Biggest confusion to folks who visit Corpus Christi is the name of our main expressway. It is officially South Padre Island Drive. To shorten it the LOCALs call it S.P.I.D. We actually say the letters. Those who visit think we will call it Spid (saying it like a word) but, listen for S.P.I.D. That way you won't be confused during direction giving or taking.
My six months in Corpus Christi are defined my the Hash House Harriers and tons of sillyness. Here, Liz Steve and I run in the headgear event.
I bought a Chimania in nearby Mexico when I lived in Corpus...... It's a great addition to a deck or patio