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31. Hollywood: A Los Angeles district northwest of the downtown section of the city that has become essentially synonymous with th...
32. In the Valley: Generally refers to the San Fernando Valley area.  
33. Getty, The: An international institution, based in Los Angeles, that is one of the world's largest funding sources for the art...
34. La La Land: A nickname for Los Angeles.  
35. Tinseltown: A nickname for Hollywood.  
36. World Famous Bushman: Formally known as David Johnson, the World Famous Bushman is a street performer who lurks behind bushes at Fisherma...  
37. Frank Chu: San Francisco's most famous street protester, Frank can be found in highly trafficked areas of San Francisco to pro...
38. People's Republic of Berkeley: Nickname for Berkeley because of its deserved reputation as a hotbed for subversive political goings-on.  
39. Smog Angeles: "Smog Angeles" is what many San Diegans call Los Angeles, the rival city to the north.  
40. Hella: adj. 1. Many: "I ate hella donuts." 2. Much: "I ate hella donut glaze." adv. 1. Very: "That donut was hella g...  
41. Paris of the West: Nickname for San Francisco  
42. Pac-1: This nickname is brought on by USC's dominance but only applies to football. Other Pac-10 sports are quite competit...  
43. Berzerkeley: Berkeley is known for its odd culture and political leanings, and has been since the 1960's. Berzerkeley is a nickn...  
44. 559, The: "The 559" is a nickname for Fresno, California that refers to its area code.  
45. Raisin Capital of the World: Nickname for Fresno  
 
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The collective term for the New Orleans Saints fans, taken from the famous "Who Dat?" chant.

A derogatory local nickname for Albany invoked by its more disenchanted residents.

Found in old NYC neighborhoods, most famously and densely in Brooklyn, this is a term used for homes made from "brownstone," which is a brown sandstone. The Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn has the most brownstones in NYC. Many people think of The Cosby Show's Huxtable family when they think of Brooklyn brownstones (as they lived in a traditional Brooklyn brownstone).

A Three Way (spaghetti, chili and cheddar cheese) plus red beans AND diced onions.
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Yerp is a new form of greeting someone. It can be used in a variety of scenarios effectively. Like for example if someone is down the hallway you can yerp to get their attention. Or you can also answer the phone and say yerp to start the conversation