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Old January 14th, 2005, 10:26 PM
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Default Why is New York City called the "Big Apple?"

This is my first "question" post! Dare I aske this question? My 20 year old son has a friend from Germany (met on the net) here and she asked me "Why is New York City called the Big Apple?" I (originally from NY state) could not answer her. What is your take on this?

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Old January 14th, 2005, 10:40 PM
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go to google.com and ask jeeves.I have looked it up once befor and it is a long answer.
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Thanks! I will do that. Anyone else?

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Because calling it the Big Grape just doesn't have a nice ring to it?
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Old January 15th, 2005, 11:42 AM
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It is full of seed(y) people! (G)
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Old January 17th, 2005, 03:13 PM
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It was a nickname given to it by musicians in the thirties or forties. It made reference to the fact that if you got a job playing in New York, that was an important job.

I was born in NY and lived in the area all my life and, similar to most New Yorkers, never cared for calling it the Big Apple. We never use the term ourselves.

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Old January 26th, 2005, 07:42 AM
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i love New york city, don't think i'd would ever live there cause i love Canada too much, but its a really lovely city to visit!
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