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Old 01-16-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Transition Island
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I hate when people call it the "Nasty Nati". How juvenile can you get?
Many people call it this and I do not believe that they are juvenile. Matter of fact I have referred to it that way myself due to many nasty incidents and controversies that have happened here. To each his own!!
Oh!! I am a lifelong resident, one who has seen the good, bad, and ugly of Sin Sin Cincinnati!!
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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I really don't know anyone from Cincinnati that adds the "nasty" on unless it's humorous or in zeal. Cin City would probably be my favorite.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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A few years ago, didn't the Chamber of Commerce try promoting Cincinnati as "The Blue Chip City"? The only remnant of that, as far as I know, is Blue Chip Cookies . . . .
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:12 PM
 
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I've also heard Brick City a lot as well.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: South of Cincy
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My favorite nick for the city is probaby "The Queen City" followed by "Cincy".

I don't use "The 'Nati" in my speech. More to do with me being 40 years old than anything.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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"Nasty" has taken on a double meaning with "the youth of today." Much like "sick" and "ill" before it, it can now have a positive connotation. (This all started with "bad" meaning "good" in the '70s - "They say this cat Shaft's a bad mutha.../SHUT 'CHO MOUF'!") Kids routinely talk about nasty skateboard maneuvers and whatnot. So whenever an adolescent "reps" Da Nasty Nati it's probably with pride.
In the bygone days of my own young years I said "Cincinnasty" many a time, but not always pridefully. The same holds true now. But "Cincy" is my most-used shorthand term.
Cincinnati doesn't seem to have many nicknames for its communities that're used by their residents. People do, of course, talk of being from "the west side" instead of being specific as to the area. Beyond that? Folks from Lincoln Hts at least used to say they lived in "the Heights," and my mom's favorite retort to that was "They call it the Heights, I call it the Pits," but I was from one of the towns next door. Those who dwell in Kennedy Hts, Monfort Hts, etc probably refer to their neighborhood as "the Heights" as well.
True story, "Blue Chip City" was coined in an attempt to retire "Queen City." Seems some chamber of commerce types were bothered by how "queen" had evolved as slang among gays to describe feminine types among themselves and had crossed over into the mainstream. As if Cincinnati's reputation stood any danger of matching that of NYC or San Francisco in being gay-friendly. I don't know the full poem or its author, but the Queen City nickname derived from "The Queen City of the West/In her garlands dressed/On the banks of the beautiful river." That describes the town far better than implications of financial power do. And that's why Blue Chip City never caught on.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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My favorite nick for the city is probaby "The Queen City" followed by "Cincy".

I don't use "The 'Nati" in my speech. More to do with me being 40 years old than anything.
It might have more to do with preference than age.
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:23 PM
 
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I've also heard Brick City a lot as well.
I've only heard Brick City used in reference to Winton Terrace/Winton Place.
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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Cincinnati seems to have a lot of Nicknames, both of the promotional variety ("The Queen City", "Porkopolis", "City of Seven Hills") as well as local shorthand ("Cincy", "Cinti", "the 'Nati").

What are the most common promotional and shorthand nicknames that you hear on a regular basis?

Which are your favorites/least favorites?

Cincinnati used to be referred to as CENSORnatti because it was so conservative. This was back in the 70s and 80s though, so maybe this has changed.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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Cincinnati used to be referred to as CENSORnatti because it was so conservative. This was back in the 70s and 80s though, so maybe this has changed.
This is back when Larry Flynt got his start with Hustler, isn't it?
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