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1. Bloody Sunday: "Bloody Sunday" took place on Sunday, March 7th, 1965. Civil rights protesters marched to the Edmund Pettus Bridge ...  
2. Lagniappe: With the motto "Something Extra for Mobile," is a bi-weekly alternative newspaper published in Mobile.  
3. Great Blizzard of 1993: A blizzard that dumped over a foot of snow on Birmingham, unusual given the snowfall average of about half-an-inch.  
4. Pittsburgh of the South: Nickname for Birmingham, the South's industrial center.  
5. Birmingham Civil Rights District: A six-block section of downtown Birmingham, Alabama, the historical setting for several of the area's important civ...  
6. Mystic Society: a Carnival organization known for its secrecy that presents parades and/or balls for the enjoyment of its members, ...  
7. Carnival: Festival season in Mobile with street party‚Äôs and parades. It is one of the largest and most widely attended in the...  
8. Southside: A neighborhood in Birmingham; the southern part of the downtown area, sometimes referred to as "Midtown".  
9. Five Points South: Birmingham's entertainment/nightlife district, in the southern portion of the city.  
10. 20th Street: The main north-south thoroughfare in Birmingham  
11. UAB: Acronym for the University of Birmingham at Alabama  
12. Dixie Alley: Alabama generally suffers more deaths than plains states because its frequent storms occur in highly populated area...  
13. Red Eye Gravy: Country ham drippings and black coffee, made into a gravy, also called Poor Man's Gravy.  
14. Fried Green Tomatoes: The Alabama dish brought to fame by the movie of the same name is traditionally made from green tomatoes breaded wi...  
15. Alys Stephens Center: A center for performing arts and the home of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, located on the University of Alabama-B...  
 
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The interstate expressway designated I-94 running from its divergence from I-90 north to Lake County. All expressways in Chicago are given a moniker, so the interstate numbers are rarely used by locals.

Nickname for Hillsboro, a suburb due west of Portland. Vastly cheaper to live than the city, Hillsboro suffers most from being just a normal suburb and not some swanky bubble (like the Pearl). Also a strong showing of Hispanics.

1. (noun) Wisconsin ATM network founded in the mid-1970s. TYME is an acronym for "Take Your Money Everywhere" and was rolled out with a mascot named Annie Tyme.

2. Tyme is a brand name of ATM services that has machines throughout the state of Wisconsin. Many locals in Milwaukee learned what a "Tyme Machine" was before knowing what an ATM was. Even worse, many locals don't even use the word ATM at all, making an ATM search often frustrating for visitors. "Oh, you mean a Tyme Machine?" Also, when Milwaukee natives search for ATMs elsewhere, the locals think they're looking for a "time machine." This does not help our reputation!

3. An ATM or Cash Machine in Milwaukee-speak. If strangers are around and they hear you say, "I need to go to the Tyme Machine", you might get some odd looks as they think you're referring to a time travel machine like in the movie Back to the Future.

An old nickname for Knoxville for its former prominence in the textile industry. At one point Knoxville had 20 textile mills, but they started to close in the 1950's.

Pop, donchaknow?

There isn't a consensus on how to say "soft drink" in Madison. Students who go to the UW from the west side of the state tend to say "pop," whereas people from the east side of the state, typically from the Milwaukee area, say "soda" (and laugh at anyone who says anything else).