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The Sausage Race is one of my favorite parts of a Brewers game. The race, sponsored by Klement's Sausage Company,...
Located right on the lake and is a major attraction for Milwaukee. The building was designed by the world-renown...
A glass boot at Madison's Essen Haus that is passed around a table full of friends. The boot is the centerpiece for the...
This is a name commonly used for bicycle rickshaws that generally transport tourists around the city. The "driver"...
free snacks served in bowls or baskets (i.e., peanuts, chips, popcorn), usually set out on the bar; drinking leads to...
The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica terrace...
The common name of the Newport Southbank Bridge. Given its color and status as a pedestrian bridge, the nickname isn't...

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Water Ice: Philadelphia, PA

Italian Ice

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Gum Bands: Pittsburgh, PA

This slang for rubber bands in Pittsburgh speak.

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Brain Damage Island: Seattle, WA

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

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Bags: Chicago, IL

Bags, also known as bean bag toss, is a nickname for Cornhole, a game originating in Ohio. The game requires two boards with a hole in them spaced approximately 30 feet apart. You then throw bean bags (or corn filled bags) towards the boards, with the goal of getting them in the hole. You score 3 points for getting a bag in the hole, and 1 point on the board. Teams are 2 people, and they stand on opposite sides. You subtract the difference between the team totals for each round. Game ends at 21 points.

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Breeder: San Francisco, CA

A heterosexual person in gay culture.

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Bang a left: Boston, MA

Take a left (while driving).

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People's Republic of Madison: Madison, WI

Pejorative nickname given to Madison by political conservatives due to its long history of progressive politics. (Also see "60 square miles surrounded by reality".)

 
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