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Old 01-25-2019, 12:01 AM
Robot Arm is offline
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Originally Posted by Sitnam View Post
Is this where this thread and message board have gone? Can we not see anything for what it is anymore?
I grew up in Washington. I didn't have a lot of occasions to travel out of state, but from what I recall the signs just said "Welcome to Oregon", or "Entering Washington". It wasn't until I was in my 30s and moved to the northeast that I saw "Welcome to Massachusetts, Paul Cellucci, Governor". I thought it was pointless at the time and I still do; residents of the state should already know who's the governor, and visitor don't care. And it's inevitable that they'll have to be changed, with time and expense involved.

But I remember being surprised by it. It's common practice where I am now, but I don't expect people in the rest of the country to know that. I pointed it out in the spirit of fighting ignorance.