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166. Boston Celtics: Boston's own NBA (basketball) team.  
167. Back Bay: A trendy residential area west of Boston Commons.  
168. Mapparium: A really neat if slightly geeky amusement, where one can walk inside a three-story-high glass globe (circa 1935).  
169. Copley Square: A plaza in the Back Bay area surrounded by historic buildings, including the Boston Library.  
170. Across the River: On the other side of the Charles River; can have a derogatory connotation.  
171. All Set: Done or ready to do something.  
172. American Chop Suey: Macaroni casserole with ground beef and tomato sauce.  
173. Mass Ave: Massachusetts Avenue  
174. Comm Ave: Commonwealth Avenue  
175. Man Ray: An underground goth-industrial-kink club on Brookline Street.  
176. B'daydas: Potatoes  
177. Bahn: Garage  
178. Bahnie: One of the obnoxious, high-brow "smarter-than-thou" elitists of Cambridge who think themselves above the rules the ...  
179. Bankin: A small hillside, or a river bank.  
180. Barrel: Garbage can  
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1. First started in 1968, Summerfest also known as "The Big Gig" is now in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Largest Outdoor Music Festival. Currently boasting 11 days and nights of music on 13 different stages dispersed throughout the 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park the fest is located along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan.

A type of relish made primarily from peppers, beans and onions.

Common phrase that you learn and laugh at in elementary school in WC. Refers to the fact that you can go into town via High Street, then hang a right on Gay Street and exit town to the east side.

Was posted on a billboard in the 70's (I think). Initially referred to all of the layoffs from Boeing in the 60's and 70's since Boeing was the major employer in the area, but has since been used whenever a major employer has done layoffs (i.e., Boeing, Microsoft, etc.).

1. The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica terrace chairs in the store inside the union in red and white, but not in the colors outside (though students have been known to steal the real ones as college souvenirs to remember happy times drinking and socializing on the terrace). People have gotten "busted" for having them out on porches and balconies where their thievery is on display.

2. For me, the chairs represent the center of the Universe. I have traveled all over the world and have met people who know the chairs. Just this last weekend I introduced my 8 year old to the chairs. We relaxed in them and enjoyed a cool beverage while watching the boats on the lake and listening to reggae.

3. The terrace chairs represent some of my fondest memories at UW. I spent many a day sitting in them, looking out over the lake and pretending to study. The terrace chairs are quintessentially Madison.

4. Sure, the terrace chairs are emblematic of UW-Madison, and perhaps Madison as a whole, but nobody ever assesses their comfort. I find them quite uncomfortable.