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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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Since Seattleites live for gloriously sunny weather, this phrase typically is used to emphasize just HOW nice the weather was on any given day. It refers to clear blue skies--so clear, in fact, that you can see Mt. Rainer. Example: "Wasn't the weather amazing yesterday? The mountain was even out!".

For some reason, low-numbered license plates have become a status symbol in Rhode Island, to the point of a rash of illegal auctions taking place for these prestigious items.

This is what 'water' sounds like when pronounced by a local Philadelphian.

A nickname for Cincinnati in recognition of its former status as a major pork industry center.

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