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1. Bean, The: This has become the popular name for Millenium Park's famed stainless steel sculpture, "Cloud Gate." It was comple...
2. Weiner's Circle, The: Classic hot dog place where employees will trash talk customers and vice versa  
3. Chicago River: 156 miles long, it runs through the entirety of downtown Chicago with 45 bridges spanning its diameter. Every St. ...
4. Magnificent Mile : The portion of North Michigan Avenue in Chicago which extends from the border of the Chicago Loop and the Near Nort...  
5. Wet or dry?: Question from an Italian beef vendor about whether you would like it dipped in the juice or not.  
6. Water Tower: Tall granite tower located in Chicago's Magnificent Mile. Its historical significance lies in its surviving the Gr...
7. Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable: Often known as the founder or "the father" of Chicago, du Sable was the first known settler to the area now known a...  
8. Harvard on the Hill: The playful nickname for Illinois Central College on the bluff in East Peoria.  
9. Stealing High Point Drive: A common teenage joke. Youngsters enjoy consistently stealing the hanging sign on the entrance of the expensive Hi...  
10. i's into e's: A joke that one can always tell who’s really from Peoria, and who wasn’t born here, as Peorians have a tendency to ...  
11. Play in Peoria: A phrase referring to Peoria’s reputation as a famous test market because of its representation of the diversity of...  
12. Big Yellow: Refers to Caterpillar, the farm and construction machinery company that has a headquarters in Peoria.  
13. Suit Guy: Vincent is a guy who strolls around on State Street with colorful suits. He'll often do a spin or some sort of move...  
14. Red Sea: The student section at Bradley baseketball games, formerly known as "Monlin Army Reserves".  
15. Bags: Bags, also known as bean bag toss, is a nickname for Cornhole, a game originating in Ohio. The game requires two b...  
 
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Yerp is a new form of greeting someone. It can be used in a variety of scenarios effectively. Like for example if someone is down the hallway you can yerp to get their attention. Or you can also answer the phone and say yerp to start the conversation

Refers to the extensive Internet resources offered by the Library of Congress.

1. A phrase referring to Peoria’s reputation as a famous test market because of its representation of the diversity of the country as a whole. During its vaudeville days up to the present, if a show, law, or...

Means "you should believe me when I say this". May be used at the beginning or end of a sentence. Ex: "Believe you me, Peter, they are up to no good."

Nickname for Williamsburg, the multicultural neighborhood of Brooklyn that also happens to be a huge stronghold for NYC hipsters. When you go to Billyburg, make sure to bring a camera to get some super-ironic shots for latfh.com.