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A nickname for the city of La Crosse itself. La Crosse is Wisconsin's main city on the western edge of the state. Also,...
New York Jazz Academy, a music school based in New York City, is the only place that welcomes artists of all ages and...
A rather obvious variation of "Rabobank", a Netherlands-based banking group that failed to change its name upon...
free snacks served in bowls or baskets (i.e., peanuts, chips, popcorn), usually set out on the bar; drinking leads to...
The SLUT means "South Lake Union Trolley". The trolley is joked about in Seattle by its residents, due to the fact that...
Cheeseheads can refer to either 1) the foam cheesehead hats made by Foamation, 2) Wisconsinites, or 3) Green Bay Packer...
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,...

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Kelaguen: Guam

A dish similar to the ceviche of South America that includes a marinade of lemon juice, scallions, and coconut. Kelaguen can be made with chicken, seafood, or raw beef. Just as with ceviche, beef kelaguen is "cooked" not by heat but the acid from the lemon juice.

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Who Dat Nation: New Orleans, LA

The collective term for the New Orleans Saints fans, taken from the famous "Who Dat?" chant.

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Geaux Saints: New Orleans, LA

The Francophone cheer for the New Orleans Saints, the 2010 Super Bowl champs!

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Trailer on Stilts, The: Little Rock, AR

1. You may hear the locals refer to the Clinton Presidential Library this way. It does sort of resemble one.

2. I prefer "The Glass Doublewide." It is a beautiful building though...

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Chicago Bungalow: Chicago, IL

1. The Chicago Bungalow is the main source of housing design in the Chicago area. These bungalow style houses make up about a third of the city's housing. Many of these were built during beginning of the 20th century and the period after WWII.

2. The house featured during the theme song of the old sitcom Family Matters...

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Lombardi Gras: New Orleans, LA

Celebrated on February 9th, 2010, a good 53 days before Easter (as opposed to the typical 46 for Mardi Gras), honoring the New Orleans Saints and their new Lombardi Trophy!

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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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