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Re: U.S. cities

Posted by ESC on August 04, 2003

In Reply to: Manchester posted by Li Yar 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.

: Liverpool a.k.a. "City of cars on bricks"
: London "the Smoke"
: Manchester "too much smoke" (it does me fkin 'ead in man!)

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