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    Cool City Nicknames



    I was just wondering if there was a complete list anywhere of the nicknames given to US cities. I know of :
    New York = Big Apple, Chicago = Windy City, Baltimore = Charm City , Nashville = Music City, Detriot = Motor City, Cleveland = Mistake on the Lake , Philadelphia = Brotherly Love (?),

    Are there any more?

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    Atlanta = Hotlanta

    Atlantic City = AC

    Indianapolis = India-no-place

    Denver = the Mile High City

    New Orleans = the Crescent City, or the Big Easy, N'awlins, or NOLA

    Cincinnati = Queen City

    Pittsburgh = Iron City

    Los Angeles = City of Angels, or Shakytown (CB slang)

    Seattle = Emerald City

    Dallas = Big D

    Ft. Worth = Cowtown

    Boston = Bean Town, or the Hub

    Reno = Biggest Little City

    Hollywood = Tinseltown

    Minneapolis + St. Paul = Twin Cities
    In a 2003 BBC poll that asked Brits to name the "Greatest American Ever", Mr. T came in fourth, behind ML King (3rd), Abe Lincoln (2nd) and Homer Simpson (1st).




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    Re: City Nicknames

    Wikipedia has a pretty long list of them, includes a lot of towns for each state, if you're interested.
    US City Nicknames
    "I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused" - Elvis Costello





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    Re: City Nicknames

    Las Vegas = Sin City




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    Re: City Nicknames

    Thanks flraven, I was looking for 'common' / well known ones so its a bit too in-depth for me.

    Is Vegas really Sin City?




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    Re: City Nicknames

    Quote Originally Posted by UKRaven View Post
    Thanks flraven, I was looking for 'common' / well known ones so its a bit too in-depth for me.

    Is Vegas really Sin City?

    No problem, UK. I thought it was a bit much myself.

    Yes, Vegas is really Sin City. I have a t-shirt from there that says just that.
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    Re: City Nicknames

    Thanks again flraven - by the way I think your Simpsons quote is cool. It's probably from one of my two favourite episodes: The one where Lisa and Homer start betting on Football or (less likely) When Homer refuses to go to church - both classics!!!!




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    Re: City Nicknames

    Thanks UK. Since the season is over, I reinstated it. Lets let the new coach decide who plays!
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