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151. Allston: The neighborhood in Western Boston that consists of mainly college students from BC and BU.  
152. Phoenix: The Phoenix. A Boston newspaper much like the Weekly Dig. This newspaper is primarily read by college students an...  
153. JP: Jamaican Plain. A neighborhood in Boston that consists of many three-decker houses and is generally a cheaper part...  
154. Boston Public Library: This library has been around since the late 1800s and is often considered a landmark because of its beauty and size...  
155. Axis: A club famous for its "Drag Queen Mondays"; on Lansdowne Street near Kenmore Square.  
156. Raven Used Books: A used book store in Harvard Square that stocks a great selection of scholarly and academic material (understandabl...  
157. Brattle Theater: An art and foreign cinema in Harvard Square.  
158. Veggie Planet: A vegetarian restaurant in Harvard Square famous for its healthy pizzas.  
159. Boston University: A well-known private research and academic institution located near the Charles River and Back Bay.  
160. Harvard Yard: A famous set of square, old-style brick buildings draped with ivy, on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.  
161. Yankee: A magazine celebrating New England life.  
162. Haymarket: A huge open-air weekend market, offering quite a decent variety of fruits and vegetables at excellent prices.  
163. Hamburg: Hamburger meat/ground beef  
164. Frappe: Milkshake  
165. Blinkah: Blinker; automobile turn signal.  
 
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1. Granolaville is a nickname for Madison's Marquette neighborhood, which is well known for its bustling activity along Williamson (Willy) Street. In Granolaville you'll find great restaurants, bars, and--oh yeah--lots of hippies.

2. Slang for the Williamson Street (popularly dubbed "Willy Street") area, a very hippy-like neighborhood with a great food co-op and trendy hipster bars.

Montana is known as the "Last Best Place" to locals. After the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, was captured in a remote cabin outside Lincoln, Montana, Montana became pretty popular in the media as a great hiding place. People were actually printing t-shirts with an outline of the state of Montana, a depiction of Ted Kaczynski's headshot with his unkempt hair, as well as the "Last Best Place" mantra with the word "hiding" scribbled in between 'best' and 'place.'

Pronounced (da BOAT uhv uhm) it simply means "the both of them" in Milwaukee-speak.

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!"

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."