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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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Term used to describe going out for fish dinner, usually on a Friday night. As in "are you going out for fish lunch tonight?"

1. The hodag is the official mascot of the Rhinelander area. The mythical beast is the the local high school's mascot. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ultimate frisbee team has followed suit. They're called the Wisconsin Hodags.

2. The mascot for the Rhinelander area, the hodag is a mythical creature that resembles a large horned lizard-like beast.

Means "you should believe me when I say this". May be used at the beginning or end of a sentence. Ex: "Believe you me, Peter, they are up to no good."

Milwaukee nickname for a heavy citrus soda, such as squirt or 50/50.

On July 30th, 2009, Harvard professor Robert Louis Gates and Cambridge police officer James Crowley had a private discussion (and some beers) with Barack Obama at the White House after Gates' famous July 16th arrest. This meeting has been called the "Beer Summit" by amused onlookers.