(Note: This post was split from another thread at: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5712... -- The Chowhound Team).
sorry Sam, i know my tend. to abbrev. loooong words like california is irritating to you-- i also abbrev. other oft-used (by me) place names: ny, mn, mpls, sf, nola-- i'm not doing it to be annoying on purpose. :)
do you prefer CA to cali, as an abbreviation? or are both equally bad? (cuz i think i could try to retrain myself to use CA when typing, tho i'll likely still use cali in vernacular, like lots of folks my age)