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Old 02-02-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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What about San Fran? For whatever reason that's always what I've called San Francisco.
That one has always irked me a little bit. No one from here calls it that; only people from out of state do. I don't get mad at anyone for calling it that, cause they have no idea and its probably just easier to say, but I've always hated hearing it called that.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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I do sometimes hear Boston referred to as Beantown and I think its a less than flattering nickname.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:51 AM
 
Location: New England
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I do sometimes hear Boston referred to as Beantown and I think its a less than flattering nickname.
Why it's part of your history and it's not a bad part of your history? You can still find regularly held Bean Suppah's and whatnot around New England. B&M is right up the road in Portland ME to this day.


I particularly don't like when people call Connecticut the "Nutmeg State". It's not, never has been. If anything it's an insult.

The term came from sketchy salesman from CT selling sawdust as nutmeg around the country. Not flattering at all.

Our real name is "The Constitution State" because it was our state charter that was preserved and used as the foundation for our nations consitution.
Two English kings, a royal agent, a colonial hero and a candle-lit room are the figures and backdrop in one of the most thrilling chapters of America's legend of liberty. The refusal of our early Connecticut leaders to give up the Charter, despite royal order and the threat of arms, marked one of the greatest episodes of determined courage in our history.
CT.gov: The State Tree
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