Rappers will sometimes call Ft. Myers "Lil Pakistan" because of its relatively high crime rate. Although Pakistan's crime rate is low compared to industrialized countries, people in the US often get the impression that Pakistan is war-torn and crime-ridden, in all places at all times.
Paczki's are deep-fried Polish doughnuts which mark the beginning of Lent, and are most often consumed on "Fat Tuesday." Traditionally, these rich doughnuts were intended to use all of the forbidden lard, sugar, eggs, and fruit in one's house before the season of abstinence began. These flattened spheres are often dusted with powdered sugar or a simple glaze. Popular fillings include prunes, rose-petal jam, and apricot, though Paczkis can also be found with more common fillings such as Bavarian cream, raspberry jam, or custard.
Tacoma's claim to fame, caused by the gross, caustic fumes from the local paper mill. Although sulfur emissions have been greatly reduced, the Tacoma Aroma can still be smelled in the city, depending on which way the wind is blowing.
1. A very unique term to New Orleans for the median of a street. The Spanish and French, who inhabited the older part of town, could do business on the "neutral" part of Canal Street with the Americans, who inhabited the newer part of town that started on the other side of the street. By extension, all strips of land in the middle of New Orleans streets have become "neutral ground".
2. A part of Western Louisiana that was temporarily made neutral after the Louisiana Purchase. Texas (Spanish) and the United States laid claim to the strip of land, but ended up tabling the issue until later. It is also know as Sabine Free State.
3. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse is New Orleans' oldest coffeehouse, surviving a kitchen fire and Hurricane Katrina over the years. It started out as the Penny Post, but later was called Neutral Ground.
4. Also the name of a coffee shop on Danneel Street.
A six-legged cat beast in Cherokee mythology that has different story variations, depending on where you are (Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee).