What is with this obsession with the name make-over of converting Albuquerque into 'Burque"? Is it an attempt to make it more hip? With it? Is Albuquerque too old, too stogy or just not cool? I've heard "Burque" described as the insecure middle-school bully making up a threatening nickname for himself.
Albuquerque is a challenge to spell and it takes up a lot of space...but hey, it's the name of the city and it is unique. What's with the need to change it and shorten it so it looks like a pathetic 60-something dressing like a teenager trying to look cool.
Ok, so maybe I'm a little sensitive about Albuquerque because it's where my father was born, where I was born and where my children were born. It's an amazing place that has evolved and grown and blossomed while at the same time maintaining all its aggravating contractions and hidden jewels.
It doesn't have to be "Burque"