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Old 01-05-2014, 02:02 AM   #1
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Note that a Segway is no more weird a mode of transport than an armadillo!
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:48 AM   #3
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You may have already known this, but that slogan is not unique to Austin.



There are even parodies like this:

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There is a Portland in most states, just like there is a Springfield, a Burlington, and many other town names.

How are we to know where a person is from, if they only say 'Portland'?

I know of a Portland about 40 miles from my home, and that Portland is in New Hampshire. Is that were all you weird Portland people are from?
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There is a Portland in most states, just like there is a Springfield, a Burlington, and many other town names.

How are we to know where a person is from, if they only say 'Portland'?

I know of a Portland about 40 miles from my home, and that Portland is in New Hampshire. Is that were all you weird Portland people are from?
I always thought that Portland was just there to keep MA and ME from fighting border wars over lobster pots.

(And yes, I knew of the Portland weirdness; it was imported from Austin. The Austin one was created quite some time after my last visit there, but it didn't escape my notice, and it's apt.)
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:28 PM   #6
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There is a Portland in most states, just like there is a Springfield, a Burlington, and many other town names.

How are we to know where a person is from, if they only say 'Portland'?

I know of a Portland about 40 miles from my home, and that Portland is in New Hampshire. Is that were all you weird Portland people are from?
I wasn't trying to convey a location. The point was simply that it is a different city than Austin. I didn't mention the state because it wasn't relevant to what I was trying to say.

Anyway, I think you probably figured I was talking about Oregon...
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I wasn't trying to convey a location. The point was simply that it is a different city than Austin. I didn't mention the state because it wasn't relevant to what I was trying to say.

Anyway, I think you probably figured I was talking about Oregon...
I had not figured out that it was Oregon. How or why would you think I figured that out? Were there clues? I looked at your name block on the left of the posts, and it does not indicate anything to differentiate one Portland from another.

So thanks for telling me.
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I had not figured out that it was Oregon. How or why would you think I figured that out? Were there clues? .
Personally, I thought the "Portland - OR" on the second image was perhaps a clue.
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Personally, I thought the "Portland - OR" on the second image was perhaps a clue.

This thread= Madness.
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I wasn't mad - I was just answering Karl's question.
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