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Old 01-20-2009, 04:23 PM
 
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I think if you really want to, Ohiogirl81, non-native, but native ...

To prove my point, I'll challenge you to come up with examples of the term "Cinci" used in the most official type of media (newspapers, government websites, sports teams history, famous locals quotations, etc) and I'll do the same for "Cincy" ... this can be fun, but I don't think you'll stand a chance.

Care to take me up on my challenge?
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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I even came across this on UrbanDictionary.com ...

Urban Dictionary: cinci
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:51 AM
 
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Other cities stuck with names/pronunciations by outsiders that locals NEVER EVER use:
San Francisco - Frisco
Chicago - Chi Town and Windy City
St. Louis - Saint Louie
Louisville - louEEville

I'm sure there are more but these come to mind right away......
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Deer Park, OH
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Default Local town slogans

I thought this article in today's Enquirer was close enough to include in this thread:

So many towns have slogans

It's a piece about the "official slogans" of area towns. For example:

Cheviot: "Big City, Big Spirit"
Mason: "Commitment to Excellence in Public Service"
Loveland: "The Sweetheart of Ohio"
Delhi Township: "The Floral Paradise of Ohio"

and my personal favorite . . .

Norwood: "The Gem of the Highlands"
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Default i found this thread

I like looking through the older threads to see if anything can still be discussed. There's one name that's not yet been mentioned, although I'm not sure if it counts.
Losantiville was the first name given to the city. If I remember my local history, it's supposed to mean "city opposite the mouth of the Licking River."
I've never been sure about that definition though.
Do any of you know?
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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I like looking through the older threads to see if anything can still be discussed. There's one name that's not yet been mentioned, although I'm not sure if it counts.
Losantiville was the first name given to the city. If I remember my local history, it's supposed to mean "city opposite the mouth of the Licking River."
I've never been sure about that definition though.
Do any of you know?
"Cincinnati was founded in 1788 by John Cleves Symmes and Colonel Robert Patterson.[10] Surveyor John Filson (also the author of The Adventures of Colonel Daniel Boone) named it "Losantiville" from four terms, each of a different language, meaning "the city opposite the mouth of the Licking River". Ville is French for "city", anti is Greek for "opposite", os is Latin for "mouth", and "L" was all that was included of "Licking River".[citation needed]
In 1790, Arthur St. Clair, the governor of the Northwest Territory, changed the name of the settlement to "Cincinnati" in honor of the Society of the Cincinnati, of which he was a member.[10] The society honored General George Washington, who was considered a latter day Cincinnatus,"

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