Boston nicknames

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The American city of Boston, Massachusetts, has many nicknames due to historical contexts. They include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1858). The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. Phillips, Sampson and Company. ; Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1891) [1858]. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. Houghton, Mifflin and Company.  p. 172 "A jaunty-looking person... said there was one more wise man's saying that he had heard; it was about our place—but he didn't know who said it.... 'Boston State-House is the Hub of the Solar System. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crow-bar.'"
  2. ^ A Google search on September 28, 2007, gives 867 hits for +boston +"hub of the solar system" but 45,300 hits for +boston +"hub of the universe".
  3. ^ "Boston's nicknames: Beantown, Hub, the Walking City". The Boston Globe. August 10, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Their Nicknames". Decatur Daily Dispatch: 2?. September 23, 1889.  Decatur, Illinois. Found at listserv.linguistlist.org/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0307b&L=ads-l&P=2093.
  5. ^ Entries from Bostonist Tagged with "Olde Towne Team"