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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. Stinky water from the gutters that mixes with garbage. Don't step in the polio water, or else the polio smell will stick with you all day.

2. Polio Water - A puddle of water.

1. The Sausage Race is one of my favorite parts of a Brewers game. The race, sponsored by Klement's Sausage Company, features 5 moscots: Italian Sausage, Hot Dog, Bratwurst, Polish Sausage and Chorizo. The mascots run around the field and fans get to guess the winner. Only in Wisconsin!

2. The sausages have additional names: Brett Wurst...

A nickname for Cincinnati in recognition of its former status as a major pork industry center.

A stew-like dish made from beans, beer, pork, peppers.

Pop, donchaknow?

There isn't a consensus on how to say "soft drink" in Madison. Students who go to the UW from the west side of the state tend to say "pop," whereas people from the east side of the state, typically from the Milwaukee area, say "soda" (and laugh at anyone who says anything else).