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1. Treme: Named after Claude Treme, the Treme (pronounced truh-MAY) neighborhood (often referred to simply as 'Treme') is the...
2. Mid-City: Mid-City is one of the largest of New Orleans' 73 neighborhoods, and one of its most diverse. The neighborhood ext...  
3. Neutral Ground: A very unique term to New Orleans for the median of a street. The Spanish and French, who inhabited the older part ...  
4. CP3: CP3 is also the nickname of the Calliope Projects (CP), which is in the 3rd Ward.  
5. Coffee & Chicory: Coffee laced with chicory. Rumored to have originated in New Orleans during the Civil War, when the city was under...  
6. New Orleanian: This is, or so I have been told, the term to apply to those that have been born and/or lived in New Orleans.  
7. Dixie Brewing Company: A specialty brewer in New Orleans that started shortly after the turn of the 20th Century. Unfortunately, the facil...  
8. Geaux: A Cajun American play on the word "go", which derives its orthography from French influence in the area. You'll oft...  
9. Who Dat Nation: The collective term for the New Orleans Saints fans, taken from the famous "Who Dat?" chant.  
10. French Quarter: The oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, and the only section of the city where streets run in a grid and a nexus fo...  
11. Po' Boy: A New Orleans hero-type sandwich made with French bread and a variety of fillings.  
12. Streetcar: Trolley, electric street railway car.  
13. Garden District: An area of architecturally impressive mansions and Victorian-era houses, a favorite place for walking tours.  
14. Big Easy, The: Nickname for New Orleans as a contrast with the "Big Apple" because of New Orleans' relatively easygoing pace of li...  
15. Crescent City: A nickname for New Orleans.
 
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Nickname for Atlanta that comes from the generally sticky-hot weather in the city.

The nickname for the Brookland neighborhood due to its Catholic heritage.

Although it sounds like something made up by a seventh-grade boy, "Show and Blow" is the official name of the new alcohol-related policy for the student section at Wisconsin Badger football games. A student who is ejected for alcohol-related reasons must come to each subsequent game sober if underage or legally sober if of age. Apparently this policy was implemented last year (2007) but I only learned of it this year when the Dean of Students sent a letter to all season ticket holders that explains some changes to the Show and Blow program. Now, after a student is ejected, his or her ticket will be electronically tagged. In subsequent games the holder of that tagged voucher (NOT the person who was previously ejected) will be ushered to a Show and Blow area upon entering the stadium. This has implications for the student ticket resale market, as the electronic tag will be tied to all the vouchers in the season ticket packet in question, and not the offending person at the game.

Slang for someone from Newark

Milwaukee-speak for clear soda, such as 7-Up or Sprite.