Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Friends don't let friends say "CoHi"

I really don't like "CoHi" as a short form of Columbia Heights. This isn't New York, and it sounds way too consciously hip and real-estate-agenty to me. So, please, sound like a normal person and say the whole thing. If you need to abbreviate it in an email or something, I think CH works and is not obnoxious.

Just a random pet peeve. Anybody else with me?

13 comments:

Chrisafer said...

Nope.

It's a nickname, and as such is supposed to be silly. I sometimes use it with friends who know I'm neither a real estate agent nor consciously hip.

Justin said...

Hell's yeah! I heard Tangysweet might open a second outpost in our hood. Then we can have some real FroYo in CoHi. WHOAAAA!!!!!

Jon said...

Do people actually "say" that? Like, out loud? Is it pronounced "coe-high"? That's awful.

I mean, far be it from me to overreact to something insignificant like that, but I think I'd punch you in the face if I heard you say that out loud.

Diomedes said...

yuck to CoHi... and don't give newyork so much credit for the first two letter trend.

Crystal said...

haha @ Justin's comment.

I've heard the CoHi thing before. It does sound dorky, but I'm sure SoHo also sounded pretty stupid at first.

"Columbia Heights" can either be a lot of syllables or just 3! Clum-bya-heights.

Herb of DC said...

CoHi is just plain wrong. Everyone knows the CoHe is the correct nickname.

coolguy said...

Given the amount of hipsters in the neighborhood, I'm surprised we don't hear it MORE often. Ex: "My bro is DJing at a basement party CoHi tonight. Can I borrow your blazer?"

Anonymous said...

I keep hearing "Chites" as some version of CH. Someone said we should be Cocoa Chites so no one confuses of us with Cathedral Heights. I like that a hell of a lot better CoHi

Nikolas Schiller said...

I remember my friend from Saint Louis who disliked the Forest Park Community College Police had been truncated to the "FoePoeCoCoPoePoe"

prty 2nite in cohi k thnx by.
NO_MA'am.

nolageek said...

"FoePoeCoCoPoePoe"

I think I just peed a little.

IMGoph said...

yuck. soho is abbreviating a made up name to describe something that didn't have a name. columbia heights is an actual neighborhood name. stick with it, i say, no abbreviation!

james in washington said...

I think it's kind of funny. I doubt it will catch on though, so I wouldn't worry too much.

CTK said...

I'm still trying to get people to refer to Park View as the Peeve.