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31. Fittin' to: Chicago urban vernacular for "about to," as in "I'm fittin' to go to Jewel to pick up some flour."  
32. Circle, The: Not to be confused with the Loop, the Circle refers to the intersection of I-90/I-94 and I-290, just west of downto...  
33. UICC: University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (UICC) is the former name of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). ...  
34. 773-202-LUNA: A catchy little jingle that gets stuck in Chicagons' heads when watching Luna carpet store commercials.  
35. 312: 312, pronounced 3-1-2, is an "urban" wheat beer made by local Goose Island Brewery. 312 is also the most recognizab...  
36. diagonal street: Chicago has a near-perfect grid of perpendicular streets, with the exception of a few main diagonal streets that ge...  
37. Wrigley Building: As the name suggests, the building was built for the Wrigley Company (you know the chewing gum people). It was buil...
38. Chicago Stock Exchange: Third most active stock exchange in the United States, and first most active in the region.  
39. City Hall: The official seat of government of the city of Chicago. Located opposite the John Daley Center, City Hall houses t...  
40. Jackson Park: A park on the South side of the city in the Woodlawn neighborhood, Jackson Park is considered to be one of the 150 ...  
41. Aragon Ballroom: Probably one of the most famous ball rooms in America, the Aragon is located in Chicago's Uptown, and in the 1940's...  
42. Riviera Theater: One of the more popular movie houses in Chicago during the early twentieth century. It was once a Jazz Age movie p...  
43. Chicago Air and Water Show: Second most popular city festival, the Chicago Air and Water Show is known for its premier events of aviation. The...  
44. Ukranian Village: Neighborhood located on the west side of Chicago downtown. It is well populated by older citizens of Ukrainian eth...  
45. Chicago Board of Trade Building: Chicago Board of Trade Building is a skyscraper located in downtown Chicago. It houses the Chicago Board of trade ...  
 
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Red and green chile sauce together with the same dish.

(noun) Traffic light maneuver associated with Pittsburgh. It is when a the first car in either direction waiting for a stop light is allowed to (or claims the right to) turn left before the car facing the opposite direction proceeds straight ahead.

A mixture of red and green chile ordered together on a plate.

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

1. An adjective used to describe something that is Wisconsin-like, or a noun that simply means Wisconsinite. Wisconsinites are often called "Sconnies" outside of the state. The word is now gaining traction within Wisconsin as well, largely the result of the company "Sconnie Nation" that was founded by two UW-Madison students in their Lakeshore dorm room.

2. I beg to differ: my friends and I were using the term "Sconnie" during college in Madison in the 80's. I first heard it from a good friend who hailed from Oshkosh. He now lives in Seattle, and we bought some of the original Sconnie Nation sweatshirts several years ago and had a reunion, specifically to mourn the fact the WE didn't copyright the term. The Sconnie Nation owners can confirm this.

3. Although many naysayers are correct in saying that "Sconnie" is not a term often used by real Wisconsinites, it is certainly a legitimate term, as it is used in other states in reference to Wisconsinites. In Michigan, a Sconnie is someone from Wisconsin.

4. A bogus term made up to sell t-shirts. True Wisconsinites will confirm that no one from Wisconsin uses this term to refer to each other.