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31. American Driveway Co: Well-knowledgeable and having the most effective tools, we are the sidewalks, driveways, paving contractors at Amer...
32. Expo II Extreme: We have the best resources and trained manpower at our disposal for portrait, custom, and traditional tattoos. Visi...
33. Creative Small Business Solutions: To give excellent tax preparation, bookkeeping, payroll service results, in Spirit Lake, IA, at Creative Small Busi...
34. Prairielands Chiropractic Clinic: At our wellness center in Council Bluffs, IA, Prairielands Chiropractic Clinic, we know all about the nutrition cou...
35. Field of Dreams: Built in 1988 for the movie "Field of Dreams" starring Kevin Costner, the field is one of the most popular tourist ...  
36. Wood, The: Referring to The Greenwood Lounge, one of Des Moines' oldest and most beloved dive bars. An Ingersoll institut...
37. Whippy Dip: Seasonal ice cream shop with in walking distance of Luther College frequented by college students due to the cheap ...  
38. Vesterheim Museum: Museum featuring artifacts from Norway and early settlers of the area from Norway as well.  
39. uff duh: Norwegian phrase used to express annoyance. Much like the jewish phrase oy ve.  
40. CR: Common nickname and shorthand for Cedar Rapids.  
41. City of Five Seasons, The: The fifth season more accurately is "time to enjoy the other four," reflecting a leisurely pace of life.
42. Freedom Festival: the best time of the year. Last day fireworks.  
43. Brucemore: A mansion in CR with a lot of history. The extensive grounds are used for various festivities throughout the year s...  
44. Cruisin' the Ave: crusin' the Ave. to me used to mean going from the 32nd St. Hardees down to the "Vickers" on 1st. and 1st.NW. Cars ...  
 
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Carry a heavy load or a bulky package for a distance: "The MTA is on strike every Christmas, so we schlep our packages from Macy's to Grand Central"

Honolulu's (as well as the rest of Hawaii's) area code is 808. People will sometimes say "representin' the 808" to identify themselves as Hawaiians.

Neorican is a word used for a Puerto Rican living in New York or a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent. In Puerto Rico people will often call someone this if they've spent time living in New York.

This has become the popular name for Millenium Park's famed stainless steel sculpture, "Cloud Gate." It was completed in 2005.

The technical definition is an adjective used to describe something as cheap or inferior. New Yorkers use it as a term encompassing all of the souvenirs sold in Times Square that tourists take home with them to remind them of their trip to New York City. (I mean, what else would you call a melamine ash tray shaped like a yellow taxi?) AKA kitsch. Individual items of schlock or kitsch are known as tchotchkes.