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1. Lou, The: Not to be confused with the Loo, The Lou is a slang term for St. Louis.  
2. Where did you go to high school?: A common question in Saint Louis upon meeting someone. It is thought that meaningful stereotypes can be made of a p...  
3. Fro Yo: Frozen yogurt.  
4. Mound City: A nickname for St. Louis, originating in the Native American burial mounds that were once common to the city.  
5. Bunny, The: Refers to an interesting statue of a rabbit in 'thinker pose' located on the Washington University campus.  
6. Half and Half: A plate of half chicken tenders and half french fries.  
7. Flatbread: Pizza  
8. St. Louis Rams: Official name for the National Football League team in St. Louis, MO. Part of the National Football Conference (NF...  
9. Kansas City Chiefs: Official name for the National Football League team in Kansas City, MO. Part of the American Football Conference (...  
10. Loop, The: The Delmar Loop, between Des Peres Rd and Trinity Blvd. Frequented by college students.  
11. MySpace Hoax: Dardenne Prairie made the news on October 16, 2006 when Megan Meier, who had a history of depression and ADD, hange...  
12. Shakespeare's Pizza: Shakespeare's Pizza is probably the most famous restaurant in Columbia. Every man, woman, child and student know ab...  
13. Kayak's: A popular coffee shop with University students, at the intersection of Skinker Blvd. and Forest Park Parkway  
14. Toasted Ravioli: deep fried meat ravioli  
15. Ultimate: Ultimate frisbee, a popular warm-weather activity.  
 
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In New York City, green markets are the name people use for what the rest of the country refers to as a farmer's market.

1. This isn't actually Spanish, and isn't pronounced as such. It's actually an old Southern word for laundromat and it's pronounced "wash-uh-TEER-ee-uh", more like how you'd say the English "cafeteria", and not in some Latin way.

2. Another name for a laundromat, taken from Houston's rich "Spanglish" vernacular.

In irresponsible (yet funny) fashion, the UW student government orchestrated an early-morning smattering of pink flamingos (over 1,000 of them) on the lawn in from of Bascom Hall. These shenanigans were typical of the student government in those days (this prank in 1979). For years pink flamingos would adorn apartments, dorm rooms, and front lawns around campus.

Hazy, hot, and humid -- how local news anchors describe a typical summer day in D.C.

noun - called the "easement" or "treelawn" in other localities, the "devil-strip" is what we call the grassy strip between the street and the sidewalk.