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Old March 16th, 2012, 10:34 AM   #101
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Bangkok is City of Angels, perhaps because of those cheap angels lol!
Well, it's actually just the translation of the official Thai name, which is not 'Bangkok' but 'Krung Thep Mahanakhon...' which means 'City of Angels...'.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #102
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Old March 25th, 2012, 09:24 AM   #103
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paris on the prairie
city in a garden (Urbs in Horto)
the city of broad shoulders
hog butcher of the world
the big onion
second city
chi-town

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Old March 25th, 2012, 04:43 PM   #104
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Montélimar (France): Porte de Provence - Gate of Provence
Cité du Nougat- City of Nougat
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Old March 25th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #105
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I am not really sure if Hong Kong has a nickname.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 10:11 PM   #106
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Zürich:
Zureich (Too rich)
I love that. Zureich.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 10:14 PM   #107
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It is ironic why Manila is called The Queen of the Orient when it has a masculine name. Manila means "City of Man". King of The Orient is a better term.
Cities seem to always be referred to in the feminine. Does anyone know why? I can't think of any that are called "king of" anything. I could be wrong.

Same with saying like "London and her inhabitants..." sounds appropriate, whereas saying "London and his inhabitants..." sounds just wrong. Even though nouns don't have genders in English language.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 10:27 PM   #108
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Old March 26th, 2012, 12:12 AM   #109
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Why bother posting then??

Hong Kong = Pearl of the Orient
So that I could find out.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #110
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Well, it's actually just the translation of the official Thai name, which is not 'Bangkok' but 'Krung Thep Mahanakhon...' which means 'City of Angels...'.
The full name of 'Krung Thep Mahanakhon...' is
"Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit"
which means
"The city of angels, the great city, the residence of the Emerald Buddha, the impregnable city (of Ayutthaya) of God Indra, the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems, the happy city, abounding in an enormous Royal Palace that resembles the heavenly abode where reigns the reincarnated god, a city given by Indra and built by Vishnukarn"

Thai people call only Krung Thep(กรุงเทพฯ) or Koh Toh Moh(กทม.).

For Bangkok meaning, which foreign call
Bang means Area
Kok or Makok means olive in Thai language.
Then, Bangkok means the area that plant the olive trees.


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Old March 26th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #111
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Old March 30th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #112
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So many cities called Paris, Buenos Aires is the Paris of South America.
Paris of the plains=Kansas because they have an arc there (?)
Sweden has a small town called Little Paris. (Vänersborg)

But what is the nickname of Paris, France ?
Paris, the One.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 03:14 PM   #113
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Paris / The City of Light / Paname / The most beautiful city in the world / The fashion Capital of the World / The City of seven hills

Rome / The eternal city / The City of seven hills / The holy City

Lisbonne / The city of seven hills

Boston / Beantown / The Walking City / The City on the Hill / The Hub / The Athens of America / Puritan City / The Cradle of Liberty

Chicago / The Onion / The Windy City / The City in a Garden / The Second City / The House Music Capital of the World / The City of big Shoulders

Denver / The Mile-High City

Detroit / Rock City / Motor city

Las Vegas / The city of a thousand tentations or Sin city

Los Angeles / The City of Angels

Minneapolis-Saint Paul / The Twin Cities

New Orleans / The Big Easy

New York / The Big Apple / The City that never sleeps

Buenos Aires / The Paris of South America

Salvador da Bahia / The Black Roma

Bogota / The Athens of south America

Montreuil (borought of the east inner surburb of Paris ) / The little Bamako

Deauville / The 21st district of Paris / Paris on the sea / The Cannes of the north

Rouen / La ville aux cent clochers / The Hamburg of the west

Saint-Malo / The pirate town

Saumur / The pearl of Anjou

Menton / The pearl of France

Montpellier / The gifted

Montargis / The Venice of Gatinais

Mulhouse / The french Manchester / The city of hundred chimneys

Roubaix / The french Manchester / The city of thousand chimneys

Valognes / The Norman versailles

Nïmes / The french Roma

Nice / Nissa la bella / The capital of french riviera

Niort / The green Venice

Toulouse / The pink city

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Old April 6th, 2012, 10:55 AM   #114
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Aarhus / City of Smiles (nickname since 1938)
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Old April 8th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #115
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Stockholm:

Den kungliga huvudstaden. (The Royal Capital)
STHLM
Capital of Scandinavia
Venice of the north
Mälardrottningen (The Mälar Queen)
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Fjollträsk..
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Old April 10th, 2012, 02:27 PM   #116
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Does Vienna have a nickname? If so, let me know.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 03:08 PM   #117
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Vienna = Paris on the Danube

Paris = Vienna on the Seine
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Old April 10th, 2012, 07:15 PM   #118
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local politicians give graz many nicknames, but none is really suitable. the youth calls graz dreckslouch = dirt hole, because of the fine particles in winter.

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Does Vienna have a nickname? If so, let me know.
in graz it's called "mundien" or "windige stodt"
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Old April 10th, 2012, 11:59 PM   #119
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Genoa (Italy) = The Superb One (La Superba)
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Old April 11th, 2012, 12:14 AM   #120
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Christchurch - The Garden City, Cathedral City, The Most English City Outside England
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