City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia's motto, coined by William Penn.
Sweetest Day: Milwaukee, WI
A holiday, similar to Valentine's Day, celebrated the third Saturday in October. This holiday was invented by candy confectioners to sell more candy, but it is taken pretty seriously in Milwaukee.
The Library Without Walls: Washington, DC
Refers to the extensive Internet resources offered by the Library of Congress.
polish flat: Milwaukee, WI
Many houses built in the inner city of Milwaukee that have a second or sometimes third unit in the lower bottom of the house sometimes known in other areas as the basement.
squeaky cheese: Madison, WI
When I first moved to the area, this is one of the odd foods I found out about that is a regional favorite. Squeaky cheese is simply a bit of the curd taken out before the rest of the cheese is aged. It squeaks when you eat it. People from 'round these parts take pride in their squeaky cheese.
Misery: Springfield, MO
Many Missourians refer to their state as Misery, often refferring to the unpredictable weather.