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Kent Brockman

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Urban Vancouver’s got a dead sexy poll on the potential rebranding of the Greater Vancouver Regional District to “Metro Vancouver” [uv]. I voted for the Kent Brockman quote myself.

It’s an interesting idea, but does it actually change anything? I mean when I lived in White Rock I told people from outside the lower mainland that I lived in Vancouver. Hell when I moved from Kelowna to France I told people that I was from Vancouver. So how is this exactly going to help anyone, aside from people in the media who would be able to avoid the mouthful that is the GVRD. Or am I missing something wonderful here?

3 Comments so far

  1. Rebecca (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

    I will always be… from Surrey :-)


  2. Wrenkin (unregistered) on August 9th, 2007 @ 5:44 pm

    And people will never let you forget it. Before amalgamation, the current city of Toronto’s limits were those of “Metro Toronto.” It had it’s own logo, flashy headquarters, televised council meetings, etc. But if you were from North York, you were still from North York.

    As far as I’m concerned, you’d still be from North York :)


  3. Hummingbird604 (unregistered) on August 10th, 2007 @ 11:20 am

    Well, I’d say I’m from Vancouver since I’ve lived in the Vancouver area (not further than early East Vancouver, Main-ish) for over a decade. But the city I belong in… Paris :)



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