NoVa and RoVa: Welcome to a State Of Disagreement

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Recent polls confirm the common assumption that Northern Virginians tend to be much more liberal than those in the rest of the state. In fact, NoVa seems to be a world apart from RoVa (the rest of Virginia). In NoVa, for example, when people speak of a "trailer," they mean a movie ad, and in RoVa "sprawl" is what you do on the couch after Sunday dinner.

Herewith, a few more ways NoVa differs from RoVa:

· In RoVa, they hope the South will rise again. In NoVa, they hope the souffle will.

· In NoVa, a lab is the family dog. In RoVa, a lab is the family meth business.

· In NoVa, people spend their dough at Starbucks, shooting the breeze. In RoVa, people spend time in the breeze, shooting does and bucks.

· In NoVa, a "fur piece" is something a woman wears on a special occasion. In RoVa, a "fur piece" is unit of distance.

· In RoVa, people pick blackberries. In NoVa, people click BlackBerrys.

· In NoVa, they listen to NPR. In RoVa, they listen to the NRA.

· NoVa has Crate & Barrel. RoVa has Cracker Barrel.

· NoVa: Chain Bridge. RoVa: Chain saw.

· In RoVa, they like freshly killed venison. In NoVa, they like Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

-- Style staff


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