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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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Former nickname of Chadbourne Hall, a UW-Madison dorm that until the mid 1990s was female only.

A hodad is a guy who pretends to be a surfer but really isn't. He may or may not actually surf, but for the most part chills at the beach and tries to look cool to pick up women.

1. Tonic is the common generic term in Boston for soft drink.

2. Soda

Local nickname for the off-price retailer "Ross Dress for Less." Ross Stores is headquartered in nearby Pleasanton, CA, and also operates dd's Discounts. Since these stores offer prices even lower than the Dress for Less stores, they call them "dd's," which stands for "deep discounts." Of course this makes the name redundant (Deep Discount's Discounts).

Cookies that have white frosting and chocolate frosting. In many other places they are called half and half cookies.