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"Jump Around" is not only the party smash hit by House of Pain, but is also a student section tradition at the...
Balboa Park is America's largest urban cultural park. It is home to 15 major museums and is adorned with interesting...
Nickname given to the Red Gym on the UW-Madison campus for its close resemblance to Bowser's castle in the Super Mario...
Located right on the lake and is a major attraction for Milwaukee. The building was designed by the world-renown...
One of Seattle's most popular tourist attractions. The fish market is the home to the flying fish. Here fishmongers...
Constructed in 1969, the World's Largest Six Pack belongs to the City Brewery in La Crosse, Wisconsin. According to the...
Satan's Steed is one of the nicknames of the blue horse sculpture just outside of the Denver International Airport. The...

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June 26th
Hotdish: Minneapolis, MN

A baked casserole dish that is commonly eaten in Minnesota homes. Popular varieties include Tator Tot hotdish, Party Potatoes (aka Funeral Potatoes), Green Bean casserole and Wild Rice casserole. Many of these are cooked with Campbell's Soup such as Cream of Chicken.

June 26th
Corpus Time: Corpus Christi, TX

Refers to the laid-back atmosphere, where it is not uncommon for people to arrive 10 minutes late for meetings

June 26th
Hodad: San Diego, CA

A hodad is a guy who pretends to be a surfer but really isn't. He may or may not actually surf, but for the most part chills at the beach and tries to look cool to pick up women.

June 26th
Schlock: New York, NY

The technical definition is an adjective used to describe something as cheap or inferior. New Yorkers use it as a term encompassing all of the souvenirs sold in Times Square that tourists take home with them to remind them of their trip to New York City. (I mean, what else would you call a melamine ash tray shaped like a yellow taxi?) AKA kitsch. Individual items of schlock or kitsch are known as tchotchkes.

June 26th
Masshole: Providence, RI

The native Rhode Islanders' reference to the hordes of tourists from Massachusetts who swarm their beaches each summer.

June 26th
Weck: Buffalo, NY

Short for Kummelweck, a roll that is covered in caraway seeds and kosher salt. This New York bread found its way into the original name for Buffalo Wild Wings (Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck). This confuses many people when they hear the nickname BW3's. The third double-u is 'weck'.

June 26th
Outstate: Saint Paul, MN

How people inside the metropolitan Minneapolis/St. Paul area refers to the rest of Minnesota.

 
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