As inspired by our newest member teshadoh, who places his location in "Asslanta," and his professed love of giving nicknames to places.
Almost every town and city in the world has a nickname used by locals and visitors alike. Some are descriptive like Chicago "The Windy City." Others like "Asslanta" for Atlanta are funny, while some, like "Craphole," used to describe a certain unfriendly town in West Virginia are downright derogatory. So my fellow Cyburbanites, what are some city and town nicknames you are familiar with? And if you can how the place got that particular moniker.
A few I've heard before that I can think of off the top of my head:
*Pittsburgh, PA - "The 'Burgh" or "Steel City," although there are no longer any mills in the city.
*Charleston, SC - "Chucktown" to the college students
*Greenville, SC - "G-Vegas"
*Spartanburg, SC - "Sparkleburg"
*Rock Hill, SC - "Rock Thrill" beacuse that's what it isn't.
*Canansburg, PA - "Gun Town" obvious allusion to the proper name I suppose
*Walhalla, SC - "Hogwaller" a reference by non residents to this small town's high school mascot, the Razorbacks.