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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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Joe the Plumber, actually Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, became an instant celebrity when John McCain mentioned him (several times) in the third presidential debate for the 2008 election. Apparently "Joe" asked Barack Obama's plan to tax people making over $250,000 because he was about to buy a plumbing business that makes about that much money. After the debate he soon became the poster child for the American workingman (or woman) who would get taxed a greater amount on his hard-earned income. Wurzelbacher now has his own agents and is reported to have been offered a country music contract with a major label. It has yet to be seen whether "Joe the Plumber" can turn his 15 minutes of fame into something more sustainable, or if he should stick to his plumbing gig.

The historic train that later became the subject of a hit song in the 1940s,and is now the namesake of a popular resort area filled with railroad themed museums, gardens, rides, restaurants, hotels and all sorts of tourist attractions.

A perennial New York dessert featured on Seinfeld, usually consisting of a round, cake-like cookie topped with half-vanilla and half-chocolate icing. Also referred to as the Half and Half Cookie.

As used in Pittsburgh, the word means "lately" or "currently" as in "The gas prices are outrageous anymore."

Philadelphia's area code and a colloquial term for Philadelphia itself, as in the following sentence: "Allen Iverson was really representin' the 215 in Los Angeles last night when he torched Kobe."