Things everyone still calls by their old names
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
|by Anonymous||reply 189||07/05/2013|
Avenue of the Americas - Sixth Avenue
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/22/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/22/2013|
Women-Girls, Gals, Chicks, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/22/2013|
Kate Holmes never stuck. Still Katie.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/22/2013|
Nobody is still saying 'Pan Am Building' grandpa.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/22/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/22/2013|
Liberty Airport - Newark Airport
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/22/2013|
Calling National Airport "Reagan National" is disrespectful.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/22/2013|
Yeah, who says Pan Am building?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/22/2013|
R7 and R12, what do you call Sixth Avenue?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/22/2013|
I can't get used to saying RFK Bridge instead of Triborough though.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/22/2013|
OP, do you still say you live in the colonies?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/22/2013|
[all posts by ham-fisted troll a removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/22/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/22/2013|
Wow. I did not know that Marshall Field's had closed.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/22/2013|
Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge - 59th Street Bridge
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/22/2013|
Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/22/2013|
Diana, Princess of Wales - Lady Di
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/22/2013|
South Los Angeles - South Central / Compton / Watts
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/22/2013|
Candlestick Park. I can't remember the new name changes to San Francisco's baseball stadium.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/22/2013|
Kate Middleton > Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/22/2013|
You guys sound really old.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/23/2013|
Her name is stll Kate Middleton OP. Only her title has changed.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/23/2013|
(the new) World Trade Center = Freedom Tower
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/23/2013|
The German consulate in Thailand - the Prussian consulate in Siam
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/23/2013|
Apatosaurus - Brontosaurus
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/23/2013|
[quote]Yeah, who says Pan Am building?
People who know.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/23/2013|
Microsystems, notebooks, tablets, etc. - Computers
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/23/2013|
Congo - Zaire - and back to Congo
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/23/2013|
the Netherlands - Holland
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/23/2013|
30 Rockefeller Plaza will always be the RCA Building.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/23/2013|
I remember when the Duchess of Cambridge wanted people to call her Catherine. Everyone calls her Kate still though.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/23/2013|
I travel a lot, and despite initial resistance, most people I hear now call it just "Reagan" rather than "National".
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/23/2013|
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall - The Rottweiler
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/23/2013|
So, did Peking becoming Beijing change the dog breed and duck dish as well?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/23/2013|
I've read that even many people in Vietnam STILL call Ho Chi Minh City Saigon.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/23/2013|
[quote]Everyone calls her Kate still though.
Useful tabloid-sized shorthand.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/23/2013|
Roseanne Barr did the whole name-change cycle and landed back at Barr. Just like the Congo, many did not join her MARY!-Go-Round and, thus, she remained - Roseanne Barr.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/23/2013|
Mobile or wireless phone - cell phone
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/23/2013|
I hope they don't EVER call the Triborough Bridge the Bobby fucking Kennedy bridge!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/23/2013|
Istanbul - Constantinople...
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/23/2013|
R57, it's Byzantium to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/23/2013|
Mariska Hargitay Hermann -- that lesbian on SVU
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/23/2013|
Pope Benedict XVI -- Joseph Ratzinger
|by Anonymous||reply 61||06/23/2013|
[quote]Pope Benedict XVI -- Joseph Ratzinger
Or....The Devil Wears Red Pradas.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||06/23/2013|
NoLita = the Lower East Side
DUMBO = the Lower East Side
|by Anonymous||reply 63||06/23/2013|
So what are we calling the Ottoman Empire nowadays?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/23/2013|
Mrs. Gary Morton -- Lucille Ball
|by Anonymous||reply 65||06/23/2013|
How can Dumbo be the lower east side if it's in Brooklyn?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/23/2013|
DUMBO = Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. It's in Brooklyn, not the LES.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||06/23/2013|
Umm, no, DUMBO does NOT = Williamsburg. The bridge that connects Williamsburg to Manhattan is the - wait for it - Williamsburg Bridge - not the Manhattan Bridge.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||06/23/2013|
Thurgood Marshall Int'l Airport - Baltimore Int'l Airport or BWI
Patriot Day - September 11th
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - The Daily Show
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/23/2013|
Crown Princess Camilla - Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/23/2013|
DUMBO is in Brooklyn.
Was NOLITA really ever part of the LES? Not arguing. Just curious.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||06/23/2013|
Sex-positive = filthy whore
|by Anonymous||reply 74||06/23/2013|
Technically, yes, R73. The lower east side is anything south of Houston Street, which NoLIta is - even though it is North of Little Italy...
|by Anonymous||reply 75||06/23/2013|
Thanks, R75. I had always thought of the LES's western boundary being the Bowery, which is the eastern boundary of NOLITA.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/23/2013|
Single parents --1) unwed mothers ; or 2) girls or women who got knocked up
|by Anonymous||reply 77||06/23/2013|
Depends on which map you look at, R76. It used to be that LES was anything South of East Houston and the dividing line between East Houston and West Houston is Lafayette.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||06/23/2013|
Bill Cosby's Canadian domestic staff - puddin' pops
Oksana Grigorieva - I can see your cunt!
Personal Assistants for Naomi Campbell/Russell Crowe - DUCK!
|by Anonymous||reply 80||06/23/2013|
Soho, Noho, Nolita, Dumbo, Fidi, Tribeca, Loisaida = Downtown
|by Anonymous||reply 81||06/23/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||06/23/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||06/23/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||06/23/2013|
R87, "H-you-ston", "Hooston", or "Huston"?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||06/23/2013|
Can someone explain England vs Britain?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||06/23/2013|
Greenwich Village instead of "the NYU campus."
|by Anonymous||reply 92||06/23/2013|
The Civil War - The War of Northern Aggression
|by Anonymous||reply 93||06/23/2013|
How easy it is to derail a thread by turning into a NYC neighborhood war. Tee hee!
|by Anonymous||reply 94||06/23/2013|
On the subject of Inuit/Eskimo, R38 is wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||06/23/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||06/23/2013|
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."
|by Anonymous||reply 98||06/23/2013|
RFK Bridge = Triborough
Edward "Ted" Kennedy Bridge = Chappaquiddick
|by Anonymous||reply 99||06/23/2013|
No, Na-Dene is Athabaskan/Tlingit, and does not at all include the Eskimo peoples of Alaska, either Inupiat or Yupik.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||06/23/2013|
[quote]DUMBO does NOT = Williamsburg.
Williamsburg Schmillamsburg. The only people who live there are called Humphrey.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||06/23/2013|
Reagan National Airport - National Airport
|by Anonymous||reply 102||06/23/2013|
[quote]Patriot Day - September 11th
Most people call it "9/11."
|by Anonymous||reply 103||06/23/2013|
R63 is a flyover queen trying desperately to sound like a Manhattanite.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||06/23/2013|
Denali - Mount McKinley
George Bush Incontinental Airport - Big Houston Airport
|by Anonymous||reply 105||06/23/2013|
In Denver there is an area called LoNo, or the Lower Northside. Natives still call it The East Side.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||06/23/2013|
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.
Ceylon Madras Bombay Rhodesia The Irish Free State Malaya
|by Anonymous||reply 107||06/23/2013|
Technically, Denali is the old name... Personally I use both.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||06/23/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||06/23/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||06/23/2013|
Sadly, the Booker Prize really is now known by the neologism the Man Booker Prize.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||06/23/2013|
I love to say French Indochina.
Them: "I'm from Vietnam, nice to meet you."
Me: "Ah, French Indochina. Well, bon jour to you!"
|by Anonymous||reply 112||06/23/2013|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 113||06/23/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||06/23/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||06/23/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||06/23/2013|
Williams Tower in Houston, part of the Galleria complex, was originally Transco Tower. All longtime Houstonians will always call it Transco.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||06/23/2013|
R115, the "Intercontinental" in the airport's name is not related to Continental Airlines.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||06/23/2013|
And we haven't even discussed ethnic groups.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||06/23/2013|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 120||06/23/2013|
Saint Petersburg - Leningrad
|by Anonymous||reply 121||06/23/2013|
I still call the Pan Am building the Pan Am building.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||06/23/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||06/23/2013|
Interesting read R19. I didn't know Selfridge was at Field's before he started the store in London.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||06/23/2013|
Cape Canaveral -- Cape Kennedy -- Cape Canaveral
|by Anonymous||reply 125||06/23/2013|
Emerging neighborhood - The fucking ghetto
|by Anonymous||reply 126||06/23/2013|
Am I the only who had to Google Pan Am?
|by Anonymous||reply 127||06/23/2013|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 128||06/23/2013|
my plane is due to land at Idlewild
|by Anonymous||reply 129||06/23/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||06/23/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||06/23/2013|
R131 probably still says Eye-talian.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||06/23/2013|
Burbank Airport - Bob Hope Airport
Canton - Guangzhou
Nanking - Nanjing
|by Anonymous||reply 133||06/23/2013|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 134||06/23/2013|
I still call the Devil Rays the Devil Rays.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||06/23/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||06/23/2013|
Its dumb, but R29 made me LOL!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 138||06/23/2013|
Prince - a symbol - Prince
|by Anonymous||reply 139||06/23/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||06/24/2013|
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)
|by Anonymous||reply 141||06/24/2013|
George Bush International Airport in Houston. Still call it Intercontinental.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||06/24/2013|
Northern Mexico - Southern California
|by Anonymous||reply 143||06/24/2013|
They will, R120. I can picture them just referring to it as 'Bedford' in the near-future.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||06/24/2013|
That name is taken in NY, R144, and it isn't in Brooklyn. Good thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||06/24/2013|
[quote]Many pissed off fans are calling Citi Field(the Mets new park), Shitti Field!
I liked "Taxpayer Field" myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||06/24/2013|
Oh, I know...the Sears Tower!
|by Anonymous||reply 149||06/24/2013|
Grauman's Chinese Theatre = Mann's Chinese Theatre
|by Anonymous||reply 150||06/24/2013|
Forget Customer Service, it's still the Complaint Department.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||06/29/2013|
[quote]How long ago was it the Pan Am building? I've lived in NY for two decades and it's always been MetLife.
Sorry, but 20 years ago was, like, yesterday.
This you will soon learn.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||06/29/2013|
Old native New Yorkers still say BMT, IRT, and IND.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||06/30/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||06/30/2013|
The Americana Hotel in Nogales Arizona. No longer the Americana, but will always be the Americana
|by Anonymous||reply 156||06/30/2013|
I worked in the Sears Tower and I call it the Willis Tower because I'm mad at Sears.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||06/30/2013|
Anti-Christ = George W. Bush
|by Anonymous||reply 159||07/02/2013|
[quote]Old native New Yorkers still say BMT, IRT, and IND.
What do you call them?
|by Anonymous||reply 160||07/02/2013|
Re: NYC subway: I still look for the Double R
|by Anonymous||reply 162||07/03/2013|
I useta take the eastside IRT.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||07/03/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||07/04/2013|
It's been "NBCNEWS" for quite a while now, yet everyone still calls it "MSNBC"... why?
|by Anonymous||reply 169||07/04/2013|
Type "www.msnbc.com" into your browser, and find yourself taken here, moron:
|by Anonymous||reply 171||07/04/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||07/04/2013|
MSNBC has always been NBC News. NBC's news channel is called MSNBC.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||07/04/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||07/04/2013|
[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
|by Anonymous||reply 175||07/05/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||07/05/2013|
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport = Atlanta Airport
|by Anonymous||reply 177||07/05/2013|
A recent study showed most viewers don't know the origin/meaning of ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||07/05/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||07/05/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||07/05/2013|
One thing for sure, I'm never flying to Reagan or Bush airports. The thought makes me sick.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||07/05/2013|
R180, I'm talking about the fucking website. Are you daft? Are you brain dead?
|by Anonymous||reply 182||07/05/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||07/05/2013|
R182 you didn't say anything about the website in your original post.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||07/05/2013|
[quote]Liberty Airport - Newark Airport
The new name is "Newark Liberty International Airport"
|by Anonymous||reply 185||07/05/2013|
It'll be Newark (EWR) Airport forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||07/05/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||07/05/2013|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||07/05/2013|
Where did you get that information R183? It's still TIA (TPA).
Are you sure you're not thinking of St.Pete-Clearwater Airport instead?
|by Anonymous||reply 189||07/05/2013|