the city so nice they named it twice

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Mon Jul 22 14:08:29 UTC 2002

In a message dated 7/21/2002 7:56:49 PM, mam at THEWORLD.COM writes:

<< Heh. That's "named twice", but not "two names, twice". *Is* there any
other city than New York, New York that can be so described? >>

Well, one could certainly argue that "New York City, New York," was not NAMED
twice, just that there is a repetition of the city name and the state name
compounded by an optional deletion. Walla Walla, on the other hand, was
actually named "twice."

So "New York City, New York" is really no different from "Iowa City, Iowa."
(Except that people don't talk funny in Iowa City.)

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