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Old 03-18-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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Default Why so many nicknames for cities, towns in Alaska

The reading on Alaska I see a lot of people from AK have goofed up nicknames of thw cities, towns they live in.

Like Los Anchorage, Anchoragua, Meth-Su, etc?
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Squarebanks and Rainchorage are others I've heard.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Windchild-to: Did you know that Grover Cleveland the past president of united states side of the family kind of carved out the many states of North America? Then when Bob me was born took over the whole development = Builder Bob. Alaska was very easy raw data. E.F. Hutton & Co Edward Francis Hutton Anchorage modern days had some molding rights to Bob me talking soundbites. Development kind of stuff for the state of Alaska. We value success the hard way. We develop it so true.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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^ does anybody understand that, because I sure don't.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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^ does anybody understand that, because I sure don't.
Makes perfect sense to me.
Oh wait, what did he say?
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:30 PM
 
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Why so many nicknames for cities, towns in Alaska

The reading on Alaska I see a lot of people from AK have goofed up nicknames of thw cities, towns they live in.

Like Los Anchorage, Anchoragua, Meth-Su, etc?
People get bored during the long winters and find all sorts of novel ways to pass the time. Thinking up names like Val-dis-eze and Meth-silla are just another way to pass time, and maybe show a little affection/rivalry towards other cities since there are so few of us up here.

Also may be a thing Alaskans have for names. Just like no-one up here uses numbers to refer to the highways. They are Richardson, Steese, Seward, Elliot, etc. You can always spot a tourist when they ask how to get to somehwere "do I take Hwy 1 or Hwy 2?" Usually I look at them funny and can't answer because I don't even remember the numbers anymore. Maybe that's why they go away thinking Alaskans are a bit strange.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:31 PM
 
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Did someone start drinking to early today?
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Spankorage!
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Well when you live around rainy Places you come up withnames like "Drizzle Flippers" for windshield wipers.

People riding bikes along the highways passing through wilderness areas are called "meals on wheels".

The Hotel/restaurants area outside of Denali Park is called the "Glitter Gultch".

"Dead Man Creek", was pretty much self discriptive.... Poor guy...

And so forth....
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Homeroids, Los Anchorage, and Squarebanks are the ones I hear the most.

I believe Los Anchorage started a few years ago, something to do with gangs that reminded some of a city in CA.
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