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1. People's Republic of Soviet Monica: Also, very popular with Santa Monica City Council who realize who their mentors are!  
2. Smog Angeles: Smog Angeles is a nickname for the city of Los Angeles, which is often affected by excessive smog.  
3. Rodeo Drive: The three blocks between Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards are one of the most famous-and most expensive-shoppin...
4. Kumeyaay: The Kumeyaay, also know as the Diegueños, are the natives of the San Diego area (and of the southwestern US and Nor...  
5. Cross Dress for Less: Local nickname for the off-price retailer "Ross Dress for Less." Ross Stores is headquartered in nearby Pleasanton,...  
6. Tehrangeles: A nickname for Los Angeles, which has a large Iranian population, especially in West Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.  
7. Casual Car Pool: Term for the organized carpooling system in San Francisco where carpoolers meet at a designated spot and share ride...  
8. Downtown: The central business district of Los Angeles, almost an entire city in its own right.
9. Rock, The: Nickname for Alcatraz, the once-high-security prison that is now a major bay-area tourist attraction.  
10. Breeder: A heterosexual person in gay culture.  
11. Hungry Cat: Tucked into an unassuming spot in the Sunset and Vine complex in Hollywood, this is a popular seafood restaurant wi...
12. Golden Gate Bridge: completed in 1937, it is a world famous suspension bridge with connects the northern tip of the San Franciscan Peni...
13. 415: A reference to the city's area code, it refers to the city as a whole.  
14. Alcatraz: Alcatraz was a maximum security prison located on Alcatraz Island off of the San Francisco coast. Closed in 1963, i...
15. Oaklander: Those that reside and grew up in Oakland, California.  
 
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Original nickname for the Syracuse University sports teams. No, it has nothing to do with crackers, but rather Syracuse's prominence in the salt trade. The Saltine Warriors then became the Orangemen, and then the more gender-neutral Orange.

This is a name commonly used for bicycle rickshaws that generally transport tourists around the city. The "driver" names their prices usually, so make sure you ask before your ride starts exactly how much it will cost.

Take a left (while driving).

A local motto in recent years used to promote the city’s eccentricity and diversity. It's featured on innumerable bumper stickers and t-shirts.

For some reason, low-numbered license plates have become a status symbol in Rhode Island, to the point of a rash of illegal auctions taking place for these prestigious items.