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(noun) Nickname for Minneapolis, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s; meant as a contrast to "The Big Apple", New York...
The vibrant, neon-lit, and congested heart of Manhattan, home to the theater district and the New Years Eve...
Satan's Steed is one of the nicknames of the blue horse sculpture just outside of the Denver International Airport. The...
An old warehouse that is now filled with artist studios, Five Pointz is a living collage of graffiti art. Come here...
A rather obvious variation of "Rabobank", a Netherlands-based banking group that failed to change its name upon...
The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica terrace...
Scanner is a fixture at the Memorial Union and State Street. While eccentrically amiable, Dan may rub the unacquainted...

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R2D2: Seattle, WA

1. Also referred to as the Ban roll-on building, just as a similar building in Portland, Oregon is called.

2. A common nickname for the Second and Seneca Building because of its resemblance to the blue, dome-headed droid in Star Wars.

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Five Way: Cincinnati, OH

A Three Way (spaghetti, chili and cheddar cheese) plus red beans AND diced onions.
More information on three-, four-, and five-ways

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McGolden: Minneapolis, MN

Minnesotans are famous in other states for their penchant for Michelob Golden beer, and often simply refer to it as McGolden. People from the twin cities often get puzzled looks when they're in other states and ask for it in a bar or a liquor store. It is most commonly drunk as "McGolden Light".

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Trustafarian: Boulder, CO

Trustafarian is the portmanteau of the words "trust fund" and "Rastafarian". A trustafarian is typically an upper-middle-class white kid who attends school at Boulder who is wholly funded by his parents (whose fortunes are usually amassed through giant corporations) and talks of the evils of capitalism.

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Bobbasheely: New Orleans, LA

A word that originated from the language of the Choctaw natives of the Gulf Coast. It means close friend, originally meaning "suckling brother", which could be your blood brother, or simply someone you grew up with.

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Christmas Style: Albuquerque, NM

Red and green chile sauce together with the same dish.

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Blizzard of '96: New York, NY

In January 1996, a blizzard hit and shut down NYC. Hundreds of stranded travelers were forced to live in the terminals of JFK Airport for two days, since even buses and taxis were immobilized.

 
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