Thursday, September 17, 2009

Playing nice (and not-so-nice) with city nicknames

When coming across today's Word of the Day, Fort Misery--a nickname for Fort Myers, FL--I started taking mental inventory of all the interesting city nicknames that the City Dictionary community has come up with. Some of them are flattering, some are not, and some are simply weird and funny.

Here's a rundown of the ones that stick out in my mind, labeled as the good, the bad, and the funny:



Wiscompton: Nickname for Wisconsin, popularized on t-shirts sold in Madison

OK, maybe some of the bad ones are also funny, but I can see why people from those places might find the nicknames harsh.

-Tom :)

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