English Idioms


Big Apple

Can anyone tell me why New-york is called "The Big Apple"?

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  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Apple
    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Apple
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Apple
    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Gran_Manzana
  • From Gee:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Apple
    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Apple
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Apple
    http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Gran_Manzana

     


    It's written in these essays!!!?????
  • Absolutely YEAH, triple @.
  • From Henri Massol:
    Can anyone tell me why New-york is called "The Big Apple"?

     
    The answer isn't to give without to reflect. La source is a salon féminin open by a French lady. Full of very good breeding and knowledge pretty girls, it was well known from High society men. They said between hem:"Let's go and crunch a little French apple".
    New york was the only town having such a "salon"; Big Apple became the town's nickname.
  • nice to know u
  • In 1921 John J. Fitz-Gerald heard this expression to the people of the New orleans' racecourse when they talked about New york' racecourse

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