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The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica terrace...
San Francisco's most famous street protester, Frank can be found in highly trafficked areas of San Francisco to protest...
A nickname for the city of La Crosse itself. La Crosse is Wisconsin's main city on the western edge of the state. Also,...
Chad Vader is a character from a series of short videos produced locally by Blame Society Productions at the Willy...
This is a name commonly used for bicycle rickshaws that generally transport tourists around the city. The "driver"...
A classic Milwaukee tavern. This 100 year old bar is famous for it's bumper stickers that read "I Closed Wolski's". The...
Cheeseheads can refer to either 1) the foam cheesehead hats made by Foamation, 2) Wisconsinites, or 3) Green Bay Packer...

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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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