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The mystery of “the couch” in KnoxVegas

The New York Times features a look at a  weekend in Knoxville. I must hang with the wrong crowd, or at least with the people writer Allison Glock knows. I have never heard Knoxville referred to as the “the couch.”

KnoxVegas, K-Town, Knoxpatch, yes. But “the couch,” no, never.

The accompanying slide show to the article includes a WDVX Blue Plate Special show. Online Producer Talid Magdy has a weekly series of videos on those shows.

Update: KnoxvilleTalks is doing a “couch” poll.  So unless you’re a couch potato, head on over there.

4 replies on “The mystery of “the couch” in KnoxVegas”

The Times did a story four years ago about totally happening West Palm Beach in which they rather unfortunately dubbed the “South of Southern” neighborhood So-So. Never heard it before the story, but I sure did after. So, “the couch” it is!

I’ve lived in or been associated with Knoxville all my 56 years. I’ve never once heard anybody call it “the couch.”

@ William Hartnett, Oh great. First the WSJ with its “Scruffy Little City” thing, then ESPN with its “Tennessee outhouses” and now the NYT with “The Couch ” Now Knoxville will be known as “the couch of the South.”

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