A local motto in recent years used to promote the city’s eccentricity and diversity. It's featured on innumerable bumper stickers and t-shirts.
Pneumonia and other disorders caused by exposure to the massive dust storms that took place in the 1930s in the Southern Plains.
New Orleans cemeteries (due to the high water table, people in New Orleans are buried above ground).
An originally derisive (yet, now humorously accepted) term for an Edina resident, which highlights the stereotype of the upper-middle class suburb. Derived from Marie Antoinette's quote: "Let them eat cake."
The Polar Plunge is an event for the benefit of the Special Olympics during which participants jump into a swimming hole in Lake Monona. Since the event takes place in late February (February 20th, 2010 at Olin Park), the lake is always frozen solid. Only the bravest (craziest) of souls dare jump. For many, sponsoring a "plunger" is the best way to participate in this very Wisconsinesque activity.