Friday, July 19, 2013

NY and LA

Just some statistics about two of the biggest cities in the USA, New York and Los Angeles.
The term 'The Big Apple' for New York was coined by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s who used the slang expression 'apple' for any town or city. Therefore, to play New York City is to play the big time - The Big Apple.

There are more Irish in New York City than in Dublin, Ireland; more Italians in New York City than in Rome, Italy; And more Jews in New York City than in Tel Aviv, Israel .

Very few people have heard of this fact, but the word NYLON was formed by the combination of two men who invented nylon. They did not know what to name their invention, but they came up with a brilliant idea. Since one of them was from New York and the other came from London, they decided to use NY and LON, the first letters of their hometown - and so came nylon!

The full name of Los Angeles is: El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula. It can be abbreviated to 3.6% of its size: L.A.

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