Sunday, October 3, 2010

Industry-Related Nicknames

Today's Word of the Day, Cream City, is one of many outdated nicknames for American cities based on former industrial dominance. The cream-colored bricks used to build many of Milwaukee's buildings in the 19th century and onward were originally fired in the city. While many organizations in Milwaukee still use the old Cream City namesake, Brew City is a much more common nickname for Milwaukee, whose dominance in the beer industry prevails in the minds of Milwaukeeans and other Americans alike.

Other similar nicknames, just off the top of my head, include:

Can you think of any other ones?


Tom @ City Dictionary

Oh, btw, if any of you nerds want to whip out your stylebooks and take me to task over the capitalization of hyphenated words in titles, give me your best shot.

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