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reipan40 January 14th, 2005 10:26 PM

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?


dan p January 14th, 2005 10:40 PM

Re: Why is New York City called the "Big Apple?"
 
go to google.com and ask jeeves.I have looked it up once befor and it is a long answer.

reipan40 January 14th, 2005 10:42 PM

Re: Re: Why is New York City called the "Big Apple?&quo
 
Thanks! I will do that. Anyone else?


Jim Bragg January 15th, 2005 11:29 AM

Re: Why is New York City called the "Big Apple?"
 
Because calling it the Big Grape just doesn't have a nice ring to it?
Jim


Paul B January 15th, 2005 11:42 AM

Re: Why is New York City called the "Big Apple?"
 
It is full of seed(y) people! (G)

Em3 January 17th, 2005 03:13 PM

Re: Why is New York City called the
 
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.

Em

i-love-rugby January 26th, 2005 07:42 AM

Re: Why is New York City called the "Big Apple?"
 
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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