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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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The subject of a famous legend regarding a rich gold mine in the Superstition Mountains-likely exaggerated, but based on the life of "forty-niner" Jacob Waltz in the 1800s. Some people still venture into the mountains looking for the hidden 'treasure'.

Gilligan's Island is a group of boaters that anchor near Mud Lake on Yahara River. On summer weekends dozens of boats can be found anchoring. If you're driving on the Beltline you can see the boats if you look to your south.

The "Gum Wall" is just that, a wall of a building with chewed gum stuck to it. It's an odd landmark found at the famous Pike Place Market.

A Cajun American play on the word "go", which derives its orthography from French influence in the area. You'll often see the word used in reference to Louisiana sports teams, as in "Geaux (LSU) Tigers" and "Geaux (New Orleans) Saints".

Richmond has its very own Dog n Suds Drive In, better known by the locals as "Arf n Barf."