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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by GuyBMeredith, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. GuyBMeredith

    GuyBMeredith Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    Not sure this is the proper forum--let me know if not.

    I've seen this on the back window of some cars and pick 'em up trucks in the Salem area. Is this:

    A firearms related political/personal statement of support?
    A "redneck" taunt of "elitists"?
    Whimsical play on the state's name?
    Something else?
     
  2. chris61182

    chris61182 A little west of Portland Active Member

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    I am not an Oregon born native, so take what ever I say with a grain of salt...

    What I've been told is that it's illustrating the correct way to say the state's name, as many "foreigners" will pronounce it similar to the element argon.
     
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  3. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Its a way to phonetically demonstrate the 'proper' way to say Oregon. Most of the rest of the US says 'Oree-gone'.

    Keith
     
  4. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Yup.....my dad had a T-shirt when I was a kid that had Orygun printed on it...that was 30+ years ago....

    All you transplants are easy to spot anyway......you own umbrellas....
     
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  5. soulrider

    soulrider Aloha/Beaverton Member

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    Whats an umbrella? LMAO
     
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    Beefcake Portland Active Member

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    I was born and raised here, and I own an umbrella. I don't know where the **** it is, and I've never used it myself, but chicks think it's thoughtful when you offer.
     
  7. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yup--Quickest way to spot an "import" is if they pronounce it OR-E-GONE. The other one is Willamette. It's not WILL-AH-MET-TEE.
    Of course is you are from one state north, one of the "test words" is the town of SEQUIM. I'll let ya guess on that one for a bit.
     
  8. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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    It's easy to spot a non-native, when they complain about not being able to pump their own gas.
    If they want to pump their own gas they should just buy a motorcycle.
     
  9. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yup, and it's easy to spot a Orygun native in an out of state gas station, they sit in their car with 10 cars lined up behind them with horns-a-honkin' .................;)
     
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  10. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Or when an Orygun native shops out of state and asks to confirm how much everything was because the price seems a bit high (hence, the taxes).
     
  11. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I thought this was about me.....:bluelaugh:
     
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  12. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Whimsical play on the state's name dates to the 70's if I remember correctly back when only a 1/4 th of the state was from CA
     
  13. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    Or "Pend Orelle"? I don't know you have to an Orygun native though. That is how I always pronounced the name when I lived down there back in the 50's and early 60's, and I am from CAnada. ;)
     
  14. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have to laugh about this one. When I was out here house hunting 19 years ago (moved from Minnesota) I pulled into a gas station and started pumping my own gas when all of a sudden this gas station attendant runs at me SCREAMING "You can't do that!". I thought the guy was having a psychotic episode. :laugh:
     
  15. HollisOR

    HollisOR Rural OR, South of Dallas Active Member

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    It is.

    Furiners call our beloved states Orygun, especially those from the East Coast. The other variation is Ory-gone. It ain't gone anywhere, it is still here.

    We need a governor like Tom McCall, Keep Oregon green, bring your money, then leave the state. Do not Californicate Oregon. And the every popular Henry Weinhard's Oregon Border Control.

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  16. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I have one of those hats..........I remember the sign at the Cal. border that read "we shoot every third Cal. plate, number 3 just passed" still have that news print around somewhere.
     
  17. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    You know, when I end up having to go to Oregon for something, the gas station attendants never hassle me about pumping my own fuel..
     
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    saabin Eugene Active Member

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    Out here on the coast we have the Siuslaw and Yachats test. Allot of Oregon native valley dwellers still don't get those two correct.
     
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    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    I sure took a lot of Oregonian crap when I moved to "PHY-low-math" Organ some forty years ago. But "living well is the best revenge"...........................elsullo
     
  20. Starship

    Starship NE Portland Active Member

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    So what's wrong with an umbrella?
    Geez, you just turn them upside down and collect water for the garden.