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1. Hotlanta: Nickname for Atlanta that comes from the generally sticky-hot weather in the city.  
2. Pimento Cheese: Pimento cheese, a popular local snack-food/condiment, often eaten in a sandwich on white bread with mayo.  
3. City of Trees, The: A nickname for Atlanta, due to it's proliferation of dogwoods and azaleas.  
4. WaHo: The Waffle House chain of restaurants. Also known as the Awful Waffle.  
5. Shirley Franklin: The first female African-American mayor of Atlanta.  
6. Flying Biscuit: A popular brunch spot, worth the wait, for the delicious biscuits, and enormous menu.  
7. Bankhead Bounce: The Bankhead Bounce is a dance that originated in the Bankhead neighborhood on the west side of Atlanta.  
8. Dirty Bird, The: The Dirty Bird is a celebratory dance popularized by ex-Atlanta Falcons star Jamal Anderson. Anderson, who was know...  
9. Big Peach: New York City is the Big Apple, and Atlanta--as the largest city in Georgia--is the Big Peach.  
10. Emory University: Contrary to what people may say, Emory University was NOT founded by John Emory. The confusion comes about because ...  
11. World of Coca Cola: A museum featuring Coca Cola memorabilia related to the soft drink's history.  
12. Atlanta Zoo: A 40-acre zoo founded in 1889, located in Grant Park in Atlanta.  
13. Five Points: Intersection of Marietta and Peachtree Streets downtown, location of the city's biggest MARTA station.  
14. Star Community Bar: Comes complete with Elvis shrine.  
15. Junkman's Daughter: An interesting boutique in Little Five Points.  
 
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Former nickname of Chadbourne Hall, a UW-Madison dorm that until the mid 1990s was female only.

A Colorado-style pizza, made with honey in the crust and often topped with a spicy sauce.

Tyme is money, as the old Tyme slogan went...

1. To out of state folks "TYME machine" sounds like a "time machine". If you leave the state and ask for a TYME machine you will likely be given a blank stare. To us it is the generic term for a cash machine, to everyone else it is a futuristic machine that doesn't exist.

2. This is Madison speak for ATM. Many newcomers are puzzled when an old-school Wisconsinite asks them for a "Tyme machine."

This is slang for the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder's meeting. Warren Buffett's thousands of cult followers descend upon Omaha to hear the oracle utter his words of humble wisdom.

In most parts of the world a sieve is a perforated instrument used to strain liquids, but at UW hockey games at the Kohl Center a sieve is the away team's goalie. After every Wisconsin goal the student section engages in a chant that likens the goalie to an instrument that lets things through its grasp.