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Noob? Really?

OC is an abbreviation no different than calling Los Angeles "LA". I see no issue with that. Do you say UCLA or UC-Los Angeles or University of California at Los Angeles?

"The OC", however, brings a connotation that no one wants to be associated with.

It would sound really weird to me if somebody told me "I'm going down to OC" or "I live in OC". Most people I know just say "Orange County", as there's no reason to abbreviate it.

Calling a city or a county by it's abbreviated name is stupid, unless it's LA. Wouldn't you think calling San Francisco "SF", or calling Las Vegas "LV", is kinda stupid? I mean it's okay to use on a hat, but if you say "SF" in real life, you're a jackass.

Then you don't know many people, because I know a lot of people that say "OC"

Why is LA the exception for you? Because I guess you can go ahead and call me a jackass because I say things like SF, LV, and even SD. Come at me, bro.

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Noob? Really?

OC is an abbreviation no different than calling Los Angeles "LA". I see no issue with that. Do you say UCLA or UC-Los Angeles or University of California at Los Angeles?

"The OC", however, brings a connotation that no one wants to be associated with.

It would sound really weird to me if somebody told me "I'm going down to OC" or "I live in OC". Most people I know just say "Orange County", as there's no reason to abbreviate it.

Calling a city or a county by it's abbreviated name is stupid, unless it's LA. Wouldn't you think calling San Francisco "SF", or calling Las Vegas "LV", is kinda stupid? I mean it's okay to use on a hat, but if you say "SF" in real life, you're a jackass.

Then you don't know many people, because I know a lot of people that say "OC"

Why is LA the exception for you? Because I guess you can go ahead and call me a jackass because I say things like SF, LV, and even SD. Come at me, bro.

SF doesn't roll off the tongue nicely for me. I usually go with San Fran

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Noob? Really?

OC is an abbreviation no different than calling Los Angeles "LA". I see no issue with that. Do you say UCLA or UC-Los Angeles or University of California at Los Angeles?

"The OC", however, brings a connotation that no one wants to be associated with.

It would sound really weird to me if somebody told me "I'm going down to OC" or "I live in OC". Most people I know just say "Orange County", as there's no reason to abbreviate it.

Calling a city or a county by it's abbreviated name is stupid, unless it's LA. Wouldn't you think calling San Francisco "SF", or calling Las Vegas "LV", is kinda stupid? I mean it's okay to use on a hat, but if you say "SF" in real life, you're a jackass.

Then you don't know many people, because I know a lot of people that say "OC"

Why is LA the exception for you? Because I guess you can go ahead and call me a jackass because I say things like SF, LV, and even SD. Come at me, bro.

SF doesn't roll off the tongue nicely for me. I usually go with San Fran

I either go with SF or Frisco (and I know that "Frisco" pisses off some Bay Area people, but that makes me only use it more :P )

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Noob? Really?

OC is an abbreviation no different than calling Los Angeles "LA". I see no issue with that. Do you say UCLA or UC-Los Angeles or University of California at Los Angeles?

"The OC", however, brings a connotation that no one wants to be associated with.

It would sound really weird to me if somebody told me "I'm going down to OC" or "I live in OC". Most people I know just say "Orange County", as there's no reason to abbreviate it.

Calling a city or a county by it's abbreviated name is stupid, unless it's LA. Wouldn't you think calling San Francisco "SF", or calling Las Vegas "LV", is kinda stupid? I mean it's okay to use on a hat, but if you say "SF" in real life, you're a jackass.

Then you don't know many people, because I know a lot of people that say "OC"

Why is LA the exception for you? Because I guess you can go ahead and call me a jackass because I say things like SF, LV, and even SD. Come at me, bro.

I'll agree with Still Mighty on this. I hear a lot of people refer to where they are from as "OC". The problem with people from "LA" is they are scared for whatever reason to go behind the "Orange Curtain". It also goes the other way, there are people from Orange County who won't venture into LA. The problem is, that people should learn to close their mouths, shut up, and experience life rather than spewing off their lack of intelligence. It annoys me beyond belief to read people's post on boards where you know the person posting (and this is not directed towards Funky Bunch), but they write as if they live some place and know what goes on there, when they haven't even been able to ride their bike to the street corner. Don't talk about what you don't know.

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I wonder why representing a city, state or "area" (Tampa Bay) is OK, but not a county. It seems like a rather arbitrary line to draw, and with no real reason.

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Noob? Really?

OC is an abbreviation no different than calling Los Angeles "LA". I see no issue with that. Do you say UCLA or UC-Los Angeles or University of California at Los Angeles?

"The OC", however, brings a connotation that no one wants to be associated with.

It would sound really weird to me if somebody told me "I'm going down to OC" or "I live in OC". Most people I know just say "Orange County", as there's no reason to abbreviate it.

Calling a city or a county by it's abbreviated name is stupid, unless it's LA. Wouldn't you think calling San Francisco "SF", or calling Las Vegas "LV", is kinda stupid? I mean it's okay to use on a hat, but if you say "SF" in real life, you're a jackass.

Then you don't know many people, because I know a lot of people that say "OC"

Why is LA the exception for you? Because I guess you can go ahead and call me a jackass because I say things like SF, LV, and even SD. Come at me, bro.

I lived in Irvine for 5 years, and I never really heard "OC" that much. Maybe I should've gotten out more...

And at the next Ducks game, I'll find you...

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Noob? Really?

OC is an abbreviation no different than calling Los Angeles "LA". I see no issue with that. Do you say UCLA or UC-Los Angeles or University of California at Los Angeles?

"The OC", however, brings a connotation that no one wants to be associated with.

It would sound really weird to me if somebody told me "I'm going down to OC" or "I live in OC". Most people I know just say "Orange County", as there's no reason to abbreviate it.

Calling a city or a county by it's abbreviated name is stupid, unless it's LA. Wouldn't you think calling San Francisco "SF", or calling Las Vegas "LV", is kinda stupid? I mean it's okay to use on a hat, but if you say "SF" in real life, you're a jackass.

Then you don't know many people, because I know a lot of people that say "OC"

Why is LA the exception for you? Because I guess you can go ahead and call me a jackass because I say things like SF, LV, and even SD. Come at me, bro.

SF doesn't roll off the tongue nicely for me. I usually go with San Fran

I either go with SF or Frisco (and I know that "Frisco" pisses off some Bay Area people, but that makes me only use it more :P )

NO. That's a city in Texas. I've been slapped on the back of my head quite a few times by my mother (who's a born and raised San Franciscan) for calling it Frisco :P

But really, if you're a Northern Californian, you usually just call San Francisco "The City".

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Noob? Really?

OC is an abbreviation no different than calling Los Angeles "LA". I see no issue with that. Do you say UCLA or UC-Los Angeles or University of California at Los Angeles?

"The OC", however, brings a connotation that no one wants to be associated with.

It would sound really weird to me if somebody told me "I'm going down to OC" or "I live in OC". Most people I know just say "Orange County", as there's no reason to abbreviate it.

Calling a city or a county by it's abbreviated name is stupid, unless it's LA. Wouldn't you think calling San Francisco "SF", or calling Las Vegas "LV", is kinda stupid? I mean it's okay to use on a hat, but if you say "SF" in real life, you're a jackass.

Then you don't know many people, because I know a lot of people that say "OC"

Why is LA the exception for you? Because I guess you can go ahead and call me a jackass because I say things like SF, LV, and even SD. Come at me, bro.

I lived in Irvine for 5 years, and I never really heard "OC" that much. Maybe I should've gotten out more...

And at the next Ducks game, I'll find you...

That's San Diego. Get it right, man :P .

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I wonder why representing a city, state or "area" (Tampa Bay) is OK, but not a county. It seems like a rather arbitrary line to draw, and with no real reason.

History's a big part of it. Teams naming themselves after a city, area, or state have been common practice. A county has never been used, and thus seems out of place. Is that arbitrary? Yes, but arbitrary doesn't mean "wrong" or "bad." There's a linguistic aesthetic that goes along with North American naming conventions for sports teams, and using a county name goes against that. Complain about it being arbitrary all you want, you won't be wrong. You're also not going to change the aesthetic "wrongness" of it.

Practically though, using a country name is just redundant.

Why do teams names themselves after areas? Like "Tampa Bay" or like how the Twins almost went with "Twin Cities." It's because there's a larger metropolitan area that extends beyond a single major city and the team wishes to tap into all of those markets, so they use the well known and established name for that area.

Why do teams name themselves after states? Either because there's a play on words that can be made, like the Florida Panthers or the Texas Rangers, or because they're attempting to appeal to the entire state, not just their city and surrounding area.

Why do teams name themselves after cities? That's easy. To appeal to that city and the surrounding area.

So now we come to counties. Why name a team after a county? Well it's essentially the same reason you name a team after a city. A county is usually anchored by a major city, and the rest exists in cultural orbit around that city. So the reasons for naming a team after a county are essentially the same for naming a team after a city. To appeal to a city and the surrounding area.

So why name them the Orange County Ducks when Anaheim Ducks not only sounds more "right," but appeals to the same area anyway?

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Funny how my two sentences wondering what's wrong with it constitutes "complaining."

They aren't calling themselves the "Orange County Ducks," either. "Anaheim Ducks" does sound better, and I imagine that factors into why they call themselves that, but that doesn't mean a simple patch for OC is ridiculous. Based on your explanations, I think naming after a county draws more parallels with areas, rather than cities.

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It annoys me beyond belief to read people's post on boards where you know the person posting (and this is not directed towards Funky Bunch), but they write as if they live some place and know what goes on there, when they haven't even been able to ride their bike to the street corner. Don't talk about what you don't know.

Do we have a year-end award for "Most Hollow Macho Posturing"?

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Funny how my two sentences wondering what's wrong with it constitutes "complaining."

They aren't calling themselves the "Orange County Ducks," either. "Anaheim Ducks" does sound better, and I imagine that factors into why they call themselves that, but that doesn't mean a simple patch for OC is ridiculous. Based on your explanations, I think naming after a county draws more parallels with areas, rather than cities.

Exactly. I don't understand what the fuss is about either. The OC is a common short form for Orange County (perhaps blame the TV show for this, since most people I know hadn't heard of it before it came out, but it doesn't matter where it came from, what's done is done). The logo itself doesn't look bad or out of place. There's simply nothing to complain about.

i don't particularly like it because there is a orange county in florida and in other states too i would imagine,

There are common city, town and county names throughout the world (I could easily place 5-6 Durhams on the map in North America alone). That doesn't change the fact that some of them are much more prominent than others. When North Americans in general think of Orange County, they think of California, not Florida.

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Hey guys, the Twins use a TC on their cap and nobody bitches this loudly, so maybe relax.

It annoys me beyond belief to read people's post on boards where you know the person posting (and this is not directed towards Funky Bunch), but they write as if they live some place and know what goes on there, when they haven't even been able to ride their bike to the street corner. Don't talk about what you don't know.

Do we have a year-end award for "Most Hollow Macho Posturing"?

Just give it to oddball in perpetuity.

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According to a tweet by a fan, the Ducks have apparently sold out of Getzlaf and Perry Stadium jerseys.

Given the backlash against these things mainly because they are orange, I have a hard time believing that.

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According to a tweet by a fan, the Ducks have apparently sold out of Getzlaf and Perry Stadium jerseys.

Given the backlash against these things mainly because they are orange, I have a hard time believing that.

Could also be that the so-called "backlash" is over-exaggerated.

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According to a tweet by a fan, the Ducks have apparently sold out of Getzlaf and Perry Stadium jerseys.

Given the backlash against these things mainly because they are orange, I have a hard time believing that.

Well, what does "sold out" mean in this case?

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Unfortunately not yet. I did hear that a woman that owns a sports apparel inside the Gateway Center in Newark said she expects to get the Devils Stadium Series jersey in January but that all I know.

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