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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 09 December 2012 - 05:49 PM, said:

I live near Manchester, which has been called Madchester.
Where exactly then?
It sounds suspically like Saddleworth,Mottram or Mossley.
Maybe even Littleborough right next to Hollingworth Lake.
We might be able to compare war stories from the North West.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:58 PM

View PostWalnut Whip, on 08 December 2012 - 12:41 PM, said:

According to Jonathan Kellerman,Seattle is the Drizzle City.
I want that one confirmed for posterity's sake.
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".[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.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

Los Angeles has a number of nicknames based on its character of warm climate and opportunities come along with it: "L.A" is one, but it's the "City of Angels", and I heard of it called the "Big Orange" to compare themselves with the "Big Apple" we know as New York City. The locals are called "Angelenos" living in "La-La-Land" or the "Southland" the regional nickname for Southern California or better yet, "So(u)Cal". L.A. is a diverse community but formerly was called "Los Anglos" and "Iowa under Palm trees" due to its Anglo-Midwestern feel in the early and mid 20th century periods.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:33 PM

My tiny birthtown of Tifton, Georgia is lovingly referred to as "Not Fit".  And that really just about sums the whole place up.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

View PostBiffSplitkins, 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".[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.
Thanks for clarifying that.

I wanted to make sense of all that slang in a Kellerman book.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:52 AM

Hamilton - The Hammer or Steeltown
Toronto - T.O or T dot

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

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Mobile, Alabama - the Port City, a couple hours drive from New Orleans La. the Crescent City aka the Big Easy and East is Pensacola Florida - the City of Five Flags

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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 11 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

A lot of people that live in Racine, WI call it "the biggest small town".
Milwaukee, WI is often called Brew town or Brew city.
Kenosha, WI is often called K-town.
Green Bay, WI is sometimes referred to as "where all the FIBs go".


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:00 AM

Edmonton has a few nicknames. Oil City, City of Champions, and Deadmonton.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

Detroit ,motor city
Paris ,city of lights
Los Angeles ,city of Angels
Hollywood ,hollyweird
Japan ,land of the rising sun
Here's a list of Japan city nicknames .
http://en.wikipedia....knames_in_Japan

I think Wisconsin is called the cheese state .
Egypt is called Land of the Pharaohs

Hong Kong is Pearl of the Orient

Rome is The Eternal City

The USA is The land of opportunity .

Israel is the Land of milk and honey

Edited by Simbi Laveau, 13 December 2012 - 09:03 PM.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

Thessaloniki (in Greece) is being nicknamed as The city of the God, because it's the home of Aris (a sports club based in that city), because Aris was one of the Gods of the Greek mythology! ^_^

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

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 .

Edited by Simbi Laveau, 16 December 2012 - 12:17 PM.

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