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1. 30 Rack: A case of beer.  
2. Down Cella: In the basement.  
3. Clicka: Remote Control.  
4. Durgan Park: The Boston Bar & Club Directory. Search 337 Current and Accurate Listings. Exclusive information and images.  
5. Packie Run: A trip to the liquor store.  
6. Jimmies: Bostonian for 'sprinkles', the type used to garnish ice cream cones.  
7. Troopahs: Troopers, police officers.  
8. Baahston: Local pronunciation of "Boston".  
9. Elastics: Rubber Bands.  
10. Bubblah: A drinking fountain, or bubbler if you will.  
11. Take a U-ey: You can also bang a u-ey.  
12. Ya beddanot: You'd better not do that.  
13. Dunkies: Dunkin Donuts  
14. Bang a left: Take a left (while driving).  
15. Wicked: 3. Could also be used for "really" Ex: Baahston to Prahvidence is fah, but it's nahwt wicked fah.  
 
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Local nickname for the off-price retailer "Ross Dress for Less." Ross Stores is headquartered in nearby Pleasanton, CA, and also operates dd's Discounts. Since these stores offer prices even lower than the Dress for Less stores, they call them "dd's," which stands for "deep discounts." Of course this makes the name redundant (Deep Discount's Discounts).

1. Taking place the night before Halloween, youngsters take the opportunity to hurl foodstuffs (like eggs and cabbage, hence the name) at people and houses. Mischief Night seems quite descriptive, but Bostonians like to have their own names for things.

2. October 30th, the night before Halloween; elsewhere known as "mischief night".

The rash one gets after swimming in Green Lake, a man-made lake located north of downtown on the other side of Lake Union. "The itch" is relatively harmless, but considering that it is caused by the many ducks and geese (and all that they secrete), it has caused many Seattlelites to swim elsewhere.

A hodad is a guy who pretends to be a surfer but really isn't. He may or may not actually surf, but for the most part chills at the beach and tries to look cool to pick up women.

Madison-area lakes can sprout huge blooms of blue-green algae, which can produce toxins and cause a flurry of nasty symptoms--and even death--in people and pets.