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Used in the children's game Duck, Duck, Gray Duck elsewhere in the States the chosen child is called "Goose" as in Duck, Duck, Goose.

A blizzard that dumped over a foot of snow on Birmingham, unusual given the snowfall average of about half-an-inch.

1. A nickname for Seattle that hearkens back to the Alaska Gold Rush, when prospectors would get outfitted in Seattle and then travel north along the Inside Passage to Alaska.

2. A (laughable) nickname for Seattle. Seattle is perhaps more aptly described as the Gateway to the Pacific.

A very unique term to New Orleans for the median of a street. The Spanish and French, who effectively split the city in two, could do business on the "neutral ground" of city streets.

The old name for Albuquerque. The first 'r' was removed back in the 19th Century after Anglos had a hard time with the original Spanish pronunciation.