Cincinnati City Council is looking for a catchier slogan. When the World Choir Games were in town, the city used the nickname “The City that Sings.” City Council is considering keeping that slogan and no longer using “The Queen City.” You know, out with the old, in with the new. Yeah, I know I used the same words about Washington Park, but it fits here too.
As far as I’m concerned, this is all well and good. That new slogan sounds fine to me, so use it and be happy with it—but here’s the reality: People in Cincinnati will always think of their city as “The Queen City.” In people’s heads and hearts, you’re not going to get rid of that name. Cincinnati is too associated with it.
Cincinnati can always have two slogans. Instead of out with the old, in with the new, why not stay with the old, along with the new? Makes since to me.
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