Reckon it does. My dad affectionately referred to anybody living close to the river as 'River Rats'.
Anyway, we're both retired GI's (from SW Pa.) working in Civil Service out here at Scott AFB in Illinois. Don't laugh. Besides the moron politicians, the thugs and lazy couch potatoes in E. St Louis and dumb ***$ in Chicago, the rest of the state is made up of pretty decent, hard working folks.
I need to mention that when I first seen the thread title, I figured you had to be a military type (or dependent) living down in Fayetteville, NC...the home of Fort Bragg and Pope AFB. That place has forever been know as 'Fayettenam'. Huh. Only the 4,677,981st time I've been wrong in my life!