Welcome three new bloggers

Our gang here at Metroblogging Vancouver has grown by three new authors this week. I’d like to be the first, if not the finest, to welcome Alanah Downie, Rachael Ashe and Ryan Cousineau to the site. This brings our total number of authors up to thirteen, though we’re always looking for more to join.

I don’t know any of the new writers, but that’s not odd since I’ve never met any of the (not so) old authors either. Having said that I look forward to seeing their posts, and reading their own private blogs. The only one of which I’d read before was Alanah’s Vancouver Canucks Op Ed.

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The other news is that I just learned that Bombay India officially changed it’s name in 1995 to Mumbia [mb]. The reason I discovered this is that today Mumbia became the first Indian city to join the Metroblogging family. Want to know learn something else new? Well citizens of Mumbia are called Mumbaikars.

Now you know, and as G.I. Joe taught us knowing is half the battle.

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3 Comments so far

  1. TSS (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 10:56 am

    Yes, Mumbai.
    It’s been a while… Good thing that you’re keeping on top of current events ;0


  2. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 2:33 pm

    Okay first off you didn’t know they were called Mumbaikars either did you? Fess up. Second it was 1995 I was busy in high school trying to get laid, that was before I gave that up.

    Plus wasn’t Sienfeld still on? Was I going to skip an episode of that, or Star Trek: the Next Generation to watch India change the name of a city? I barely watched the Hong Kong handover.


  3. Travis (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 4:39 pm

    Welcome, to our three newest bloggers, our snarky commentors, and any Mumbaikars who happen to be passing by,



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