Today I learned how to not sound like a tourist.

I've lived in New York for a few years now but I'm still getting used to the New York groove. Does anyone in New York really say that?

Being an outsider, I've often referred to New York City as 'The Big Apple'.

I learned that no one really calls it that. How did it get that nickname in the first place? According to Mental Floss, it's apparently related to the popularity of horse racing from the 1920s?

What about New York City's other nicknames? Do we use any of them? What about Gotham or the Empire State?

Sure, it says that on our license plate but the only people I've heard reference it was Jay Z and Alicia Keys.

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