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106. Blue Line: Consists of 19.5 mile trunk line in the Chicago Transit Authority's rapid transit system which extends through Chic...  
107. Metro, The: A music venue located in Wrigleyville.  
108. Grant Park: One of Chicago's most well known parks whose most notable features are Buckingham Fountain and the Art Institute of...  
109. Lincoln Park: A community area on the North side of Chicago. Lincoln Park includes the Link Park Zoo, and one of the Depaul Univ...  
110. Regal Showplace: The largest movie theater in Crystal Lake. It is an extremely nice theater that is fairly new. It is a big theate...  
111. Bully Valley: Bull Valley is a very small neighborhood to the north of Crystal Lake that is known for its affluence. It is known...  
112. Northwest Herald: The Northwest Herald is the only newspaper of McHenry County. It is printed in Crystal Lake.  
113. Main Beach: One of the parks that is taken care of by the Crystal Lake Park District. It is the most famous beach in Crystal La...  
114. Northwestern: Northwestern University. One of the best private universities in the world. It is known for its school of journal...  
115. ETHS: Evanston Township High School. This school consists of about 3,000 students. Its major rival is New Trier High Sc...  
116. Arch, The: The Arch refers to the Northwestern Arch that is at the front of the Northwestern Campus. This is a major landmark...  
117. Purple Line: The Purple Line of the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) runs through Evanston on its way north. It is part of the L...  
118. Hundo: Closed in 2009  
119. BK Lounge: The local Burger King in Evanston. This is a very popular spot because most of the bars in Evanston close before 2...  
120. Allstate: The Allstate Corporation is one of Chicago's biggest corporations and is located in Northbrook.  
 
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She-had-a-boy-again is a play on the Sheboygan's name. I heard of this recently when speaking with a friend of mine who's a Sheboygan native. As far as my friend knows, the meaning doesn't go any deeper than the phonetic relationship.

"City of Trees" is the official nickname for the city of Boise. The name comes from the French word boisé, which means "wooded." Although historical perceptions of cities aren't necessarily relevant today, the "City of Trees" moniker suits Boise well because of the natural beauty in and around the city.

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

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.

1. Mt. Horeble, or Mt. Horrible, is a derogatory name for the town, often invoked by local high schoolers to describe Mt. Horeb's alleged lackluster assets or traditional, closed mindset

2. I've lived in Mt. Horeb and I've never heard this nickname.

3. A playfully derogatory nickname for Mount Horeb.