Over the years cities have developed nicknames that truck drivers often use. Let’s test your knowledge of trucker slang. We’ll give you the nickname and you answer by choosing the correct city name from the list.
New York, NY received this nickname in the 1920’s. The nickname can be traced back to the many horse tracks in and around New York City, where the prize was called the “Apple”. It is rumored that jockeys and trainers from New Orleans started the trend by referring to New York as The Big Apple.
Buffalo, NY received this nickname in 1913 when a bison was placed on the back of Indian Head Nickles to beautify the coin. The design had nothing to do with Buffalo, NY but the name still stuck.
Portland, OR received this nickname in the 1800’s when logging nearly stripped the forests around Portland. There was not enough manpower to remove the stumps. In 1850 Captain John C. Ainsworth was quoted as saying that there were “more stumps than trees” in Portland.
Madison, WI received this affectionate nickname from the locals to describe the busy, chaotic, and often confusing buzz and flurry of activity happening in the city.
Green Bay, WI received this nickname from its NFL reputation. With a metro population of just over 300,000 Green Bay, WI is the NFL’s smallest market, but home to one of the most popular teams. The Green Bay Packers have won more championships than any other team (13) and have been to the Super Bowl five times, bringing home the Vince Lombardi Trophy four times.[poll id=”14″]
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