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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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Many houses built in the inner city of Milwaukee that have a second or sometimes third unit in the lower bottom of the house sometimes known in other areas as the basement.

1. The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica terrace chairs in the store inside the union in red and white, but not in the colors outside (though students have been known to steal the real ones as college souvenirs to remember happy times drinking and socializing on the terrace). People have gotten "busted" for having them out on porches and balconies where their thievery is on display.

2. For me, the chairs represent the center of the Universe. I have traveled all over the world and have met people who know the chairs. Just this last weekend I introduced my 8 year old to the chairs. We relaxed in them and enjoyed a cool beverage while watching the boats on the lake and listening to reggae.

3. The terrace chairs represent some of my fondest memories at UW. I spent many a day sitting in them, looking out over the lake and pretending to study. The terrace chairs are quintessentially Madison.

4. Sure, the terrace chairs are emblematic of UW-Madison, and perhaps Madison as a whole, but nobody ever assesses their comfort. I find them quite uncomfortable.

A series of pots set along the Squawpeak Parkway, an attempted 'art project' on the part of the city that has received mixed responses from the citizens. Locals occasionally contribute a toilet to the display in order to express their sentiments.

Nickname for Portland because of all the rainfall it receives. Puddletown has made its way into popular PDX culture, as it's commonly affixed to names of businesses, sports teams, et al.

Yankee fans wouldn't shut up about a curse that prevented the Red Sox from winning the World Series since 1918. That is, until the Red Sox won in 2004 to dispel such a myth.