chum, local thoughts on the use of "cincy"?
Not commonly used by locals, but they would be indifferent and not miss a beat if they heard it used. I can't think of any names that would bother them.
Is "The Natti" frequently used by suburban bros? that would surely bother some hipsters.
Is the tennis tourney like a huge deal there?
People in the suburbs would say "downtown" or "the city" and might do so while saying they don't go there because it's too dangerous.
"The Nati" had urban roots, I'm pretty sure, and primarily used, though not all that much, by longtime black residents.
Hipsters in Over the Rhine might take offense if you say that they live in some poor, adjacent neighborhood like Avondale rather than "OTR." They have lots of OTR pride.
I can't imagine that as many as 1 out of 10 people are aware when the tennis tournament is happening. The pics on news sites and such talking about the upcoming tournament all featured Nadal, last year's champ. No one has a clue that he is not playing this year.