6 Sunshine Coast nicknames we're never giving up
IT'S JUST in our nature as Australians to shorten and abbreviate every word we come across.
This is why it's no surprise that our towns throughout the Sunshine Coast have developed nice and not-so-nice nicknames.
If you haven't heard of these nicknames then we're not sure you can call yourself a local. If there's a nickname we've missed share it with us in the comments below.
Also known as Nambour by the beach, Caloundra doesn't have the most flattering nicknames.
We're assuming Clown Town came from the large number of clowns that frequent the area and not the red-nosed, juggling kind.
In their defence they are one of the closest Coast suburbs to Brisbane so we'll just say most of the clowns come from there.
Coolum got the nickname Caloundra wishes it had.
With a pristine beach, quirky cafes and a bit of a hipster vibe Coolum definitely has earnt the title of Cool Town.
Despite being no shorter to pronounce than Coolum, Cool Town is one hundred times more fun to say.
Just like the slogan used to read on the shirts from the Hyatt Coolum gift shop: Cool. Cooler. Coolest. Coolum.
This one is all about laziness.
No one actually knows how many O's and L's Mooloolaba is supposed to have so it's easier to just get rid of them all together.
On the northern end of the Sunshine Coast Tewantin is known as Wanno.
Say it in a heavy Australian accent while throwing up a W-sign with your fingers for bonus points.
The Dore or Mdore
Does anyone actually say Maroochydore anymore? It's way too long.
Mdore or The Dore is obvious enough that people know where you're talking about but saves you three syllables...imagine everything you can do with that extra time you saved by using the nickname.
Everyone knows this one. Again born out of laziness A-Bay is the shortened version of Alexandria Bay - you know, the nude beach up at Noosa.