BiffSplitkins, on 10 December 2012 - 12:58 PM, said:
I've never heard of it referred to as the Drizzle City.
From Wikipedia: Nicknames
From 1869 until 1982, Seattle was known as the "Queen City". Seattle's current official nickname is the "Emerald City", the result of a contest held in 1981; 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", 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. 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.
"It's time for the American people to stand up and shrug off the shackles of our government at TSA at the airport" Ron Paul
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin
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".