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31. Gateway City: A nickname for St. Louis.  
32. Gateway to the West: Nickname for St. Louis, as historically many settlers moved west via wagon trails through the city.  
33. Missouri River: A tributary of the Mississippi just north of St. Louis.  
34. Wash U: Refers to Washington University in St. Louis.  
35. Castle, The: Nickname for the Liggett/Koenig Residential College.  
36. St. Louie: A nickname for St. Louis.  
37. River City: A nickname for St. Louis.  
38. Arch, The: The famous Gateway Arch, the tallest national monument in the United States and the
39. Metro: The Metrolink Light Rail Service; the St. Louis train system.  
40. Forest Park: The heart of St. Louis and one of the largest urban parks in the U.S. at 1,293 acres.  
41. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A set of brass stars and bronze plaques honoring those who made important contributions to the city's cultural heri...  
42. J-Town: J-Town is a popular nickname for Joplin, MO.  
43. MOSO: Pronounced 'moh-soh', MOSO is what many locals say instead of Missouri Southern--or the entire name, Missouri South...  
44. Main: A street where young locals go to 'cruise,' and socialize on weekends.  
45. Snob Hill: A slang term locals use for a neighborhood with upscale homes.  
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Since Seattleites live for gloriously sunny weather, this phrase typically is used to emphasize just HOW nice the weather was on any given day. It refers to clear blue skies--so clear, in fact, that you can see Mt. Rainer. Example: "Wasn't the weather amazing yesterday? The mountain was even out!".

Joe the Plumber, actually Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, became an instant celebrity when John McCain mentioned him (several times) in the third presidential debate for the 2008 election. Apparently "Joe" asked Barack Obama's plan to tax people making over $250,000 because he was about to buy a plumbing business that makes about that much money. After the debate he soon became the poster child for the American workingman (or woman) who would get taxed a greater amount on his hard-earned income. Wurzelbacher now has his own agents and is reported to have been offered a country music contract with a major label. It has yet to be seen whether "Joe the Plumber" can turn his 15 minutes of fame into something more sustainable, or if he should stick to his plumbing gig.

Nickname for the Dover International Speedway

Refers to the affable demeanor rumored to be common in the Twin Cities and the surrounding areas (although the validity of this stereotype is the subject of some disagreement).

The common name of the Newport Southbank Bridge. Given its color and status as a pedestrian bridge, the nickname isn't going away anytime soon.

The bridge connects downtown Cincinnati Ohio to Newport Kentucky. The bridge crosses the Ohio River and is just over a half mile long.