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Children's street game of bygone days, involving pink Spalding (or "spaldeen") ball and broomstick. Now sadly defunct.

A stupid person; short for "bucket head".

White Castle is the fast food burger chain infamous for its hamburgers called "sliders". It was founded in Wichita in 1921, nearly twenty years before McDonald's got started. White Castle was catapulted into pop culture immorality while being featured prominently in the Harold & Kumar movie series, the first of which was "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle".

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

Local slang for a type of hard-shell clam, later, a fictional suburb of Providence featured on the "Family Guy" television show.