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If you live in Brookhaven, you call the town's Yaphank landfill "the dumps" and have taken extra debris to be disposed of at the facility. Some might remember when there was no curbside garbage pickup service, and residents had to haul their garbage to the site. This is the heap on July 5, 2011.(Credit: James Carbone)

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Nassau and Suffolk counties have distinct identities, and the people living in each area have special knowledge that ties them to their counties. For instance, if you’re from Suffolk, you know how to pronounce Ronkonkoma, Hauppauge, Islandia, Copiague and Patchogue. The following examples were culled from our social media followers and staff. Send your suggestions to litowns@newsday.com.