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1. Grosse Pointe: The generic name used to refer to the five adjacent cities of Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe City, Grosse Pointe...
2. Arsenal of Democracy: A term for Detroit coined by former president Franklin Roosevelt during the second World War to describe the transi...  
3. Bad Boys: Former name for the Detroit Pistons.  
4. Mile, The: A reference to 7 Mile Road.  
5. River Rat: The mascot for Huron High School located in Ann Arbor, MI.  
6. Naked Mile, The: The all but defunct annual tradition of U of M students running naked through the streets of Ann Arbor in April aft...  
7. Windsor Ballet: Strip clubs in neighboring Windsor.  
8. Down River: Areas south of Metro Detroit.  
9. Da Dead Wings: A reference to the Detroit Wings when they lose.  
10. Big Two, The: General Motors and Ford, the two major automotive companies in the city.  
11. Coney Island: A restaurant chain in Detroit known for its cheap but amazing food.  
12. Ren Cen, The: Also known as the Renaissance Center.  
13. Lou's Deli: A famous deli widespread around the city, known for its corned beef sandwiches.  
14. Detroit Techno: A distinct musical movement in Detroit which originated in the early 1990's and survives today.  
15. Isle, The: An island in Detroit where people stunt on each other and have fun.  
 
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1. Children's street game of bygone days, involving pink Spalding (or "spaldeen") ball and broomstick. Now sadly defunct.

2. A street game that resembles baseball, played with a broomstick and a "spaldeen" ball. The game was also played in Jersey, but is largely just a thing of the past. (At least in New York -- you can still find kids playing such games, often called "ba-te" in the streets of Latin American countries.)

Nickname for Portland because of all the rainfall it receives. Puddletown has made its way into popular PDX culture, as it's commonly affixed to names of businesses, sports teams, et al.

The young woman who serves as Minnesota's state dairy princess wears the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a name selected in a Department of Agriculture contest over fifty years ago. Princess Kay is crowned each August the night before the opening of the Minnesota State Fair, and she makes appearances not only during the Fair's 12-day run, but all year long. She is generally the daughter of dairy farmers. While at the fair, both Princess Kay and the runner-ups sit in a refrigerator in the Empire Commons building and have a replica of their head sculpted out of butter.

1. The virgin vault was the former all-female Elizabeth Waters dormitory at the University of Wisconsin. It has recently been made co-ed, however, so the virigns have been let out...

1. A favorite food of kids in the Milwaukee Public School System (MPS) and a Milwaukee classic! Pork shaped into a form kind of resembling a chicken drumstick, but...