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).
The correct reference to Pleasant Valley. Friends don't let friends move to west LR.
Slang for a draft beer or the contraption that dispenses a tap beer. You may hear a Milwaukee resident walk in to a bar and ask if there are "any specials on tappers".
How people inside the metropolitan Minneapolis/St. Paul area refers to the rest of Minnesota.
1. A nickname for Seattle that hearkens back to the Alaska Gold Rush, when prospectors would get outfitted in Seattle and then travel north along the Inside Passage to Alaska.
2. A (laughable) nickname for Seattle. Seattle is perhaps more aptly described as the Gateway to the Pacific.