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Where I Live:
Victory Hills
About Me:
There is so very much that is worthy of wonder in this world that I find I am a dilettante--more like the usual second definition kind, I like to think, but not always.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
I can meet people who are different from me, and there's always someplace I haven't been before.
What I'm Reading:
A book about the role of feud in the Icelandic saga. It uses the word "feudeme."

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How to Create--and Keep--a Cool Nickname for Your Town

Posted on January 4, 2008 at 9:22pm 6 Comments

What’s the use of living somewhere cool if your town doesn’t have a nickname to match its coolness? Driving past a Q billboard on I-25 reminds me that Albuquerque residents have already solved this problem and now others can, too, using the method described below. A chart follows, for visual learners.

Start with an early version of your town’s name, say, Alburquerque for Albuquerque, or New Amsterdam for New York. This allows you to honor history. Then, drop the first two letters of… Continue

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