A holiday, similar to Valentine's Day, celebrated the third Saturday in October. This holiday was invented by candy confectioners to sell more candy, but it is taken pretty seriously in Milwaukee.
A derogatory local nickname for Albany invoked by its more disenchanted residents.
Citywide catastrophe rumored to have been started by the "O'Leary cow." As legend goes, the O'Leary cow kicked over a lantern in the O'Leary farm which started to spread throughout the city. Every building in the city, which was made out of wood then, was either damaged or destroyed with the exception of the Water Tower which stands to this day.
A very unique term to New Orleans for the median of a street. The Spanish and French, who effectively split the city in two, could do business on the "neutral ground" of city streets.
Strong black coffee served in very small cups and infused with a hefty dose of sugar; a real pick-me-up, not for the faint-hearted.