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1. Pittsburgh speak for the preposition "with".

2. Meaning: with
Example: I'd like my cheesesteak wit onions.

Rubber Bands.

Freedom Cage is the brilliantly oxymoronic name given to the small chunk of asphalt designated as the place of protest outside the Pepsi Center for the Democratic National Convention. The place is separated from the main event by several rows of fences and is tucked away out of sight, effectively deterring any meaningful protest.

As the old adage goes: "Freedom isn't free." That's because it's caged.

A reference to the three main stars on the Boston Celtics--Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen. The term was popularized by an ESPN commercial in which Scott Van Pelt is met with a barrage of potential nicknames from the "Big Three" themselves. After hearing a bunch of bizarre ones--and a lame one in the "Three Amigos"--Van Pelt simply silences them with the genius "Boston Three Party".

A slower version of Southern hip hop that includes techniques like beat skips and record scratches, originating in Houston some time in the 1990s.