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1. A city located in the very southwest corner of Tennessee. Named after Memphis, Egypt because of its location on a major river. The Egyptian name means "place of good abode". It is the largest city in Tennessee and is THE OASIS OF THE ENTIRE SOUTH.

2. M.E.M.P.H.I.S. - "Making easy money pimping hoes in style". Comes from a popular tradition among the urban youth of Memphis to make acronyms of exsisting words (like Budweiser means "Bitch, you do what ever I say, even run:). This saying was NOT envented by rapper Memphis Bleek. He changed his name to Memphis Bleek after spending time in Memphis.
I she paid my car note 'cause of the M.E.M.P.H.I.S. in me.
by Memphis 10 June 17, 2005
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1. City in southwestern Tennessee (also the largest city in Tennessee)

2. Home of Three Six Mafia (Oscar-winning), Elvis (King of Rock & Roll), (Historic) Stax Records, Orange Mound (2nd oldest black neighborhood), blues, R&B, and Beale Street.

3. Mostly all black 60% African American population.

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I'm kind of fed up with stereotypical comments on Memphis. I've lived here my whole life (and I don't have a Southern accent!). Memphis is a great city, aside from humid summers. Our Zoo is rated like, highest in the nation, our downtown full of history, Lorraine Motel, Stax, Graceland, Riverboats, etc., and I have never once witnessed or been involved with crime. Why dwell on the 60% African American population? I find it funny that you call Memphis racist when all you look at is our black population. Guess what? That means 40% of other races. Why can't you just say that? I've never run into extreme racism, and I have plenty of friends of other races. For crying out loud, I have a Chinese exchange student living with me. How's that for closed-minded?
You can't judge if you've never lived in Memphis.
by MemphisFTW January 20, 2011
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The best place in the South (after Florida). A city that hasn't bulldozed or tried to hide its history, and has a lot of diffrent cultural events. Many great neighborhoods such as Downtown, Uptown, Southend, Overton Square, and Cooper Young. Sadly, the city has a bad reputation with some Memphians and Tennesseans because its 60% African American and some people are afraid. So instead of checking out this great city for themselves, they spend their time on the internet bashing the city. NORMAL crime rate for a metro of 1.2 million(except in car thefts which are high), Memphis City Schools are good if you actually care about your education, and leads the state in private and public investment. Americas largest urban park Shelby Farms, and a world class minor leauge baseball stadium, world class NBA arena, world class zoo, and world class museums. Luckly the number of Memphis naysayers are dropping.
Before posting negative Memphis crap, get off your computer for once, and see what city is really like!!!
by anonymous2006 March 13, 2006
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A city on the turn around from a few decades of bad karma and even worse government. Granted there are still some less than intelligent people running things, but the city is definitely changing for the better. The crime rate is down, though there are still some neighborhoods to avoid...as in every city. There are still some problems but come by in May for some storms, great music, great food, and a great time.
Memphis is a town on the turn around.

Memphis in May, don't drown in Tom Lee Park when it rains at Musicfest.
by Yodalmighty April 29, 2011
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