Just for fun, we typed 'Why is New Bedford' in Google and let the search engine finish our question for us. Only one suggestion popped up, but it was a good question! I never thought about why New Bedford was called New Beige. Maybe there was a good reason for the nickname.

Google gave me a few sites to search for the answer, but Urban Dictionary seemed to be the most credible...NOT!

"TOP DEFINITION for New Beige : 'Colloquialism for the city of New Bedford, MA.
It has/had a large Portuguese immigrant population and the mispronunciation caught on.'
by Stormin' Norm June 06, 2012"

Maybe that's the truth, maybe not. Still fun to try though. What suggestions does Google give you for your town / city?