Ever wonder why some people called New York as the Big Apple? Ever wonder whats the reason behind it?
Well, I do. I dunno why but lately I`ve been this kinda thingy.For example, why 7-11? and now this. As usual, I ask Woofy and he gave me the same answer " Go search at Google" . Ish...So lazy...=.=
So, here I am again. Searching at Google for the topic and this is what I get.
According to this website,beside being called as the "Big Apple", New York is also called as "Gotham". Anyway, stick to the topic.
The "Big Apple" was given by this guy called John Fitzgerald who is a horse-racing columnist back in 1920s. Apparently, Fitzgerald heard the term from stable hands in New Orleans who lovingly referred to New York City's racetracks as "...the dream of every lad that ever threw a leg over a thoroughbred. There's only one Big Apple. That's New York." and n the 1930s, the term was adopted by jazz musicians, when Harlem was the site of all the choicest gigs. ( this source I get it from here.)
Conclusion, I still dun have the clear answer on why New York is called the "Big Apple". Can someone tell me the main reason behind it?