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Re: Edinburgh

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.