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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. Who Dat Nation: The collective term for the New Orleans Saints fans, taken from the famous "Who Dat?" chant.  
9. Geaux: A Cajun American play on the word "go", which derives its orthography from French influence in the area. You'll oft...  
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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Local slang for a type of hard-shell clam, later, a fictional suburb of Providence featured on the "Family Guy" television show.

Local nickname for the northernmost high school in the Peoria Public School District, Richwoods High School. Known for their association with the Peoria Country Club, even using their golf carts during their homecoming ceremony.

1. Refers to the problems caused when I-93 was to be put under construction. There was a terrible allocation of funds, which caused many citizens to become infuriated with the city.

2. A massive underground highway project, the most expensive in U.S. history.

1. A bizarre piece of architecture that looks like a piece of a fairy-tale, now a private home in Beverly Hills. It was originally built for a movie studio in 1921 and then moved to its current location five years later.

2. Originally called the "Spadena House", The Witch's House was also originally intended to not look like a total spooky horror. Well, that didn't work out, which is why everyone knows it as "The Witch's House".

A term for Detroit coined by former president Franklin Roosevelt during the second World War to describe the transition of the Ford Motor Company's production from cars to tanks.