While reading this article on buried German WWII saboteur treasure in the Catskills I came across the name "Borscht Belt" for the Catskill Mountains. What other interesting defunct (or still funct) colloquial nicknames do you know for geographical regions?
My husband and I are expecting our first child, a boy, in December. We're struggling with the name issue (of course). We really want to name him Edward (I love the name and it has a family connection). But there are a couple of issues with nicknames and possible negative associations. [more inside]
What is the etymology of British nicknames ending in -zza/-zzer? [more inside]
Can anyone think of examples of well-known fictional characters or historical figures whose names fit the format [Adjective / Number] [Noun] [Surname]? [more inside]
My phone is driving me nuts filter: How can I search by nickname on my HTC One S Android phone? [more inside]
What made-up names does your very young child call favorite movies, books, games, or television shows? [more inside]
My odd to pronounce/gender-unusual name gives me lots of problems. How can I diplomatically solve all of them? [more inside]