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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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Used in the children's game Duck, Duck, Gray Duck elsewhere in the States the chosen child is called "Goose" as in Duck, Duck, Goose.

SLUT stands for South Lake Union Transit. It was added at part of mass transit in Seattle a couple of years ago but everybody kind of thinks it's a joke because the trolley doesn't really "go" anywhere. It has since been renamed, the South Lake Union Streetcar (also called the Seattle Streetcar), for obvious reasons. Not quite as dynamic, if you ask me.

1. Children's street game of bygone days, involving pink Spalding (or "spaldeen") ball and broomstick. Now sadly defunct.

2. A street game that resembles baseball, played with a broomstick and a "spaldeen" ball. The game was also played in Jersey, but is largely just a thing of the past. (At least in New York -- you can still find kids playing such games, often called "ba-te" in the streets of Latin American countries.)

The name of way too many streets in Atlanta. First of all, there's the main Peachtree-related drag, which changes its name every time locals get comfortable. Peachtree Road/Street/Industrial Boulevard. Are you kidding me?

Other Peachtree roadways include Peachtree Drive, Peachtree Circle, Peachtree Avenue. People say there are 71 Peachtree variations (and not the paltry 40 mentioned in another definition. Can we put a stop to this?

Satan's Steed is one of the nicknames of the blue horse sculpture just outside of the Denver International Airport. The horse's creepy red eyes attract all sorts of disgust from the Colorado public, who lament the fact that the sculpture is placed so prominently at the gateway to the city. Adding to the mustang's mystique, scupltor Luis Jimenez died...