Things that you refer to by an out of date name

Joccaren

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Creator002 said:
Exactly the same for me. Apparently, it was Woolworths in every other state before VIC hopped on board. A bit like HSC and VCE.
Yep. Always found it weird when travelling that there was Safeways called Woolworths. Then one day, it infected Victoria as well and the world became a darker place. Hell, I mean who the fuck thinks "Woolworths the fresh food people" flows better than "Safeways the fresh food people"? [Most who haven't seen both won't understand, but the jingle in the add just goes so much better with safeways].

Thankfully we've kept VCE, though I think some states also have their own independent variations as well, which makes things fun, and bloody Queensland doesn't even use ATARs [Though apparently will start in 2018].

Ha, you do now, but the one closest to me fluctuates in name when my family and I are talking about it. It's either Westfield Plenty Valley or Westfield South Morang[footnote]I don't think is personally identifying enough. Correct me if wrong, mods.[/footnote]. If it's clear I mean the one near me, I'll just say Westfield.
Ahh, we're a lot further South than you then. Around here its always just "Doncaster" or "Knox" or "Casey Plaza" [Or just "The Plaza" if you're feeling bold], "Fountain Gate"[footnote]Even if your's is {Which I don't know, not a mod}, this is a seriously huge range of areas. We in the Southeast get around =P[/footnote] shopping center, if we even say shopping centre, because adding the Westfield is just a bunch more syllables, and often they have had names for decades that everyone already knows and won't change from.
Looking up your local, it seems to have been just called the Town Hall previously, which I guess isn't exactly an intuitive name for going shopping somewhere. Down here... Everything's had its own intuitive name for so long, and Westfield tried so hard to get people to swap originally that it was offputting, that we're just never going to call them Westfield. I think they're finally starting to give up on trying to make us too =P
 

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Queen Michael said:
To me, he will always be called Captain Marvel, and never Shazzam.
This is the only one I can think of too. And I concur. I mean I get wanting to have the comic have the same name as the character, but The Power of Shazam worked fine and Captain Marvel has far more claim to the name than Captain Mar-vel or...Captain Marvel.

Well maybe with Rebirth he'll eventually end up being called Captain Marvel again.
 

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I still call # "number sign", and use some pretty out of date slang. I also wear cargo pants so let's get real 90's up in this shit.
 

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There's this large hill in my town that used to have a boot store with this huge boot sign on it. Everyone to this day still refers to it as boot hill even though the store and sign have long disappeared
 

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The Third World, since it makes it easier to define my own background as The Second World in lieu of whatever accepted definition hangs about now.

I also like to, in jest, call England Anglelonde.
 

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Well most people probably get their Indian cities wrong. I still call them Bangalore and Calcutta...but then again so do a lot of the locals. Burma vs Myanmar is another one.

I still refer to the act of dating as "courting".
 

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DudeistBelieve said:
I still call it Constantinople, not Istanbul.

Why'd they changed it, I really can't say.
I think people just liked it better that way.

But its no body's business but the Turks.
 

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There'd a pretty funny story in my hometown.
A small store was called Popsi at first, got bought by a company, change names, which sold it to another and changed again and now when the owner changed for the fifth time or so, it's back to Popsi :D
Can't think of anything really which I use the old word for... maybe later :p
 

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I live in Kansas City. I will always call it Royals stadium even though they changed it to Kaufman stadium. Same goes for Sandstone amphitheater, which is now Verizon Wireless amphitheater.

The Royals stadium thing is mostly habit. But the Sandstone thing is a matter of principal.
 

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DudeistBelieve said:
I still call it Constantinople, not Istanbul.

Why'd they changed it, I really can't say.
Dammit, I only came here to make that exact joke.

I guess I also use the terms mp3 player and mobile phone which are both virtually obsolete given everyone seems to have iPods and iPhones now.

 

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Hm, guess i gonna stand in line with the "DS = Gameboy" people. I'm pretty sure i say certain things in an odd, old and forgotten way, but you can bet i can't remember a single one.
 

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mysecondlife said:
Don't we all call Sony Entertainment Network as Playstation Network?

I've never heard anyone call it SEN
You mean it's not called the Playstation Network anymore? That's news to me.
 

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I call all troublemakers "rapscallions"...

Other than that, I'm starting to call [certain] fandom nicknames by just saying "[insert intellectual property here] fandom"...