should be ignored.
R182 you didn't say anything about the website in your original post.
[quote]Liberty Airport - Newark Airport
The new name is "Newark Liberty International Airport"
It'll be Newark (EWR) Airport forever.
Replacing an old English name for a foreign city with the name the people who live there actually use is not creating a "new" name. Nor is changing the spelling in the latin alphabet to better reflect the correct pronunciation.
I imagine some of you are still complaining about Constantinople.
[quote]The TV channel was called MSNBC for years. Microsoft divested. NBC changed it to "NBCNews" just a year or so ago.
The why do they still call it MSNBC in all their graphics and every time they mention the network? You might also want to alert Wikipedia since the change seems to have eluded them.