The Hollywood sign has been changed to "Hollyweed" on a few occasions, once in the '70s after legislation that would decriminalize marijuana, as well as for a scene in a movie. Since then marijuana culture has defined LA through the prevalence of medical marijuana. People have tried to profit from the Hollyweed name by selling t-shirts with the silly moniker.
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.
The technical definition is an adjective used to describe something as cheap or inferior. New Yorkers use it as a term encompassing all of the souvenirs sold in Times Square that tourists take home with them to remind them of their trip to New York City. (I mean, what else would you call a melamine ash tray shaped like a yellow taxi?) AKA kitsch. Individual items of schlock or kitsch are known as tchotchkes.
A dessert made of bananas and rum, served over vanilla ice cream.
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.