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Old 01-18-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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Ytown = Youngstown, Ohio.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:05 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Twin Cities: TC or The Cities
Minneapolis: MPLS
Saint Paul: STP
Mankato: Kato
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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Although it's a very small city, I want to toss in the abbeviated name for Carbondale, IL (home of SIU). People in that area often use C'dale.

In Florida, the locals shorten Boca Raton to simply Boca.

In Kansas, I've heard people call Overland Park "OP".

Returning to big cities, how about Vegas? I'd say that shortened name is just is just as popular as DC or Philly.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The most obvious one is LA no other city in the world even comes to having the fame and recognition of them initials
That would be virtually impossible to argue with. 100% spot on.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Twin Cities: TC or The Cities
Which came first on that one: the chicken (the Twins) or the egg (the cities themselves); seems to me that the Twins' TC cap logo makes this one well known; I almost get the idea the Nats borrowed from that idea with their "DC"
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Although it's a very small city, I want to toss in the abbeviated name for Carbondale, IL (home of SIU). People in that area often use C'dale.
What works for Saluki Country also works for our state's flagship university, the U of I; in Illini country home is a place that is known locally as Chambana.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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The most popular initial nickname is
LA

The most popular clipped nickname is
Philly
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Corpus Christi is never anything but "Corpus".

More than you think, people are offended if you shorten the name of their town. Frisco or San-Antone or St. Looie or Chi-town will just get you dirty looks.

It's mostly smaller cities that get universally shortened. like Pass (Christian), Mississippi, or (Wisconsin) Rapids, Wisconsin, or Alec (xandria), Louisiana or Sault (Ste. Marie), Michigan or Ark (ansas) City, Kansas.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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This one is just for fun. And a little bit silly. So if you are not in the mood for fun or silly, I'd duck out now. Fair warning.

I'll cover two questions here. For each, I'll give my opinion and hopefully get yours.

First question:
Which cities are often referred to by their initials? (obviously one word cities won't work here)


For me, the big three would be NY, LA, DC

and honorable mention to SF, KC, and NOLA

(actually, SF would be suspended between the two groups)

Second question:
Which cities are often referred by a clipped or altered form of their name? (can include the ones above)
I'm not thinking nicknames like Big Apple, Windy City, City of Brotherly Love, Big Easy, City of the Angels, City by the Bay, etc.

NY (NYC), Philly, Indy, Cincy, Minny, Chi, SF (San Fran, Frisco), Day Go (had to write it this way for San Diego without city-data thinking I was picking on Italians. of course, I wasn't.), Vegas, DC, LA, KC, Nola, Hotlanta, Balamore, St. Louie, The Burgh, Looaville

Your imput if you choose to do so (and, yeh, once again: just for fun and bit silly. i know. i know.)
It's weird, I have never heard "Minny" used in Minneapolis. It took me days to figure out what it stood for on City Data. People here just say Minneapolis, but swallow the word (Minaplis). I guess it's easier because of habit.

Mpls is most common, MPS if it's public schools, MSP if airport related, and STP for Saint Paul. TC isn't used much outside of City Data.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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Sacramento - SAC, SacTown, Sacto, SMF (airport), 916 (area code)

Other names in chronological order from oldest to newest:

New Helvetia - Swiss name, the founder of Sacramento was from Switzerland and for an unspecified amt of time, this was the name for Sacramento. The name comes up occasionally.

Camellia City - its a flower that grows in abundance here, seems like no one ever uses this name anymore.

River City - the American and Sacramento Rivers converge downtown.

Tree City - we have lots of trees
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