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View Poll Results: most used nickname
beantown 2 5.41%
the big apple 17 45.95%
city if brotherly love 3 8.11%
windy city 9 24.32%
motown 6 16.22%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 03-08-2017, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Ugh... "Beantown." No better way to spot a n00b.
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Old 03-08-2017, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Is Motown really in wider currency than "Motor City", the name from which it's derived?
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Old 03-08-2017, 04:18 PM
 
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Missed a bunch: Philly, Mile High City, Sin City (Vegas), The Big D (Dallas), Hotlanta, The Twin Cities etc.
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Old 03-08-2017, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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surprised no one mentioned one of my favorites, the Twin Cities.

Also "the city of brotherly love" is unique in that it isn't really a nickname. Rather it is more of a translation of the word.

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Meaning & History

From the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. The name of the city meant "brotherly love" from Greek φιλεω (phileo) "to love" and αδελφος (adelphos) "brother". It is also the name of a city in the United States.
Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Philadelphia

Pennsylvania is also Latin for Penn's Woodlands or just Penn's Woods.
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Old 03-08-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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I voted for Big Apple, though only because it is perhaps the most famous. However, any quick search will show that its origins are somewhat a mystery with some opinions saying that it only has stuck because the NYC tourism dept. resurrected it in the 70's.

My favorite city nickname is "The Jet City", for Seattle. Man, that sounded cool in the 60's and 70's. When Boeing had a bad stretch in the early 70's, it went out of favor. Only to be brought back at times. Indeed, most Boeing jet production still occurs in the Seattle area, but the company is definitely more geographically diversified around the country today.

And then there is this:

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Old 03-08-2017, 07:08 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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Windy City-Chicago, Charm City-Baltimore, Baghdad by the Bay-San Francisco, Queen City-Cincinnati, Emerald City-Seattle, City of Roses-Portland, Ore., Lost Wages-Vegas, baby!, Music City-Nashville, Steel City-Pittsburgh, Gotham-NYC. I'll think of a few more later.
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Windy City-Chicago, Charm City-Baltimore, Baghdad by the Bay-San Francisco, Queen City-Cincinnati, Emerald City-Seattle, City of Roses-Portland, Ore., Lost Wages-Vegas, baby!, Music City-Nashville, Steel City-Pittsburgh, Gotham-NYC. I'll think of a few more later.
Ive always loved Gotham, because Batman. Does anyone know if there's any relation between Gotham (NYC) and Gotham Cty (Batman)?
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You missed "the Big Easy". NOLA.
I agree, that is a great nickname.

Also Sin City for Las Vegas.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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Overall, I think LA would be the most used, though that's an abbreviation.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:27 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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What about just "Philly"? Its a nickname and it gets referred to as such far more then its actual name. I don't think any city in the US has a nickname as widely used to refer to it as Philadelphia has with 'Philly'.
ok, but philly is more of a short-hand.
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