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Re: Nicknames for cities

Posted by Gary on August 04, 2003

In Reply to: Nicknames for cities posted by marian on August 04, 2003

: Chicago is the Windy City; NYC is the Big Apple. What other cities have colorful nicknames like these?

Sheffield is, or more often was, called the Steel City. That originated in the days when Sheffield made the world's cutlery. The other UK city I know best - Birmingham, is known by local wags as the Celestial City. They are strong on irony down there.