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31. KJ, the: (noun) Common nickname for the Kennebec Journal, Augusta's daily newspaper.  
32. Barber Poll: (noun) A longtime election straw poll conducted among the patrons of Duke's Rotary Barber Shop with a reputation fo...  
33. Duke's Rotary Barber Shop: (noun) Famous Augusta barber shop founded in the 1960s and still in business today. Known for their informal Barber...  
34. South Parish: (noun) Common shorthand for South Parish Congregational Church, a United Church of Christ church in Augusta, near d...  
35. Penney Memorial: (noun) Common shorthand for Penney Memorial United Baptist Church.  
36. Magic City: Longtime nickname for Millinocket said to come from its rapid boomtown growth as a young city.  
37. Two Cent Bridge: Pedestrian bridge across the Kennebec River between Waterville and Winslow built in the early 1900s and still open...  
38. Father Curran Bridge: Renamed the Calumet Bridge at Old Fort Western in 2009 following allegations of sexual abuse on the part of the lat...  
39. Youth Memorial Park: West side park located on Capitol Street named for high school seniors who died in 1978. It features tennis courts ...  
40. Moose Highway: (noun) Nickname for US 201 between Bingham and Jackman; so-called for the numerous moose in the area.  
41. Whoopie Pie: (noun) Round dessert treat common throughout Maine consisting of a marshmallow filling in between two firm pieces o...  
42. Hamburg: (noun) Common term for hamburger in much of Maine, especially when used as an ingredient or topping (as in hamburg ...  
43. Loaf, The: (noun) Common nickname for Sugarloaf, the famous ski resort located in Carrabasset Valley.  
44. Turnpike Mall: (noun) Shopping mall built in the late 1960s and located along Western Avenue and Whitten Road, near I-95. The encl...  
45. Battle of the Bridge: Longtime annual football game between arch-rivals Biddeford High School and Thornton Academy in Saco.  
 
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1. Philadelphian speak for Italian Ice, a frozen desert made of flavored syrup.

2. Italian Ice

Italian Ice

A mythical six-legged cat; the mascot of Conway High School.

A play on Alex Rodriguez's nickname, "A-Rod". Rodriguez first got the nickname after signing an excessive $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers for ten years, starting in 2001. The nickname has followed him to the New York Yankees, where he was traded in 2004. His 2008 salary was $28,000,000.

1. Question from an Italian beef vendor about whether you would like it dipped in the juice or not.

2. Chicagoans used to refer to Italian Beef as "Dago Beef," but this practice became has been phased out in the last few decades as the term has been recognized as highly offensive.