View Poll Results: Where do you think Arlington is?
Arlington, Texas 29 8.55%
Arlington, Virginia 280 82.60%
Arlington (Heights), Illinois 5 1.47%
Other 25 7.37%
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:36 PM
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DFW in Texas. Arlington is the halfway point between Dallas and Ft. Worth.
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:09 AM
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DFW in Texas. Arlington is the halfway point between Dallas and Ft. Worth.
When I started this thread, I could have sworn that DFW airport was in Arlington. It’s not. I actually lived in Dallas for a couple of years, but all those cities just ran together for me and I could never tell one from the other.
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OK. I've grown up and lived in Chicago for most my life (about 3/4). I've never ever heard "Arlington" to refer to "Arlington Heights." How are there four votes (at the moment) for that?

I voted Virginia.
Well, when I hear the word "Arlington" I think of the racetrack. And I know that it is in the town of Arlington Heights, so that's what I think of, and that's what I voted for. Of course I don't expect most people in the world to follow the same chain of reasoning.
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:28 AM
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Even when I saw the poll and saw Arlington Heights I still thought of Arlington VA because I went to Google Maps to see where in Arlington County Arlington per se is, and the location where business names seem to call themselves "Arlington" with no other description such as "Rosslyn" is only a few blocks from a neighborhood that Google Maps calls Arlington Heights.
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:41 AM
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Arlington, Massachusetts, of course.

Where a friend of mine from bacxk in grammar school (in NJ) lives

Where we almost bought a house

Where we did buy a terrible piece of furniture

Where some friends of ours rented a house (that we helped them move into)

Which has a pretty decent downtown, on a railroad-bed bike trail

Which still has a downtown movie theater.
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Arlington, Washington. Almost moved up there about 25 years ago when I worked at the Boeing Everett plant. Now it's home to a distillery that sponsors my blog.
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Old 03-26-2020, 02:58 PM
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Arlington Virginia is what pops in my mind but I guess it is in fact a county, damn!
Yeah, my immediate default answer to the question in the subject line, "Where do you think Arlington is?", is "in Virginia, where Arlington National Cemetery is, with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier".

I clicked on the poll selection for "Virginia" before reading the text of the OP, which said "If I mention the city name ‘Arlington’ to you, where do you think of first?". At which point I was like, "Aw dang, is this a trick question and Arlington National Cemetery is the name of just the cemetery, and not the town it's located in?"

In which case the next one I thought of was Arlington, TX, where I remembered there is or used to be "The Ballpark at Arlington" where the Texas Rangers played baseball, and which has probably been replaced or renamed with a corporate named park by now. (I follow NL baseball, for the most part, and don't know all the current ballpark names in the American League.)

Would not be able to come up with any other location named "Arlington".

Was that the point of the OP? To see how many people assumed Arlington National Cemetery was in a place called Arlington, Virginia? (Which it is, as an "unincorporated county", whatever that means.)
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Old 03-26-2020, 03:06 PM
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Texas. Arlington, Virginia is a county.
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Old 03-26-2020, 03:51 PM
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Yeah, my immediate default answer to the question in the subject line, "Where do you think Arlington is?", is "in Virginia, where Arlington National Cemetery is, with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier".

I clicked on the poll selection for "Virginia" before reading the text of the OP, which said "If I mention the city name ‘Arlington’ to you, where do you think of first?". At which point I was like, "Aw dang, is this a trick question and Arlington National Cemetery is the name of just the cemetery, and not the town it's located in?"

In which case the next one I thought of was Arlington, TX, where I remembered there is or used to be "The Ballpark at Arlington" where the Texas Rangers played baseball, and which has probably been replaced or renamed with a corporate named park by now. (I follow NL baseball, for the most part, and don't know all the current ballpark names in the American League.)

Would not be able to come up with any other location named "Arlington".

Was that the point of the OP? To see how many people assumed Arlington National Cemetery was in a place called Arlington, Virginia? (Which it is, as an "unincorporated county", whatever that means.)
I shouldn’t have put city name in my OP, wasn’t trying to be tricky
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I think of Arlington, Virginia first because of the famous cemetery there, which I've visited several times.

But of course there's Arlington, Texas, the site of a famous factory explosion. The 75th anniversary was pretty recent.

I don't know of any others offhand, though.
You have the wrong Texas explosion. Arlington Tx. explosion, April 17, 2013. Texas explosion not quite 75 years ago, Texas City, Tx., April 16, 1947, 300 miles away from Arlington.

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Arlington, the place with the Cemetery.
Definitely somewhere in america.

That is how 95% of the world knows the name.
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Old 03-28-2020, 02:23 AM
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Nowadays I think of Virginia. Growing up in Texas, I always thought of the one in Texas.
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Arlington Virginia, due to the cemetary, with a vague idea there was another one besides IL or TX.

It's the one in Washington, which is not so far from where I grew up. I went to Girl Scout camp with some girls from the Love Family.
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:17 AM
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Arlington Baptist Church and School near Baltimore, MD.
Then the cemetery, then the ball park. Then, who knows how many others.

There are many places in the US that have the same names. Westminster, Sunnyside, and Farmington are such places, and I've lived in three.
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Old 03-28-2020, 03:11 PM
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Virginia. Y'know, down the street a couple miles.
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The former far-SW DC. It helps I've been living here since late 2017.

But TX was close behind in my mind.
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Old 03-29-2020, 08:52 AM
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Well, I choose "others" since ,for me, Arlington is a cemetery near Washington...
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:09 AM
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Arlington is 70 miles south of here. When I reach Arlington, it means I'm less than an hour from home in almost Canada.
That's the closest Arlington to me as well (although I'm a bit further south), but I still had to give my vote to Arlington, VA, since it's where I grew up.
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Old 03-29-2020, 10:13 AM
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Given where I live now, VA. When I lived in TX, TX.
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