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This has become the popular name for Millenium Park's famed stainless steel sculpture, "Cloud Gate." It was completed...
Trenton has its own 'style' of this lawn game, where one pitches round metal quoits (sort of like metal hoops or rings)...
While "the mountain is out" literally means that you can see Mount Hood from the city, it generally implies that it's a...
The Cloisters are an extension of the Metropolitan Art Museum dedicated to the architecture and art of the European...
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,...
A glass boot at Madison's Essen Haus that is passed around a table full of friends. The boot is the centerpiece for the...
Chad Vader is a character from a series of short videos produced locally by Blame Society Productions at the Willy...

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February 20th
Touchdown Jesus: South Bend, IN

Dubbed "Touchdown Jesus" by Notre Dame alumni, "The Word of Life," constructed by Millard Sheets, is a mural on the face of the university's Hesburgh Library. Easily viewed from the football stadium, the piece features the looming figure of the resurrected Jesus with arms raised like a referee signaling a touchdown.

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Sour Soda: Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee nickname for a heavy citrus soda, such as squirt or 50/50.

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Brewmoo: Portland, OR

Brew/movie, relating to any number of theaters that serve beer. Popular ones are Kennedy School, Laurelhurst, Baghdad.

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Corpus Time: Corpus Christi, TX

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

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SpringVegas: Springfield, MO

A nickname locals use for Springfield. Contrary to its size, SpringVegas has something for everyone.

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The City of Five Smells: Cedar Rapids, IA

Some refer to CR as the City of Five Smells since the odor from various grain & food processing plants (Quaker Oats, Cargill, Ralston Foods, etc.) can be detected depending on the day & wind direction. See also: "The City of Five Seasons".

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uff duh: Decorah, IA

Norwegian phrase used to express annoyance. Much like the jewish phrase oy ve.

 
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Pronounced > Tea-Tea-Zjazz AKA.......Tortillas Popular types-Flour or Corn Usually eaten as a snack, together with appetizers and also a wide variety of dishes.
A word of expression for excitement commonly used by locals to say how they feel or what they felt like. For example, when he or she saw a really chubby baby; that he or she really wanted to squeeze the baby.
Shoot-Shoot ~ A native slang word used to say} " Thank-You, I really appreciate it, but No Thank You "
I had a TYME card for my First Wisconsin account when I was a student at UW. When I first received the card there were three locations in Madison. I think this was 1977. In 1979, after graduating, I interviewed with TYME...
Growing up in Southie and Dorchester as a kid in the 1960s a spucky was a meatball sub, usually with pickles and tomatoes (most other places served meatball subs only with cheese and sauce). When I started working at t...