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Nick names for cities

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I'm trying to compile a list of nick names for cities and towns.

So if you live in a city, and it has a nick name, please share.

I live in London, so called the Big Smoke.

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Originally from Aberdeen (well near it) so it's called "The granite city"

Lived in Birmingham for a few years it's called "Brum".

Norwich doesn't have one as far as I know.

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Albuquerque = The Duke City.

I prefer "The Sh*thole".

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Syracuse, NY = The Salt City

In recent years they have tried changing that to The Emerald City but it didn't take (I'm very glad about that too because the nickname Emerald City belongs to Seattle.

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I've heard Oklahoma City called:

OKC (the most common one of course)

Spin City (when tornadoes pass through)

The Big Friendly

The Cinderella City

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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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Baltimore City = Charm City

That's all I know in the state of Maryland.

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I don't think Middleton has a nickname unless your referring to the natives...

We are called Moonrakers due to some urban myth which I strongly deny.

It's based on a story that an old Middletonian thought he could catch the moon in a pond.

A tad unfair and a slur on this fine town.

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Houston gets H-Town cause we're stuck in the '90's.

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I'm trying to compile a list of nick names for cities and towns.

So if you live in a city, and it has a nick name, please share.

I live in London, so called the Big Smoke.

Oxford - The City of Dreaming Spires.

Question - Are you compiling this list for a purpose, or just for fun? The reason I ask is that I've found a comprehensive list on line, but I'll not tell you the address as it may spoil your amusement.

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I was just wondering about it. No real reason behind.

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Phillidelphia's called the City of Brotherly Love.

According to Jonathan Kellerman,Seattle is the Drizzle City.

I want that one confirmed for posterity's sake.

While the unofficial name for Manchester is on the tip of my tongue.

I don't think it's unflattering though.

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I was just wondering about it. No real reason behind.

Then try this...... http://got.net/~land...sts/CityOf.html

While the unofficial name for Manchester is on the tip of my tongue.

I don't think it's unflattering though.

In the 19th.Cent. Manchester was called 'Cottonopolis', because of the vast number of cotton mills built there.

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I live near Manchester, which has been called Madchester.

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I guess Chicago is called "the windy city". And NYC is called "the big apple".

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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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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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Damascus - city of Jasmine

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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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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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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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Adelaide - City of Churches.............and serial killers.

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Hamilton - The Hammer or Steeltown

Toronto - T.O or T dot

Edited by sarah_444

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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

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.

Edited by Lady Kasey

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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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