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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,...
free snacks served in bowls or baskets (i.e., peanuts, chips, popcorn), usually set out on the bar; drinking leads to...
Balboa Park is America's largest urban cultural park. It is home to 15 major museums and is adorned with interesting...
A glass boot at Madison's Essen Haus that is passed around a table full of friends. The boot is the centerpiece for the...
The Lake Delton Dam Disaster occurred on Monday, June 9, 2008. After days of thunderstorms spawned tornadoes and...
This is an annual June event in Eagle that includes, among many events, a rodeo, local craft/food vendors, carnival,...
Designed for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle is a 605 foot tall tower in Seattle, Washington. The...

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March 27th
Aina Hey: Milwaukee, WI

Literally, "Is it not so?", a slurring of "ain't it, hey?". May be used after a statement of fact when one expects a response, reply, or nod of acknowledgement. Ex: "Dem Brewers is doin' good dis year, aina hey?".

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Madison Chain of Lakes: Madison, WI

The Madison Chain of Lakes includes Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Wingra, Lake Waubesa and Lake Kegonsa. If you're talking to a boater or fisherman, they will just use the term "Madison Chain". These lakes are all very popular recreational lakes.

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Alburquerque: Albuquerque, NM

The old name for Albuquerque. The first 'r' was removed back in the 19th Century after Anglos had a hard time with the original Spanish pronunciation.

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B & T: New York, NY

Shorthand for "Bridge and Tunnel," the term for people who make the commute to Manhattan via bridge or tunnel, but who don't actually live in "the city."

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House of Paign: Champaign, IL

House of Paign refers to Assembly Hall, the home of the University of Illinois basketball teams.

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Wisconsin's West Coast: La Crosse, WI

A nickname for the city of La Crosse itself. La Crosse is Wisconsin's main city on the western edge of the state. Also, it happens to be right up against the Mississippi, which is why many liken it to a coastal town (albeit facetiously).

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Stop and Go Light: Milwaukee, WI

A traffic light - otherwise known in other parts of the US as a stop light...

 
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Malatts closed the East & West side pharmacies (and costumes) spring 2017. They are strictly mail order now.
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...