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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. In New York City, when you order a "slice," it is assumed that you are ordering a slice of plain cheese pizza. If you say: "Give me a slice," then you'll be handed a slice of cheese pizza. If you want toppings, you need to specify your slice (ie: "I'll have a slice of pepperoni.").

2. In NYC, it is very common to "grab a slice" as you're walking somewhere. Pizza, that is. People in this city all seem to be able to eat and walk at the same time with ease, and street-front windows where you can grab a slice to go are plentiful!