Posted by Barney on August 04, 2003
In Reply to: Edinburgh posted by Word Camel 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!)
: : http://steve-badger.net/nicknames.html
: Edinburgh is my personal favorite with the nickname: Auld Reekie.
Derry/Londonderry in NI is known as 'stroke' city.