Is Annapolis Naptown or Crabtown?

Is is Naptown or Crabtown? Please make your opinion known.


I picked up a message at my desk about an hour ago. Lucklily I didn’t talk to the person calling because I might have said something I might have regretted.
She sounded very adamant that we had made a mistake in our June issue of What’s Up? Annapolis, a mistake that made her angry and disgusted. “How dare we refer to Annapolis as Naptown when everyone knows that is the nickname of Indianapolis.”
Gee, I did know that some people call Indianapolis Naptown but I didn’t think they had exclusive ownership. I’ve certainly never heard Annapolis called Crabtown with any regularity. And hey, what’s with all those “Naptown” bumperstickers on people’s cars? And just to reinforce the Naptown idea, it just so happens that when we registered our Golden Retriever with the American Kennel Association, we named her Grace of Naptown. So folks, if you are reading this blog. Please make your opinion known. Is it Naptown or Crabtown?

Author: Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Currently in the Stoneooast MFA writing program (University of Southern Maine), genre literary fiction. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, in charge of three magazines: "What's Up? Annapolis", "What's Up? Eastern Shore", and "What's Up? Weddings", former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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