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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. Mile, The: A reference to 7 Mile Road.  
3. Arsenal of Democracy: A term for Detroit coined by former president Franklin Roosevelt during the second World War to describe the transi...  
4. Bad Boys: Former name for the Detroit Pistons.  
5. Windsor Ballet: Strip clubs in neighboring Windsor.  
6. Down River: Areas south of Metro Detroit.  
7. Da Dead Wings: A reference to the Detroit Wings when they lose.  
8. Big Two, The: General Motors and Ford, the two major automotive companies in the city.  
9. Coney Island: A restaurant chain in Detroit known for its cheap but amazing food.  
10. Ren Cen, The: Also known as the Renaissance Center.  
11. Lou's Deli: A famous deli widespread around the city, known for its corned beef sandwiches.  
12. Detroit Techno: A distinct musical movement in Detroit which originated in the early 1990's and survives today.  
13. Isle, The: An island in Detroit where people stunt on each other and have fun.  
14. D-Town: Another name for Detroit.  
15. Hockeytown: Another name for Detroit, an allusion to the city's strong hockey heritage.  
 
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Big Papi is the nickname for superstar DH for the Red Sox, David Ortiz. Big Papi has been a media darling in Boston, as he has always been much friendlier than unpredictable long-time teammate, Manny Ramirez, who is now with the Dodgers. Ortiz is a native of the Dominican Republic.

This is what 'water' sounds like when pronounced by a local Philadelphian.

A nickname for Portland given by none other than George Bush and his staff. Every time he would visit there would be such protests and demonstrations that he did not return to Portland when seeking reelection in 2004; but sent other staff members to gain support.

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.

The silly, yet well-documented, correlation between the price of a subway ride and a slice of pizza in New York City. Also called the "pizza principle".