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1. Sarah Palin: Sarah Palin was the Wasilla mayor from 1996 to 2002. She was elected governor of Alaska in 2006 and has been wildly...  
2. Hockey Mom: A mother of youth hockey players or a cheesy political gimmick to help mobilize the conservative base of the Republ...  
3. Bridge to Nowhere: A politically charged project that got huge national attention when Sarah Palin was propelled into vice-presidentia...  
4. Gravina Island Bridge  
5. Nowhere, Alaska 99901: The message displayed on local t-shirts to counter the "Bridge to Nowhere" label in ironic fashion. Palin famously ...  
6. Cheechako: A newcomer to Alaska. The word comes from the Chinook and can be used nicely, or disparagingly to describe an ignor...  
7. Sourdough: An old, experienced Alaskan, the opposite of cheechako  
8. Resurrection Bay: Resurrection Bay is a very long and narrow bay roughly 20 miles long. Seward Alaska is located at the north end of ...  
9. Alaskan Bible College: A private college that specializes in ministry and biblical education, located in Glennallen, AK.  
10. Alaska Pacific University: A Private Liberal Arts College.  
11. City of Lights: City of Lights is one of the many nicknames for Anchorage.  
12. Air Crossroads of the World: Air Crossroads of the World is just one of many nicknames for the glorious city of Anchorage.  
13. Anchor Town: Anchor Town is just one of the many nicknames for the city of Anchorage.  
14. Hanging Basket Capital of the World: Hanging Basket Capital of the World is one of the nicknames for the city of Anchorage.  
15. Clam Town: Clam Town is one of the nicknames for Cordova. Another popular one is Razor Clam Capital.  
 
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1. The official name for the downtown celebration of Halloween in Madtown. The event takes place on State Street. The cost for admission in 2007 was $5 and included access to a variety of bands.

2. Freakfest: The newly renamed premier Halloween event in Madison, WI on State Street. Numerous corporations as well as the city of Madison now sponsor the event in a controlled manner, providing security and music in the form of bands. One of the first bands that performed during Freakfest involved an acoustic guitar...during Halloween...on State Street...in Madison...in a song about how sad the lead singer was about losing his girlfriend. Attendance at Freakfest during 2006 and 2007 was expectedly, lower than previous years.

3. Freakfest is a city sponsored event on state street that was invented in 2007 for the sole purpose of coopting the spontaneous unsponsored event that had been taking place for years before. Before freakfest was invented, halloween on state street was known for being a wild drunken costume party where the attendees frequently clashed with police. Freakfest was invented in an attempt quell the reoccurence of these "riots."

A type of relish made primarily from peppers, beans and onions.

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.

Berkeley is known for its odd culture and political leanings, and has been since the 1960's. Berzerkeley is a nickname used to help capture the oddity that is Berkeley, especially UC Berkeley and its students.

All those people living in Aspen, CO, they are called Aspenites. The people visiting? Still just tourists.