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    Default Big Apple?- what else?

    Hi everybody. I have a little request. Everyone of us knows that NYC is called the Big Apple. And I want you to write some more metaphors and associations with NYC. If you as Ney Yorkers expressed some opinions about where you live, I'd be very grateful. Thank you in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law & Order
    'The City that Never Sleeps', my response, bs.
    That was true back in the 70s / 80s ... but it might have had something to do with all the coke

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    O Henry referred to New York as "Baghdad on the Subway" back in the early part of the twentieth century.

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    Don't some people also call it the Big Onion??

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    I've never even heard anyone call it the Big Apple. That's such a queer name.

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    Don't forget "Gotham" first used by Washington Irving.

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    Don't forget Hymietown, first used by Jesse Jackson.

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    Default thx

    Thank you very much, you are very helpful and thanks to that I'll be able to write my Bachelor's thesis "Metaphors of NYC"
    Last edited by monika.kaczanowska; November 6th, 2005 at 09:22 AM.

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