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xxyydeyu
I saw a news just now, New York is called "Big Apple",who can tell me why?tks!
Mar 10, 2011 2:48 PM
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lol i always assumed it was because of culture and the size of new york lol
March 10, 2011
BTW, Tokyo is called the Big Mikan.
March 11, 2011
In the early 1920s, "apple" was used in reference to the many racing courses in and around New York City. Apple referred to the prizes being awarded for the races -- as these were important races, the rewards were substantial http://gonyc.about.com/cs/atozinde1/a/bigapple.htm this website has a detailed explanation
March 10, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Apple
March 10, 2011
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