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Kaludan

Why are we arguing click bait things like this vs agreeing that the pronoun for Tampa citizens is Tampon(s)?


Trill_Knight

Tampa Bay area. Tampa is the city. Not Tampa Bay.


thegabster2000

I say Tampa Bay because a lot of people don't know about St. Pete outside of Florida.


InterestingArm3750

Even in Florida, it seems a lot of people don't know about St Pete so I've had to say I live in Tampa to people in Orlando and Jacksonville for instance to avoid the "where's that?" conversation.


thegabster2000

Damn. :(


InterestingArm3750

Trust me, it's a good thing. We don't want the secret getting out. St. Pete is my favorite place on the east coast by a long shot. Will be moving back this summer come hell or high water.


SpeedBoatSquirrel

I concur. Growing up in st Augustine just south of Jax, I never heard much about st Pete, but Tampa I did because of sports teams and Busch gardens


VTX1800F

Technically I live in Odessa, Fl. so when anyone not familiar with the area asks where I live I say, “I live in The Tampa Bay Area.”


TheCenterOfEnnui

I support the term "Tampa Bay" when referencing the area as a whole, and for our sports teams. Like "Tampa Bay has over 3 million residents" or "we have 3 major league sports teams in Tampa Bay." I would never say "I live in Tampa Bay." I might say "Tampa Bay Area."


penultimatelevel

There’s the ‘Tampa Bay area’, and ‘Tampa proper’. Been that way for as long as I can remember.


Fluffy_Extension_420

Local journalism at its finest


gextyr

I tell people I live in Oldsmar. When they ask what that is near, I say, "oh, it is just east of Palm Harbor..." and giggle when they nod knowingly.


kaydub88

I've lived in the Tampa Bay area all my life and I didn't even know people got upset about "Tampa Bay".