"But what about “The Big Easy”? I asked a former professor of mine, a graduate of Tulane Medical School, about the origin of this nickname. He replied: “Well, I can’t really explain it, but it just makes sense. You’ll see when you get there, things just sort of have an easy way about them.” Another old professor also lived in New Orleans in the early 1960s, and he remembers two other nicknames for the city in addition to “Crescent City” and “The Big Easy”: “The City that Care Forgot” “The City that Sin Forgot” He claims that these names could be seen on public signs around town. When he told me about these names, I was on a cell phone and I misheard the names as: “The City that Care For God” “The City that Sinned For God” "