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Nickname
City
The Windy City
The Big Apple
The Motor City
The City by the Bay
Music City
Bean Town
The City of Angels
Sin City
The Biggest Little City in the World
The City of Brotherly Love
Steel City
The Mile High City
Nickname
City
The Rubber City
The City Too Busy to Hate
The Big Easy
Gateway to the West
Derby City
Witch City
The World's Playground
The Big Pineapple
Cigar City
The Conch Republic
Emerald City
The Mistake on the Lake
Answer Stats
Nickname
City
% Correct
Your %
+6
level 44
Aug 27, 2012
Now that I think of it, Philadelphia wasn't very creative with its nickname.
+5
level 20
Sep 14, 2013
But they have turned it into an advertising campaign to draw gay tourists, so they're being creative now!
+4
level 56
Aug 21, 2015
Philadelphia is greek for brotherly love.
+20
level 55
Jan 1, 2018
It's also English for cream cheese.
+3
level 71
Aug 21, 2015
Just like Los Angeles.
+5
level 72
May 7, 2017
Did you guys know the original name of Amman, Jordan, was Philadelphia?
+1
level 47
Jan 1, 2018
No.
+1
level 56
Jan 2, 2018
It was renamed by Ptolemy, that was NOT its original name.
+1
level 72
Jan 3, 2018
okay. What the city was called before it's name was most recently changed.
+3
level 44
Aug 27, 2012
I have lived in the Tampa area for 12 years now, and I have never once heard that nickname.
+1
level 39
Jan 1, 2013
Agreed. I have lived in Tampa all my life.
+1
level 60
Nov 26, 2013
They probably really mean Ybor City.
+1
level 35
Jul 5, 2014
It's often called that. There's even a brewery called Cigar City Brewing.
+2
level 28
Aug 27, 2012
I kept spelling it "Honalulu" - derp Interesting quiz. I wasn't at all familiar with several of these. Mostly those in the second column.
+1
level 41
May 4, 2015
It's all in the accent ;3
+3
level 36
Aug 28, 2012
Cleveland being called the "Mistake on the Lake" just made my day. No, make that my week :'D
+1
level 17
Mar 19, 2014
I could not agree more
+1
level 31
Jul 5, 2015
Ouch that hurts but it's true. Not even the Rock Hall of Fame will get me to go there.
+2
level 51
Jan 1, 2018
I once got lost in East Cleveland looking for the grave of President James A Garfield. It was like Hiroshima.
+1
level 46
Jan 2, 2018
I have to disagree. Visited Cleveland in the summer. Very nice downtown with nice restaurants/bars. Easy walk to baseball and football games and the Rock and Roll HoF.
+1
level 41
Jan 2, 2018
Being from MI, we love to hate on OH, but I went to cleveland for a bachelor party and had a great time. Still, its Ohio though...
+1
level 26
Jan 2, 2018
I guessed Toledo for that one so I guess I wasn't too far off ;)
+1
level 51
Jan 3, 2018
"If the whole world moved to their favorite vacation spots, then the whole world would live in Hawaii and Italy and Cleveland."
+2
level 22
Aug 30, 2012
I'm slightly disappointed in myself for being unable to figure out Salem
+2
level 63
Jan 1, 2018
I put Wichita - thinking it had something to do with the Wizard of Oz, Kansas and all that.
+2
level 37
Sep 25, 2013
The City Too Busy to Hate is hilarious! Only in America.
+1
level 52
Jan 5, 2014
I lived in Atlanta for years and never heard it called that.
+1
level 74
Jan 7, 2015
I've never heard it either, but it's still better than "Hotlanta" back when they tried to make that nickname happen.
+1
level 63
Jan 1, 2018
That's what Mayor called it in the 1960s. He wanted a slow progression toward equality, without the violence seen in cities like Little Rock and elsewhere. The desegregation of Atlanta schools was slow and quiet.
+4
level 35
Jul 5, 2014
Hard to hate anything after you've been murdered, I guess.
+1
level 47
Jan 1, 2018
That made my day. :)
+1
level 53
Jan 2, 2018
Four out of the top five cities with the most murders are in the north. Might want to check your facts, mate.
+1
level 61
Nov 30, 2014
I've heard it, but it isn't too common.
+2
level 43
Feb 23, 2015
It was a slogan adopted by Atlanta civic leaders in the 60s and 70s to differentiate the city from Birmingham, Little Rock and other Southern cities.
+1
level 33
Nov 19, 2013
I live in Philly and lived in this area my whole life....the City of Brotherly Love is a JOKE!!! More like Killadelphia, just being honest. Philly is a great city in itself and is overflowing with history, but if our forefather could see the ratchetness going on nowadays, they'd puke.
+1
level 35
Jan 1, 2018
As a Philly native, this is unfortuanatly true. (Especially when it comes to football: it gets super violent)
+1
level 20
Jan 2, 2014
easy
+1
level 33
Apr 1, 2014
What about Surf City? Huntington Beach, CA
+3
level 48
Jun 17, 2017
What about it?
+1
level 33
Apr 10, 2014
Im from nj so I love that Atlantic city is on here though it should be called monopoly city
+1
level 29
May 5, 2014
Erie, Pennsylvania is also known as "The Mistake on the Lake"
+3
level 51
Jul 21, 2014
i actually tried Erie-just a guess.
+1
level 25
Jun 29, 2014
Emerald City is also Eugene, OR.
+1
level 36
Oct 16, 2014
Never heard of Eugene being called the Emerald City, only Tracktown.
+1
level 49
Feb 24, 2018
I thought it was Portland Or but thatsthe Rose City (or Cityof Roses whatever)
+1
level 35
Jul 5, 2014
Is the creator of this one from Pittsburgh or something?
+1
level 79
Jun 4, 2015
Not likely, or he wouldn't have accepted it without the H at the end. We Pittsburghers are proud of our H.... But yeah, we do love laughing at Cleveland too.
+2
level 47
Jul 13, 2017
I swear, this site has conditioned me to spell Pittsburgh wrong. I avoid putting the H at the end on other sites now, just because I'm so used to not including it to avoid having it goof up the next answer for me.
+1
level 36
Aug 31, 2014
No music city?
+1
level ∞
Jun 3, 2015
Added that one.
+1
level 21
Jan 14, 2015
Got 100 percent :)
+2
level 67
Apr 17, 2015
Shouldn't Cleveland be the rock and roll city?
+2
level 63
Jun 25, 2015
NO, NO, NO...don't you dare change Mistake on the Lake!!!
+1
level 72
Aug 21, 2015
I only missed Key West... for some reason I was thinking of guessing that, but didn't. oh well.
+1
level 60
Sep 12, 2015
How does Ohio get 2, and Texas can't even get one? Give some love to Alamo City/River City, Space City, Big D, or the Live Music Capital of the World!
+1
level 33
Sep 29, 2015
I spelled seattle wrong with only one t.
+1
level 29
Sep 30, 2015
What about the town too tough to die
+1
level 29
Sep 30, 2015
Tombstone if ur wondering
+3
level 63
Jan 1, 2018
Wasn't.
+1
level 37
Jan 13, 2016
No mile high city?
+1
level 48
Jun 17, 2017
There is actually.
+2
level 49
Apr 8, 2016
Does Key West even count as a city?
+1
level ∞
Sep 18, 2017
Here in America, basically everything is a city.
+1
level 48
Apr 13, 2016
If you're looking for another: Cincinnati has the unfortunate nickname of "The Queen City"
+1
level 52
Dec 3, 2016
So does Charlotte, NC
+1
level ∞
Sep 18, 2017
There's actually lots of Queen City's for some reason.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_City

+1
level 49
May 1, 2017
Rip City = Portland Big Tomato = Sacramentoo Ca.
+1
level 67
May 9, 2017
As a former resident of the Conch Republic I appreciate the (currently) 18% of you that recognize us :P
+1
level 41
Jan 2, 2018
I recognize your government as legitimate
+2
level 48
Jun 17, 2017
Am I the only one who thinks Reno's nickname is a bit, well, meaningless?
+1
level 47
Jul 13, 2017
There's something wrong with my brain. I couldn't figure out why Oahu wouldn't work. It didn't work because that's the island, Honolulu is the city. Duh.
+2
level 58
Sep 14, 2017
Nobody really from Boston would be caught dead calling it Beantown. Ugh. It does, however, bring to mind this little bit of doggeral: This is good old Boston, The home of the bean and the cod, Where the Lowells talk only to the Cabots, And the Cabots talk only to God.
+2
level 65
Dec 12, 2017
I hate it when I type an answer correctly, but because the quiz accepts an incorrect spelling, I am stuck with extra letters that I have to delete before I can type the next answer. Worse yet, I don't always notice this right away. Pittsburgh was the offender in this case. Nothing like being accidentally penalized for knowing how to spell correctly.
+1
level 41
Jan 1, 2018
Got Tampa, but forgot Los Angeles
+1
level 46
Jan 1, 2018
QM, you should really accept Eugene, OR, and Wichita, KS for Emerald City, at the very least. There's also a town in North Carolina (Greenville) with that nickname. But having grown up in the midwest, I was very confused when Wichita didn't work.
+1
level 54
Jan 1, 2018
What, not one city here in Texas? What about the Live Music Capital of the World? The Bayou City? The Rose Capital of the World?..to name just a few.
+1
level 70
Jan 1, 2018
I was a bit disappointed there are no cities in Wyoming here
+1
level 49
Feb 24, 2018
the rose capital of the world is in TExas? Portland Oregon comes to mind for that one, so does Prescott, AZ which has famous rose gardens at least in Arizona anyways.
+1
level 42
Jan 1, 2018
Philadelphia is honestly an amazing city great people great times
+1
level 47
Jan 1, 2018
Minneapolis - City of Lakes Minneapolis/St Paul - Twin Cities Seattle actually tried to change their nickname to "MetroNatural" not sure if that's quiz worthy or not.
+1
level ∞
Jan 1, 2018
Metronatural was a slogan, not a nickname. But, believe it or not, the city of Seattle actually paid a firm $200,000 to come up with it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metronatural

+1
level 65
Jan 1, 2018
Pretty well-known nicknames not included: Tracktown USA = Eugene Azelea City = Mobile Surf City USA = Huntington Beach America's Finest City = San Diego Insurance Capital of the World = Hartford Charm City = Baltimore Glass City = Toledo
+1
level 41
Jan 2, 2018
Never heard of any of those but surf city.
+1
level 49
Feb 24, 2018
I only know Hartford CT from that list LOL
+1
level 40
Jan 2, 2018
No Space City?!? 4th Largest city in the US and its not on here
+1
level 55
Jan 3, 2018
Is Cleveland really that bad...?
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