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76. Absynthe: A highly-alcoholic distilled spirit made from the wormwood herb and rumored to have hallucinogenic properties (alth...  
77. Piano Bar, The: A popular New Orleans watering hole famous for its 'Hurricane' cocktails, green color scheme, and "Have Fun!" motto...  
78. Jackson Square: A historic park in the French Quarter named for General Andrew Jackson, and a gathering place for street artists, m...  
79. Creole Cottage: A style of house that includes features such as a gabled roof, four square rooms with no hallway, and shuttered doo...  
80. Nutria: A rodent that comprises an important segment of the fur trade in Louisiana but is generally considered a pest elsew...  
81. New Orleans School of Cooking and General Store.: Famous cooking school in New Orleans.  
82. Oysters Bienville: A signature New Orleans dish created, as the legend goes, at Antoine's, adapted by Arnaud's and ultimately named af...  
83. Shotgun House: A style of house with a center hallway running from the front door to the back door that you "could fire a shotgun ...  
84. John James Audubon: Not true -- Audubon was born in Haiti. See http://www.knowla.org/entry.php?rec=531 .  
85. Greenwich Village of the South, The: Another name for New Orleans, in reference to its popularity with many prolific writers including William Faulkner,...  
86. Iggy: Refers to the life-sized statue of St. Ignatius on the Loyola University campus in New Orleans. Students reportedl...  
87. Central Grocery: An Italian grocery on Decatur Street rumored to have the best darn muffulettas in New Orleans.  
88. Buddy Bolden: A cornet player who brought New Orleans flavor to jazz. His theme song was "Funky Butt Blues".  
89. Ernie K-Doe: A late but once-famous local eccentric in the New Orleans music scene, who billed himself as "The Emperor of the Un...  
90. Poppy Z. Brite: A popular writer of gothic and dark fiction native to New Orleans. Many of her stories take place in New Orleans, ...  
 
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Nickname for the New York Stock Exchange

This is August 15 and a few days on either side. When all the leases in the central city turn over at the same time, many students and other renters leave vast piles of unwanted belongings on the curb as they change apartments. These items are often taken home by others as the population garbage picks the piles. When someone asks where you got an item, you reply "Hippie Christmas."

1. Stinky water from the gutters that mixes with garbage. Don't step in the polio water, or else the polio smell will stick with you all day.

2. Polio Water - A puddle of water.

Nickname for Portland because of all the rainfall it receives. Puddletown has made its way into popular PDX culture, as it's commonly affixed to names of businesses, sports teams, et al.

Bags, also known as bean bag toss, is a nickname for Cornhole, a game originating in Ohio. The game requires two boards with a hole in them spaced approximately 30 feet apart. You then throw bean bags (or corn filled bags) towards the boards, with the goal of getting them in the hole. You score 3 points for getting a bag in the hole, and 1 point on the board. Teams are 2 people, and they stand on opposite sides. You subtract the difference between the team totals for each round. Game ends at 21 points.