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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:45 AM

"Hotlanta": do people in Georgia or Atlanta ever say that ?

Or is that archaic or marketing or what ?

Just idle curiosity, my GA friends.

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Reply "Hotlanta": do people in Georgia or Atlanta ever say that ? (Original post)
steve2470 Feb 2018 OP
hlthe2b Feb 2018 #1
steve2470 Feb 2018 #4
hlthe2b Feb 2018 #5
steve2470 Feb 2018 #6
hlthe2b Feb 2018 #8
steve2470 Feb 2018 #7
Ohiya Feb 2018 #2
steve2470 Feb 2018 #3
Funtatlaguy Feb 2018 #9
d_r Feb 2018 #10
Phentex Feb 2018 #12
d_r Feb 2018 #13
NightWatcher Feb 2018 #11

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:51 AM

1. Well, I know locals don't pronounce all three syllables as most of us do

they just sort of blend all the syllables together with the accent on "LANT" and with so much emphasis it sounds like "LANTA"...

I used to hear those with really pronounced accents bemoan how tv personalities pronounce the name of their city (with accent on all three syllables)--which of course, is how MOST would pronounce it.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:54 AM

4. yes, it has 3 syllables

AT LANT A

It's like calling Chicago "CAG O".

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:55 AM

5. Of course it does, but most long term Georgians don't say it that way

Likewise New Orleans becomes one word.... Nawlins.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:56 AM

6. yea, that's unique for sure

I admit, there's a suburb of Orlando called Winter Park. Easy to say, right ?

I grew up saying Winner Park. No one ever corrected me. I guess it's a lazy way to say it.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:59 AM

8. I've heard other Floridians say "Winner Park" for Winter Park... just regionalisms I guess...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:57 AM

7. Nawlins, now I kinda get that one

Lanta, well I could get used to it if I lived there I'm sure.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:51 AM

2. By the Allman Brothers?

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Response to Ohiya (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:52 AM

3. wasn't thinking of that but that works

Just heard the hotlanta thing for years, and finally felt like asking lol

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:00 AM

9. Yes...we say it.

Some people also take the LAN-Ta and combine it with other things.
Example: University of Kentucky Wildcat Badketball fans have a huge fan base following.
Whenever their team plays in Atlanta, they call the city Cat-Lan-ta.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:01 AM

10. only in July or August nt

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Response to d_r (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:33 PM

12. This is what I was going to say. Also, there was a radio station

years ago trying desperately to get people to stop saying it because it seemed like only outsiders said it.

I only hear it in the summer when someone will say "They don't call it Hotlanta for nuthin'"

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Response to Phentex (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:49 PM

13. "They don't call it Hotlanta for nuthin'"

that's it, right there

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:19 AM

11. I call it Hotlanta in Summer and refer to it as The ATL anytime other than that.

And it incorporates everything from north of Forsyth to south of Gainesville, east to Lawrenceville, and northwest to Marietta. I don't go southwest of the airport if I can help it.

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