[Ads-l] the KY

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 24 18:12:00 EDT 2017


The older pattern was "The *Big* D" (usu. Dallas), "Big B" (Berlin to WW2
bomber crews), etc.

See HDAS I.

JL

On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 4:20 PM, Geoffrey Nathan <geoffnathan at wayne.edu>
wrote:

> A little late to the party I should add that Detroit is widely known as
> 'The D'.
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> My hometown, Lynchburg, VA, is known by some as 'The Burg.'
> --Margaret Lee
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>       From: Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
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> Reminiscent of "The Lou" for Saint Louis and of "the Cope, the Stock, and
> the Dam" for the Big Three of Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Amsterdam, not to
> mention Charlie Parker's "Scrapple from the Apple."
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> On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:59 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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> > David Gregory, author, anchor , and commentator on CNN:
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> > "The KY is so fascinating, both because I have a lot of family down in
> the
> > KY, which the governor knows, but you've also got Mitch McConnell, you
> got
> > Rand Paul. It's fascinating!"
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> > JL
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