These Nicknames for NH Towns are Downright Offensive
I just stumbled on this list of nicknames for New Hampshire towns. The internet is a funny place. If some of these offend you, I ask that you not shoot the messenger. Feel free to take your issues up with the people of Reddit. Specifically, the members the of r/NewHampshire community.
Who comes up with these nicknames? Why are there such terrible nicknames for really nice towns? I think it's the same mentality as when you were in school and one of your classmates had a funny last name. It's just fun to change their last names and make them sound even funnier. My husband is Steven Greenberger and when I met him I called him "Steven Green booger". I'd laugh and he would roll his eyes because that was the 40 thousandth time someone called him that. Now we're married and I am a Green Booger too, so I guess the joke's on me.
In any case, are you ready for this list? Here we go...
Rochester - Rottenchester
Laconia - Crackonia
Somersworth - Scummersworth
Hooksett - Hicksett
Nashua - Trashua
Manchester - Manchvegas
Hanover - Hangover
Hudson - Mudson
Winchester - Winchentuckey (or Incester...yikes)
Merrimack - Merrimac&cheese
Rindge - Findge (very large Finnish community, apparently)
Milford - Milf-ord (the Milf capital of NH? Who knew?!)
Contoocook - Tooky
Derry - The Dirty D
Do you have any more to add to this list?