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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

View PostLady Kasey, on 11 December 2012 - 03:47 PM, said:

Thanks for stealing my reply and then. <_<


Edited to say that when I lived in Fresno, California, I heard the nickname for that city is No Town.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

Um... okay.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

Ft Myers Fl is often called City of Palms

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:50 PM

View PostBiffSplitkins, on 10 December 2012 - 12:58 PM, said:

I've never heard of it referred to as the Drizzle City.
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From 1869 until 1982, Seattle was known as the "Queen City".[106] Seattle's current official nickname is the "Emerald City", the result of a contest held in 1981;[107][108] the reference is to the lush evergreen forests of the area. Seattle is also referred to informally as the "Gateway to Alaska", "Rain City", and "Jet City",[108] the last from the local influence of Boeing. The Seattle area has also been called "The 206" in reference to the telephone area code. The city has two official slogans or mottos: "The City of Flowers", meant to encourage the planting of flowers to beautify the city, and "The City of Goodwill", adopted prior to the 1990 Goodwill Games.[109] Seattle residents are known as Seattleites.

When I was growing up in Seattle in the 70s and 80s, I always knew us as Jet City (see the Queensryche song Jet City Woman lol)  I don't think it was until the 90s that Seattle adopted the "Emerald City" moniker. And truthfully, it is pretty emerald considering everything is covered in moss and we have more trees than we need. LOL. I kind of always think of Seattle as Jet City to be honest.

As far as "Drizzle City" I've never really heard that one used by anyone.. but that doens't mean it's not accurate... it is. LOL.

Edited by MissMelsWell, 17 December 2012 - 08:53 PM.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:52 PM

I've heard Cleveland is informally called "the Mistake on the Lake".

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 17 December 2012 - 08:50 PM, said:

When I was growing up in Seattle in the 70s and 80s, I always knew us as Jet City (see the Queensryche song Jet City Woman lol)
I always wondered what that song meant. Thanks :tu:

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

My hometown Indio Cal. used to have a local radio jingle "Hub of the Valley", the area's oldest, largest and most permanent resident city. And Palm Desert shares nicknames with Palm Springs as "Playground of the Presidents", "Golf Capital of the World" and "America's winter resort". The funniest one comes to mind due to a large retiree population: "Heaven's waiting room".

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:29 AM

Portland Oregon is the Rose City. I also hear it referenced by it's airport code all the time... The PDX. And of course... Portlandia, Stumptown, and P-Town.

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View PostBiffSplitkins, on 18 December 2012 - 12:42 PM, said:

I always wondered what that song meant. Thanks :tu:

Frankly, I can't stand that song, it's so corny. LOL. But it is a Seattle gals anthem. LOL.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:42 PM

Chicago... Chi town
St. Louis... Gateway to the west
... that's all i can think of right now.......

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:45 PM

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

I forgot. Ft Myers is also known by the locals as Ft Misery.

Edited by Darkwind, 19 December 2012 - 06:34 PM.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:58 AM

i live near  Zanesville, Ohio... it is known as the "Y" city.. named aptly for the y-shaped bridge there....
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 11:43 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 16 December 2012 - 12:14 PM, said:

Have these been said ?

Boston is beantown
Florida is the sunshine state
Minneapolis - St Paul ,are the twin cities .

NY,NJ,Conn are the tri state of the north east .

Minneapolis is also called "The Mini-Apple" - a reference to New York calling itself the "Big Apple"


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:09 AM

People from Oldham are called Yonners.

I don't know if that's a fact or something I cooked up.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

Swindonians are also called Moonrakers.

Fancy the chances of that happening.

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