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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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Pop, donchaknow?

There isn't a consensus on how to say "soft drink" in Madison. Students who go to the UW from the west side of the state tend to say "pop," whereas people from the east side of the state, typically from the Milwaukee area, say "soda" (and laugh at anyone who says anything else).

Nickname for Providence used mostly by students of Providence College and fans of the school's D1 athletic teams.

Theory that the standard price for a slice of cheese pizza moves in lockstep with the price of one subway ride, though no one is 100 percent sure which change causes the other.

A Three Way (spagetti, chilli and cheddar cheese) plus red beans AND diced onions.

General Motors and Ford, the two major automotive companies in the city.