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Old 03-25-2013, 01:54 PM
 
Location: vancouver, wa
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Why is Columbia referred to as "Cola"?
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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It's just a nickname for brevity that stuck.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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....or because of southern slag for sodie pop..ie. Co Cola..
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:21 PM
 
Location: vancouver, wa
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Default Cola

I thought maybe the nickname came from a previous soda factory, guess that was a wrong assumption. Just like the chicken.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Sumter, SC
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It was widely used as an abbreviation in years past and has since stuck as a nickname. Charleston is also known as Chucktown; Florence is Flotown; Sumter is Chicken City.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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It was widely used as an abbreviation in years past and has since stuck as a nickname. Charleston is also known as Chucktown; Florence is Flotown; Sumter is Chicken City.
Greenville is G-Vegas and Spartanburg is Sparkle City. I think they all sound a little dumb but Chucktown makes the most sense.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Sumter, SC
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Fayetteville, NC is Fayett Nam
Knoxville, TN is Knox Vegas
Atlanta, GA is Hotlanta
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:13 AM
 
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Just curious...why the "vegas" moniker for Greenville and Knoxville?
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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I thought maybe the nickname came from a previous soda factory, guess that was a wrong assumption. Just like the chicken.

The other reason.. I believe.. is because that is the abb. postal name.. If you put "Cola., SC" on a letter with the correct zip code it will still get to where its going.. Just like Balto., MD or Phila., PA
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:39 AM
 
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Just curious...why the "vegas" moniker for Greenville and Knoxville?
Just about every town ending in "ville" is called first-letter-followed-by-"vegas". God knows who started it, but it's really tiresome.
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