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Satan's Steed is one of the nicknames of the blue horse sculpture just outside of the Denver International Airport. The...
Spaldeen refers to a type of ball that was used to play stickball in New York. Spaldeen is actually a New York...
Trenton has its own 'style' of this lawn game, where one pitches round metal quoits (sort of like metal hoops or rings)...
"Jump Around" is not only the party smash hit by House of Pain, but is also a student section tradition at the...
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in the middle of Puowaina Crater (a dead volcano). This is a...
The common name of the Newport Southbank Bridge. Given its color and status as a pedestrian bridge, the nickname isn't...
The infamous guy who plays his Piccolo (very well) all year round on state street and also plays in the University...

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September 2nd
Screwston: Houston, TX

A popular--and relatively new--nickname for the city of Houston, which refers to “chopped and screwed,” an authentically Houston style of music.

September 1st
Trailer on Stilts: Little Rock, AR

You may hear the locals refer to the Clinton Presidential Library this way. It does sort of resemble one.

August 31st
Brain Damage Island: Seattle, WA

Along with Brain Dead Island, it's a derogatory nickname for Bainbridge Island.

August 30th
Gum Bands: Pittsburgh, PA

This slang for rubber bands in Pittsburgh speak.

August 29th
Water Ice: Philadelphia, PA

Italian Ice

August 28th
Hippie Christmas: Madison, WI

This is August 15 and a few days on either side. When all the leases in the central city turn over at the same time, many students and other renters leave vast piles of unwanted belongings on the curb as they change apartments. These items are often taken home by others as the population garbage picks the piles. When someone asks where you got an item, you reply "Hippie Christmas."

August 27th
Baltimore Bullet: Baltimore, MD

The Baltimore Bullet is the nickname for Baltimore native Michael Phelps, the most prolific athlete in Olympic history. Michael Phelps has already beaten the gold medal record of nine, and has eleven as of tonight. He also stands to break Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals in any one Olympics. Phelps is perfect so far in Beijing 2008 and is favored to complete his quest for eight gold medals.

 
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The head shop is open but he hookah lounge is closed. Hookah tobacco & pipes are available to buy and take home.
It means that you are South of East Burnside St. and East of the Willamette River. Inner means you are near the river, most people say it is between the river and SE 28th Avenue
It is an acronym for Metro Area Express. It is run by TriMet, the Portland Metro's Public Transportation Agency. There are current four lines Yellow: North Portland to PSU, Green: Clackamas County to PSU, Red: Beaverton ...
That was to refer the Blazer teams of the 90s not an actual nickname
The fact there is no term for the residents neatly mirrors that it isn't really a city, beyond the legal designation. Quick, where is downtown Fitchburg? By default, I guess it's city hall, but ask even people who live...