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1. Washington Monument: A 550-foot-tall white obelisk towering over the National Mall and offering a birds-eye view of the city; free admis...
2. Slugging: The driver actually has to take on two passengers to use the HOV lane.  
3. Castle, The: Built in 1855, the Smithsonian Institution's first building is known as the Castle. The building houses the Institu...
4. Thomas Jefferson Building: The Thomas Jefferson Building is the oldest of the three Library of Congress buildings. Opened in 1897, the buildin...
5. Beer Summit: On July 30th, 2009, Harvard professor Robert Louis Gates and Cambridge police officer James Crowley had a private d...  
6. Booeymonger: A sandwich shop known for offering a wide variety of weird sandwiches (as well as the old standards) at excellent p...  
7. Capitol Hill: The area's most prominent landmark, the Capitol building, perches here; the original architect decreed that no buil...
8. Metrorail: Washington D.C.'s mass transit railroad system.  
9. Lucky Bar: A locally beloved dive bar on Connecticut Avenue.  
10. Gordon Biersch Microbrewery: A downtown spot that specializes in German beers.  
11. Sign of the Whale: A popular bar on M-Street.  
12. Freedom Fries: In the midst of the debate over the Iraq war, a few US congressmen exercised their freedom to slight the French by ...  
13. Agent Zero: Agent Zero is the nickname for Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas, who wears zero.  
14. beltway: Interstate Highway 495  
15. Mixing Bowl: The Springfield interchange where highways 495/395/95 all meet.  
 
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Used instead of "as far as", for example, "I went to the store to buy cauliflower but the snack food aisle was all the further I got."

1. Italian swear word used commonly, since most of the city is Italian. Let's just say it's an f-word.

2. New York Italian slang for the "f word"

Phrase describing those who frequent the shops and restaurants along South Congress Avenue and are way cooler than you.

1. The Sausage Race is one of my favorite parts of a Brewers game. The race, sponsored by Klement's Sausage Company, features 5 moscots: Italian Sausage, Hot Dog, Bratwurst, Polish Sausage and Chorizo. The mascots run around the field and fans get to guess the winner. Only in Wisconsin!

2. The sausages have additional names: Brett Wurst...

Big Papi is the nickname for superstar DH for the Red Sox, David Ortiz. Big Papi has been a media darling in Boston, as he has always been much friendlier than unpredictable long-time teammate, Manny Ramirez, who is now with the Dodgers. Ortiz is a native of the Dominican Republic.