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  1. LA is short for La La Land
  2. Welcome to Smog Angeles!
  3. Welcome to La La Land
  4. Like San Diego only dirtier
  5. Welcome to La La Land
 
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The Drink - Booze/Alcohol "he has a problem with the drink"

Rappers will sometimes call Ft. Myers "Lil Pakistan" because of its relatively high crime rate. Although Pakistan's crime rate is low compared to industrialized countries, people in the US often get the impression that Pakistan is war-torn and crime-ridden, in all places at all times.

Another name for a laundromat, taken from Houston's rich "Spanglish" vernacular.

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

Theodore Roosevelt was shot in front of Milwaukee's Gilpatrick Hotel in 1912. The then presidential nominee for the Progressive Party was shot in the chest, but went on to deliver his speech later that day because the bullet was slowed down by a glass case and a manuscript. They don't make'em like they used to!