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46. tapped: Tapped - You're broke, no money.  
47. gutta: Gutta - I gutta go to the store.  
48. Packie: Short for "package store" and slang for a liquor store.  
49. Frog Pond: A popular public ice skating rink in Boston Common.  
50. Non-rhotic: The linguistic term for the Bostonian tendency to leave out an 'r' when it precedes a consonant or is at the end of...  
51. Hub: A term that is slang for the city of Boston. The roots date back to the writer Oliver Wendell Holmes.  
52. Staties: Boston slang for the Massachusetts State Police. This term was used multiple times in the recent Scorsese film "The...  
53. Great Molasses Flood of 1919, The: In 1919, a large vat of molasses burst and flooded the streets in Boston s North End, killing 21 and injuring 150 ...  
54. Union Oyster House: America's oldest restaurant (est. 1826), located on Union Street near Quincy Market.  
55. Fire and Ice: FiRE + iCE is a revolution in dining. An engaging experience that casts off the boredom and sameness of casual din...
56. Commonwealth Avenue: actually its "Comm Ave"  
57. T, The: The T is the Boston form of railway/subway transit. It is the major form of transport in the city.  
58. Logan: Logan International Airport. The airport for flying into and out of Boston. It is located in the Eastern part of ...  
59. Boston Latin School: The oldest public school in the nation. It was founded in 1635. Although it is a public school, it often has the ...  
60. Harvard College: Founded in 1636, this is America's first college and is seen as a bastion of academic excellence throughout the cou...  
 
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An infamous legal trial that took place in Phoenix in the 1960s, a complicated fiasco involving an inheritance and "scientific proof" for the existence of a human soul.

Used instead of "as far as", for example, "I went to the store to buy cauliflower but the snack food aisle was all the further I got."

Coffee laced with chicory. Rumored to have originated in New Orleans during the Civil War, when the city was under a federal blockade and could not import enough coffee, which necessitated blending the coffee with chicory root. Chicory is added to coffee in other parts of the world, including Madras and Belgium. Made famous at Cafe Du Monde on Jackson Square.

1. The virgin vault was the former all-female Elizabeth Waters dormitory at the University of Wisconsin. It has recently been made co-ed, however, so the virigns have been let out...

Pimento cheese, a popular local snack-food/condiment, often eaten in a sandwich on white bread with mayo.