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Re: Nicknames for cities

Posted by Asia Manerds on August 27, 2003

In Reply to: Re: Nicknames for cities posted by ESC 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.

: These are from "Slanguage: A Cool, Fresh, Phat, and Shagadelic Guide to all Kinds of Slang" By Mike Ellis (Hyperion, New York, 2000) and are in addition to the ones at
: http://steve-badger.net/nicknames.html

: ALABAMA
: Birmingham - The Ham, Football Capital of the South.

: ALASKA
: Anchorage - Los Anchorage

: ARIZONA
: Tucson - Prune Valley, Medicare Acres, Geritol Junction

: CALIFORNIA
: Malibu - The Boo or Big Boo
: Modest - Mo-Town
: Los Angeles - Smell A, Hell A, Behind the Orange Curtain, Los Scandelous, La La Land, Illa
: Sacramento - Sack of Tomatoes, Sacred Men's Toes, Sack Toe, Sock Town.
: San Francisco - Frisco, San Fantastico, Bagdad by the Bay.

: COLORADO
: Denver - Queen City of the Plains, Dusty Old Cowtown.

: FLORIDA
: Gainesville -- G-ville, Hogtown.
: Jacksonville - Jax, Actionville.
: Miami - My Jummy

: GEORGIA
: Atlanta - Phatlanta, Hotlanta, Itlanta.

: ILLINOIS
: Chicago - Shytown, Chicagoland.
: Springfield - Springpatch

: INDIANA
: Indianapolis - Nap Town

: KENTUCKY
: Louisville - Loo Ah Vull, Derby City

: LOUISIANA
: New Orleans - Gnaw Lynn's

: MARYLAND
: Baltimore - Ball Mer

: MICHIGAN
: Ann Arbor - A Squared

: MINNEAPOLIS -- Paris of the Prairie, The Cleanest City in America

: KANSAS CITY - Can Town, BBQ City, Home of Jazz, Kay See Em Oh, City of Fountains, Kay See Moe

: NEBRASKA
: Omaha - Big O

: NEVADA
: Las Vegas - Lost Wages

: NEW YORK
: Rochester - Rah Cha Cha, Rottenchester
: Binghamton - Bingo Town, The Ham

: NORTH CAROLINA
: Raleigh - Raleighwood
: Charlotte - Queen City

: OHIO
: Cincinnati - Porkopolis, Cincy, Sin City, Cinsinnasty, Sin Sin At A, The Natty.

: COLUMBUS - Cowlumbus, Cols, Klums

: OREGON
: Eugene - The Emerald City
: Portland - The Rose City, Stumptown, P Town, Port Town, P.O., Bridgetown, Rip Town, Puddle Town.

: PENNSYLVANIA
: Philadelphia - Philly, Illadelphia, Chilladelphia.
: Pittsburgh - Pixburg, D'burg, Urn City, City of Champions.

: TENNESSEE
: Memphis - Birthplace of the Blues

: TEXAS
: Houston - H-Town, Clutch Town

: UTAH
: Salt Lake City -- SLU, Behind the Zion Curtain

: WASHINGTON
: Spokane - Lilac City.
: Seattle - Seatown, Lattetown

: WISCONSIN
: Milwaukee - Brew City, M'Wacky, Mocky.