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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

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Old 03-08-2017, 09:28 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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And one I forgot--"the Burgh" for Pittsburgh.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:29 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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Is Motown really in wider currency than "Motor City", the name from which it's derived?
never heard of motor city.
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Old 03-08-2017, 09:36 PM
 
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Ive always loved Gotham, because Batman. Does anyone know if there's any relation between Gotham (NYC) and Gotham Cty (Batman)?
none that i know of except they are both very large cities. gotham city is supposed to be chicago though.
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Old 03-09-2017, 12:18 AM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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Motor City = Detroit. As in the center of automobile production for most of the 20th century. Motown = Motor City + Detroit.
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Old 03-09-2017, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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I went and decided to stop being lazy & looked up the Gotham NYC nickname and Gotham city origin

Gotham City History: The Origin of “Gotham”

Here's the tl;dr -

The "Gotham" nickname of NYC dates back to the early 1800s and means "Village of idiots" (lol). This name stuck on, even still to this day.
The name for Gotham City in the Batman comics was coined when one of the writers saw the word "Gotham" in a NYC phonebook. So in a way, it is indirectly related.

And despite the meaning of the word "Gotham" I still like it much better than "the big Apple". Out of all the nicknames NYC has, I'm not sure why that one seems to have stuck on the most.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Just to shout out to my hometown- one nickname I've noticed really catching on is "the Land" for Cleveland. People in the city have been referring to it thus for probably like 5-10 years now, but since LeBron starting dropping it all the time and last year's finals #WinOneForTheLand, I have heard a lot of people using it or at least knowing of it thanks to national TV sports coverage. I kinda like it.

Personally I think "the Big Easy" is the best nickname. "Philly" is not a nickname. "NYC" is not a nickname.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Just to shout out to my hometown- one nickname I've noticed really catching on is "the Land" for Cleveland. People in the city have been referring to it thus for probably like 5-10 years now, but since LeBron starting dropping it all the time and last year's finals #WinOneForTheLand, I have heard a lot of people using it or at least knowing of it thanks to national TV sports coverage. I kinda like it.

Personally I think "the Big Easy" is the best nickname. "Philly" is not a nickname. "NYC" is not a nickname.
Then what is it?
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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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'.
Yeah-I was going to say the same thing-there are others like someone else mentioned-LA and Vegas.


Also-I never understand why people mock or don't understand "City of Brotherly Love".

Have these people ever had brothers? It's not all sunshine and rainbows-it is tough but unwavering love.


PS-I also never liked "The Big Apple" or "Beantown"-so corny.
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:48 AM
 
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Motor City = Detroit. As in the center of automobile production for most of the 20th century. Motown = Motor City + Detroit.
i know that (like the detroit pistons). its just that i never heard it before... i guess motown records is more synonymous with detroit outside of detroit and perhaps things like local radio/news say motor city more often ?
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:50 AM
 
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I have always like City of Angels.
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