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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. A group, led by a captain, that organizes a parade during Carnival season.

2. Members of a carnival organization.

The original name for the area now known as Roanoke. "Big Lick" got its name from an exposed portion of salt that drew wildlife to the area.

A bunch of crazies jumping into Lake Monona for the Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is an event for the benefit of the Special Olympics during which participants jump into a swimming hole in Lake Monona. Since the event takes place in late February (February 20th, 2010 at Olin Park), the lake is always frozen solid. Only the bravest (craziest) of souls dare jump. For many, sponsoring a "plunger" is the best way to participate in this very Wisconsinesque activity.

Bauble, trinket. Usually used when describing the items tourists buy in Times Square to remind them of their trip to NYC. Also known as schlock or kitsch.

Norwegian phrase used to express annoyance. Much like the jewish phrase oy ve.