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  1. (Former) Murder Capital of America
  2. Chocolate City
  3. Murder Capital of America
  4. The Chocolate City, with a soft, marshmallowy inside and a graham cracker crust of corruption
  5. I'm an IR major and I'm studying for my LSAT
  6. News Capital of the World
 
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A kiosk on Pennsylvania Ave between 10th and 12th Streets where one can rent a Segway Human Transporter, complete with lock and helmet. Please note the phonetic resemblance to the HBO sitcom "Sex and the City," which also employs cheesy plays on words.

Gravy made from instant coffee and ham grease. it probably tastes better than it sounds, but the non-Alabama native may opt to take someone else's word for it.

Big XII rivals will often assert that the 'N' on the University of Nebraska football helmet stands for "nowledge."

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".

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.