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The Big W, is a nickname for Whiting, IN. used by the refinery construction workforce that relocated from Texas to work on the expansion of the oil refinery. The construction workers started referring to Whiting as the Big W. The nickname is derived from the nickname of Dallas which is known as the Big D
Let's celebrate the fourth of July in the Big W.

I need some money bad, so I'm going to The Big W to for a few months.
by Joe Iron August 18, 2007
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