How New York City Became the Big Apple

Lexicon Valley is an interesting Slate podcast all about language, lexicology and etymology. In this recent episode, the podcast covers the origins of the popular tourist label for our City: The Big Apple. Listen to 3 plausible stories in this 20 minute episode, and try to figure out which one is correct before they reveal the answer.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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