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31. Riverside, The: The Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel, located on the bank of the Mississippi.  
32. Uptown: A large area in New Orleans comprised of several neighborhoods on the Mississippi's eastern bank that fall between ...  
33. Fais-do-do: While driving a rented car down the Mississippi, I came to an Antebellum mansion, with grand Dames dressed in Pre C...  
34. Fauborg: Faubourg is a "neighborhood" Several neighborhoods uptown officially have the name faubourg in it, but are often l...  
35. Gris-gris: Voodoo spells.  
36. Marie Laveau: The legendary voodoo queen of New Orleans.  
37. Gumbo ya-ya: a mix of different a how gumbo is a mix of different foods and spices.  
38. Yat: Local dialect  
39. Vieux CarÅ•e: The French Quarter.  
40. Swamp: A low, marshy wetland.  
41. Secondline: A group of people who follow a brass band down the street while swinging handkerchiefs over their heads and doing a...  
42. Pass a good time: Party, live it up.  
43. Pro bono publico: For the common good (motto of Rex, King of Carnival).  
44. Picayune: Local Newspaper  
45. Parish: A parish is actually Louisiana speak for 'county'. The Orleans Parish shares the same boundaries as the New Orleans...  
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1. A mother of youth hockey players or a cheesy political gimmick to help mobilize the conservative base of the Republican Party for the 2008 Presidential Election.

2. The Alaskan version of "soccer mom" that was popularized on the national stage by Sarah Palin, former Wasilla mayor and current VP candidate on the Republican ticket. Palin said at the Republican National Convention: "What's the difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull?....LIPSTICK!"

Keep Austin Weird was a slogan initiated by the Austin Small Business Alliance to help promote the city and its local businesses. Local street character Leslie Cochran didn't come up with the phrase, but...

A type of relish made primarily from peppers, beans and onions.

Marinara sauce

Slugging is a form of hitchhiking in DC that benefits both the hitchhiker and the driver. The driver can use the much faster HOV lane after taking on a passenger.