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Re: City "titles"
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2012, 06:59:00 PM »
The itty bitty village I live in, and the (slightly) larger town nearby, pop. approx 5,000, have no real nickname, however we are located in the Valley of Love.   ;D

One of the local nicknames for the slightly-larger town however, would trip the filters.  The other is milder - and I've seen it on a spoof T-shirt - "London  New York  Paris  Norfick".  I sooo have to get one of them...

(and anyone who knows Tassie - yup, think I just outed myself!)

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Re: City "titles"
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2012, 07:24:46 PM »
I live in the Holy City. Sounds pretty special, huh? It's because we have dozens of beautiful old churches in our city. Church steeples dot our skyline (there are no tall buildings here...the tallest one I can think of is 10 stories, so no skyscrapers to obliterate the view). It's very pretty.

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Re: City "titles"
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2012, 07:28:47 PM »
I live in Guelph, ON, aka the Royal City.

I used to live in Toronto, aka Hogtown.

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Re: City "titles"
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2012, 07:43:20 PM »
I grew up in the Beef Capital of Australia, which was strange because the only cattle in the city limits were at our abattoirs.


Is that Rockhampton?

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« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2012, 09:38:05 PM »
I live in Baltimore, MD "Charm City" 
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Re: City "titles"
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2012, 10:21:12 PM »
I live in "The Live Music Capital of the World."

There are other nicknames but that's the most common one. And an overly boastful one, at that -- except in about two weeks!

I'm from Motown/The Motor City and The Bayou City/H-Town.
     
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Re: City "titles"
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2012, 11:01:07 PM »
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Re: City "titles"
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2012, 11:14:31 PM »
I grew up in the Beef Capital of Australia, which was strange because the only cattle in the city limits were at our abattoirs.


Is that Rockhampton?

That it is! Although Casino, NSW is always trying to steal our title.

I also heard that we are the unofficial rum drinking capital of Australia. Apparently we drink more Bundy per capita than anywhere else (and remembering some nights out, I can totally believe it!)

A good friend of mine is living there now. I visited her in 2010. It rained - in September.

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Re: City "titles"
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2012, 11:15:04 PM »
I grew up in the Emerald City (Seattle), in the Evergreen State =).

I still insist I live 'in Seattle', even though I'm technically in the next city north =).

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Re: City "titles"
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2012, 11:51:59 PM »
I live in the Holy City. Sounds pretty special, huh? It's because we have dozens of beautiful old churches in our city. Church steeples dot our skyline (there are no tall buildings here...the tallest one I can think of is 10 stories, so no skyscrapers to obliterate the view). It's very pretty.

For a minute there I thought you lived in Jerusalem  ;).

I recently stumbled upon Tel Aviv being referred to as "The Little Orange". It is also known as "The White City" due to all the Bauhaus architecture (it's a Unesco site!).
People also like to refer to it as "the city that never stops".

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Re: City "titles"
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2012, 11:58:25 PM »
I'm in "Hub City", named so because we were quite a central place during the Civil War, being in a neutral state between North and South and because it's pretty much train central.
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Re: City "titles"
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2012, 12:28:49 AM »
Finland sort of looks like a person and so my unfairly unpopular town is called by some "the bottom of Finland," usually with cruder language. 

I grew up in "Athens of Finland" (for culture and education) and lived near "Chicago of Finland" (people assume it was because of crime rates but actually was because of the rate population grew or something). 

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Re: City "titles"
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2012, 04:25:37 AM »
I live just outside Newcastle- The Toon.

It may have been a city for more than a century, but it is still, and always will be The Toon.
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Re: City "titles"
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2012, 04:41:40 AM »
I grew up in the Beef Capital of Australia, which was strange because the only cattle in the city limits were at our abattoirs.


Is that Rockhampton?

That it is! Although Casino, NSW is always trying to steal our title.

I also heard that we are the unofficial rum drinking capital of Australia. Apparently we drink more Bundy per capita than anywhere else (and remembering some nights out, I can totally believe it!)

In Brisvegas we just call Rocky Cow Town.

I grew up in a little Tassie town that has since rebadged itself as the Platypus Capital of the World.

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Re: City "titles"
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2012, 10:27:49 AM »
I live in The Big Apple aka New York City.  I have no idea where the title came from but I do know NYS is well known for its apples.

Not a city but a state.  New York is nicknamed the 'Empire State'.  This has led to a lot of confusion.  My FIL once said the NY could no longer use that nickname because other states had a larger population.  Bill Bryson wondered if NYS had overseas territories. 

Neither of these are true.  NY is the Empire State because of the Erie Canal.  In the early days of the USA, the region west of the eastern mountains was called the Inland Empire.  Before the Erie Canal, getting there was long and dangerous.  The canal made settlement much easier.  That is why NYS is called the Empire State.

I always thought NYS was the Empire State because of the Empire State building LOL - I guess maybe the building took the title from the state and not the state took the title from the building, huh?  Guess I shoulda thought that one through!


Growing up my family often would go through Mylan New Hampshire on our way to Dummer NH.  There was a store in Mylan that sold t-shirts "The folks in Mylan may not be smart, but the next town over is Dummer" - I guess that's not a title, but it is a fun play on a place name!  :D