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    Been almost a year that I've been living in Maryland. After having lived in some very gun friendly states previously (AZ, VT, etc) it's a heck of a shock to live in MD. Thankfully I'll be moving to VA in the next 3 weeks. Will be working in Harrisonburg, but will probably end up living in Staunton. (BTW for those that know, is it pronounced "Stanton" or "Stonton"?)

    Of course this means that I'll now need to properly save up to rearm myself after having to be disarmed for a year.

    BTW, has anyone had any problems at the Walmart in Harrisonburg (the on off Burgess St)? If you have, especially if it's recent, send me a PM, I'd like to discuss that so that it can be fixed.

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    (BTW for those that know, is it pronounced "Stanton" or "Stonton"?)

    "Staaaaaan-ten", with a nasality all it's own. In a hurry, "St'ant'-en", like thepicnic insect. Never "Stawn-tawn".

    Welcome to Virginia. Remember, thanks to former Gov. Wilder there is a law that you must buy one gun a month.

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    stay safe.

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    Welcome to the Valley and get used to every time you order something by phone to spelling it for them automatically.



    I say it something like Stant'n.

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    Welcome to the Valley and get used to every time you order something by phone to spelling it for them automatically.



    I say it something like Stant'n.

    Stan
    Why then did they put a "u" in the name of the town?

    Eck. Oh well. It's good to be back in the area. I went to High School in Front Royal (the private school there, those of you in the area know which one I'm talking about) many years ago and it'll be nice to get back to the area.

    BTW, for those of you that like to buy your ammo at Walmart, be warned, they are running low. This is from an inside source, they are overriding and canceling all manual orders of ammo (except shotgun shells) and are only sending a bare minimum. Their suppliers just can't keep up with the demand.

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    Welcome to the Commonwealth!

    I go to JMU (well I did...now I go to Mason) and carried in that Wal-Mart several times with no issues at all. I sure am going to miss living in the valley.

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    Floor Walker wrote:
    Why then did they put a "u" in the name of the town?
    It was named for Lady Rebecca Staunton, wife of Sir William Gooch, a colonial governor of Virginia. From 1738 to 1770 it was the capital of what was then the Northwest Territory.

    Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/staunton

    Yata hey

    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Grapeshot wrote:
    Floor Walker wrote:
    Why then did they put a "u" in the name of the town?
    It was named for Lady Rebecca Staunton, wife of Sir William Gooch, a colonial governor of Virginia. From 1738 to 1770 it was the capital of what was then the Northwest Territory.

    Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/staunton

    Yata hey
    Well, they say you learn something new everyday! Today is no different...your explanation also answered a question I've had for a while now...and now I know where Goochland'sname came from.

    Welcome to Virginia Floor Walker...I bet your glad to beleaving the People's Republik of MD.

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    I pronounce it Stawn-ton, like awning.

    Then again, where I come from Parham Road would be pronounced "Par-hum", not "Pear-um" and Powhite would be "Pow-hite" not "Po-white"...
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    ProShooter wrote:
    I pronounce it Stawn-ton, like awning.

    Then again, where I come from Parham Road would be pronounced "Par-hum", not "Pear-um" and Powhite would be "Pow-hite" not "Po-white"...
    Same here. I was taught to pronounce words as they are spelled.

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    ProShooter wrote:
    I pronounce it Stawn-ton, like awning.

    Then again, where I come from Parham Road would be pronounced "Par-hum", not "Pear-um" and Powhite would be "Pow-hite" not "Po-white"...
    Actually, Pow-Hite is the proper pronuciation. Good luck getting yhe word out.

    Floor Walker, welcome and enjoy the Valley. That's where I grew up (Only at the foot of the mountain)

    Another interesting name is Montevideo, pronounced Mont a video..You can tell a person from the north (yankee)

    They call it Mont ah vid a o

    There is a big Amish/Mennonite influence in the area.

    Places like Otterbein
    Pronounced Otter Bine, not Otter bean, are common

    You'll learn and the further you get into the mountain, the better the local color gets. When you hear about the Branch....they are referring to Briery Branch. It's the last bastion of civilization (If you can call Branchers that) before getting to Hone Quarry, then further up, Reddish Knob then Flagpole Knob.
    Then if you like getting out in Gods country past Flagpole, to Dunkle Hollow and on to Skidmore Fork.

    These are not on the tourist maps and if you get lost up there, someone may find you in Spring Turkey season.

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    darthmord wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    I pronounce it Stawn-ton, like awning.

    Then again, where I come from Parham Road would be pronounced "Par-hum", not "Pear-um" and Powhite would be "Pow-hite" not "Po-white"...
    Same here. I was taught to pronounce words as they are spelled.
    So how do you pronounce "knife" and "gnome?"

    Yata hey
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    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Every place I've lived has "unique" ways of pronouncing local places. I think its a not-too-subtle way for locals to sort out who the "come-heres" are.

    As every one here knows, its Po-Kos'n not Po-Quo_son. And Warwick Boulevard is often pronounced War'ick. Norfolk is often Nah-***. Someone told me the old chant goes: "We don't drink, naw smoke, (city name here)!" Sorry.



    Oh, and you never say "youse guys", you say "you all" or y'all. Occasionally the latter has a possessive form, as in "Is that y'all's pickup truck?"

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    raftgyde wrote:
    ... I say it something like Stant'n. ...
    Me, too, but I don't think there's any second "T" in it at all, just the apostrophe.

    Welcome back to civilization.
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    darthmord wrote:
    ProShooter wrote:
    I pronounce it Stawn-ton, like awning.

    Then again, where I come from Parham Road would be pronounced "Par-hum", not "Pear-um" and Powhite would be "Pow-hite" not "Po-white"...
    Same here. I was taught to pronounce words as they are spelled.
    Thayn whah the hail don'chall doit?
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    user wrote:
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    ProShooter wrote: Same here. I was taught to pronounce words as they are spelled.
    How do you pronounce Bumpass Va then?

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    "BUMP-ayass", of course. Naturally, that's not "Bump-arse", which would be pronounced, "Bump-ahhse"
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    Try McGaheysville, Va. I bet not more than 2 of you get it right.

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    Try McGaheysville, Va. I bet not more than 2 of you get it right.
    Mik-gak-ez-vil

    Yata hey
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    Grapeshot wrote:
    raftgyde wrote:
    Try McGaheysville, Va. I bet not more than 2 of you get it right.
    Mik-gak-ez-vil

    Yata hey
    ma gak ees ville

    That one always made me laugh with the flatlanders.
    Ma gay ees ville

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    I'da said, "M'gaysville"; Now, keep in mind that one of my residences is near a town, the name of which has almost no vowels: "War'n'tn" (it' not really a "T" as in WarrenTon, it's really a glottal stop/plosive, such as in the Manhattan version of "sa'ellite"; it's as if the Hebrew consonant, Aleph, were substituted for the T.)
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    Remember, thanks to former Gov. Wilder there is a law that you must buy one gun a month.
    Dang, I've overdone it.... I'm at 4 for the month so far.

    I'm not sure if there's any truth to the information that Powhite gets its name from the residents of the many trailer parks in the area...

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    zoom6zoom wrote:
    Remember, thanks to former Gov. Wilder there is a law that you must buy one gun a month.
    Dang, I've overdone it.... I'm at 4 for the month so far.

    I'm not sure if there's any truth to the information that Powhite gets its name from the residents of the many trailer parks in the area...
    Funny... see the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powhite_Parkway
    They've got it all covered!

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    Pronunciation

    The Powhite Parkway is named for the nearby Powhite Creek which is likely an eponym for the Indian chief or tribe Powhatan. References to the creek by this name have been found in records more than 300 years old, and the creek probably was named by Native Americans who were in the area long before colonial settlers arrived in the 17th century. Known to have strong opinions about the proper pronunciation of this expressway and creek, native Richmonders have developed two forms for saying the name:
    • PAU-hite (in the same pronunciation and emphasis as the word "powder")
    • PO-white (in the same pronunciation and emphasis as the word "potion")
    Though radio station traffic reporters tend to favor the former pronunciation (which is closer to the contemporary, though not historic, pronunciation of Powhatan), most native Richmonders hold firmly onto the latter.
    In particular, those who prefer the former pronunciation sometimes deride the other as suggestive of "white trash," as the sound resembles certain dialects' articulation of the words "poor white". (See the etymology of poboy for an analogous situation.)
    The Richmond Metropolitan Authority (RMA), owner of the toll road section that falls within the City of Richmond, promotes "POW-hite" as the official pronunciation of the parkway. [1]


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    zoom6zoom wrote:
    Dang, I've overdone it.... I'm at 4 for the month so far.

    I'm not sure if there's any truth to the information that Powhite gets its name from the residents of the many trailer parks in the area...
    As a proud south-of -the-river resident , I resent this remark! Virtually no trailers anywhere along the Po-white Parkway. (been calling it that since it was built).



    But y'all left out my favorite little town on the Maury River, BOONA VISTA.


    etah yeah, it's Stan-ton or Stant'n, never Stawnton or Stawnt'n

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    Pardon me, but I think that's "BYoona Vista".
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    Just to be clear, it is NOT Bwaina Veesta!


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