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106. Flint Generals: A professional ice hockey team based in Flint.  
107. 5th Ward: Predominantly African-American neighborhood on the city’s northside.  
108. Pride, The: Fans of the Detroit Lions football team.  
109. Rock City: Detroit is called Rock City ever since Kiss came out with the song "Detroit Rock City"  
110. 8 Mile Road: The boundary between Detroit and Detroit's northern suburbs in Oakland and Macomb Counties. Also known as 8 mile, i...  
111. Motown: Record label originating from Detroit. It was the focal point of black music in the 1960’s. It is responsible for t...  
112. Detroit Opera House: The city’s oldest opera house, it played host to famous artists such as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, it was ...  
113. Bayfront Park: A park in Petoskey located on Lake Michigan's Little Traverse Bay where bike paths, ball fields, and marina converg...
114. Motor City: A nickname for Detroit because it's the original heart of the automotive industry.  
115. D, The: Also a nickname for Detroit. This slang term is mostly used by Detroiters themselves, and unfortunately may be a t...  
116. Cudaghi: Italian sausage  
117. Yooper: Someone who is from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Kinda goofy to eh!  
118. Teepee: Aint no leavin til yer heavin. Local establishment downtown.  
119. Old Ish: da statue of da founder  
120. go greenbay: Pilgramage to da big city.  
 
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1. The hodag is the official mascot of the Rhinelander area. The mythical beast is the the local high school's mascot. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ultimate frisbee team has followed suit. They're called the Wisconsin Hodags.

2. The mascot for the Rhinelander area, the hodag is a mythical creature that resembles a large horned lizard-like beast.

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".

Along with Brain Dead Island, it's a derogatory nickname for Bainbridge Island.

Bags, also known as bean bag toss, is a nickname for Cornhole, a game originating in Ohio. The game requires two boards with a hole in them spaced approximately 30 feet apart. You then throw bean bags (or corn filled bags) towards the boards, with the goal of getting them in the hole. You score 3 points for getting a bag in the hole, and 1 point on the board. Teams are 2 people, and they stand on opposite sides. You subtract the difference between the team totals for each round. Game ends at 21 points.

1. The use of "Willy Street" to describe Williamson Street originates with Madison cab dispatchers.

2. Willy street as you pass through might seem a little rough around the edge's, it is a very warm and exciting neighborhood. There are many characters, you get to know the people for who they are and except it for that. I love willy street! (also known as, granola-ville)

3. Willy Street is sometimes also used to refer to the Williamson street Co-op that is located on Williamson street. Example: I'm going to Willy street, do you want anything?

4. Willy Street is short for Williamson Street, home to one of the "hippiest" neighborhoods in Madison, located on the Near East side. In this neighborhood you have the Willy Street Co-op, Jolly Bob's Jerk Joint, a good Caribbean restaurant and bar, as well as other cool hangouts, such as the Weary Traveler. This bar has board games to play while you're drinking with your friends.

5. Willy Street is the nickname for Williamson Street in Madison. The street is well-known as a haven for liberal hippie-types. In recent years some of the more dilapidated homes have been replaced by newer condos.