Which American city's nickname
means "goat enclosure" in Old English?
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New York City
The nickname Gotham derives from the Old English
Gatham (place to keep goats), the name of a
village in Nottinghamshire, England. Since the mid-15th century,
Gotham has denoted "a place with foolish inhabitants" - the
equivalent Canadian term is House of Commons.
Washington Irving first applied it to
New York in his satirical work Salmagundi
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