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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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A stupid person.

An adjective used to describe something that is Wisconsin-like, or a noun that simply means Wisconsinite. Wisconsinites are often called "Sconnies" outside of the state. The word is now gaining traction within Wisconsin as well, largely the result of the company "Sconnie Nation" that was founded by two UW-Madison students in their Lakeshore dorm room.

A rather obvious variation of "Rabobank", a Netherlands-based banking group that failed to change its name upon entering the Southern California market where it sounds as if the bank wants people to steal its money. 'Rabo' is also an informal word in Spanish for 'tail' (as in an animal's tail).

Theory that the standard price for a slice of cheese pizza moves in lockstep with the price of one subway ride, though no one is 100 percent sure which change causes the other.

A word that originated from the language of the Choctaw natives of the Gulf Coast. It means close friend, originally meaning "suckling brother", which could be your blood brother, or simply someone you grew up with.