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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, 08:14 AM
 
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which city has the most popular nickname.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Mile High City. It's a good one.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:07 AM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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You missed "the Big Easy". NOLA.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Most popular would be the one used the most, right?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_City
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Honestly, relative to their respective sizes and prominence (i.e. NYC is plastered on tv and radio far more than any of the other cities, so you hear all kinds of different versions of its name), I think "Motown" is the most widely used nickname in lieu of the original city name. I'm completely making this number up, but I'd estimate that maybe 1 of 10 times somebody references Detroit they'd say "Motown". I don't see it as high for the other cities, but I truly have no idea.
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:08 PM
 
Location: New York City
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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'.
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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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'.
I second this. The only other major city with a shortened nickname with such widespread use (outside of hip hop vernacular) is LA. I could also possibly see NYC and ATL, but they're all behind Philly in common, everyday usage.
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:32 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I second this. The only other major city with a shortened nickname with such widespread use (outside of hip hop vernacular) is LA. I could also possibly see NYC and ATL, but they're all behind Philly in common, everyday usage.
Not true. People just say D.C. all the time. People say Vegas. People say Chi-town. Some people say Frisco...but they need to be slapped.
There are probably others if I think about it a little harder.
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Ugh, I've always hated "The Big Apple" for some reason. Like what does it even mean/where does it come from?
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:23 PM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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Unfortunately, the Big Apple, however most people who are from NY cringe when they hear tourists/newbies say that.
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