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Nicknames of Cities

Discussion in 'Travel Forum' started by Salty, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Salty

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    Cook county Illinois: Crook county. (not a city but definitely fitting)
     
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    Baltimore -- Charm city
     
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    Some of ours:

    London: "The Smoke", or "The Big Smoke"

    Aberdeen: "The Granite City"

    Oxford: "The City of Dreaming Spires"

    Portsmouth: "Pompy"

    Some towns have nicknames, too. My own town, Paignton, is part of a group of three towns (the other two being Torquay and Brixham) which together are nicknamed "The English Riviera".

    Then some of our counties have nicknames, too.

    Kent: "The Garden of England"

    Suffolk: "Silly Suffolk" - no, not because the people there are stupid; "Silly" is a corruption of the Old English word "Seilig", meaning "holy".
     
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    A few for Indianapolis

    "The Racing Capital of the World"
    "The Circle City"

    And the obvious...just "Indy"
     
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    Mount Holly is the playful city.
     
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    Nashville, TN -- The Music City, Athens of the South

    Clarksville, TN -- Queen City of the Cumberland

    Gatlinburg, TN -- Gateway to the Smoky Mountains

    Memphis, TN -- Home of the Blues [and also Elvis's UFO landing pad :laugh:]

    Paris, TN -- Home of the World's Largest Catfish Fry

    Columbia, TN -- Mule Capital of the World
     
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    Louisville...

    1) The Falls City
    2) Derby City.
     
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    McAdenville: Christmastown
     
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    Wyoming Cities -

    Casper = Ghost Town, Oil City

    Laramie = Gem City

    Gillette = Razor Town

    Douglas = Jackalope Capital of the World

    Cody = Gateway to Yellowstone

    Cheyenne = Magic City of the Plains

    Lovell = Rose City

    Meeteetse = Ferret Capital of the World
     
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