(noun) Nickname for Minneapolis, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s; meant as a contrast to "The Big Apple", New York City.
The most famous event in New Orleans, essentially one humongous free party that includes a parade and costumed revelers, the latter of which are known for their reputed debauchery and prolific consumption of alcohol.
1. Granolaville is a nickname for Madison's Marquette neighborhood, which is well known for its bustling activity along Williamson (Willy) Street. In Granolaville you'll find great restaurants, bars, and--oh yeah--lots of hippies.
2. Slang for the Williamson Street (popularly dubbed "Willy Street") area, a very hippy-like neighborhood with a great food co-op and trendy hipster bars.
1. ATMs in southern Wisconsin used to run under the brand Take Your Money Everywhere or TYME. The iconic machines were known as Tyme Machines instead of ATMs. They were notorious for "closing" with a sliding iron door coming down just when one needed to make a withdrawal. Visitors likely believed the worst of Madison's detractors when locals asked "Is the Tyme machine open?"
2. This is Madison speak for ATM. Many newcomers are puzzled when an old-school Wisconsinite asks them for a "Tyme machine."
3. It wasn't just southern wisconsin, it was most of if not all of the state. Before there were debit cards, there were Tyme cards!
4. The first ATMs were brought to Milwaukee through the M&I Bank. The president of M&I at the time was Dennis Keuster. He had the foresight to see that this would revolutionize banking.
Bauble, trinket. Usually used when describing the items tourists buy in Times Square to remind them of their trip to NYC. Also known as schlock or kitsch.