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46. KP: A very popular term used for the bar and restaurant Kitchen Pass in Joplin  
47. KCMO: A common abbreviation for Kansas City, Missouri. "KC" is also used, but doesn't distinguish from Kansas City, Kansa...  
48. KC: Abbreviation for Kansas City.  
49. Plaza, The: Shorthand used to describe The Country Club Plaza.  
50. P&L: Nickname for Kansas City's Power and Light Disctrict, an indoor host to many bars and restaurants, as well as an ou...  
51. Sprint Center: The Sprint Center is a huge building downtown that hosts concerts, basketball games, and conventions. It is a major...  
52. Power & Light District: A very commercial area on the south side of the downtown loop. Popularly referred to as the P&L, the Power & Light ...  
53. Proud of Our Past, Shaping Our Future: Joplin's official motto  
54. Paris of the Plains: A cute nickname for Kansas City (and a nice try)  
55. Heart of America: Just as many other places do, Kansas City claims to be the heart of America.  
56. Queen City of the Ozarks: The official nickname of Springfield, although not quite as cool as Spring Vegas.  
57. Bread Co.: Slang for "Saint Louis Bread Company", known to the rest of the country as Panera Bread. Founded in Saint Louis.  
58. Birthplace of Sheryl Crow: Yes, Kennett does have a claim to fame and this is it. As you enter town there's even a sign that tells you about i...  
59. Rush: Rush Limbaugh is from Cape Girardeau and his family has practiced law in the city for many years. The federal court...  
60. 18th & Vine: Jazz district. Home of the Jazz Musuem and the Negro League Baseball Museum. Night spot on the east side. Very popu...  
 
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1. "Jump Around" is not only the party smash hit by House of Pain, but is also a student section tradition at the Wisconsin Badger football games. Every home game, right before the start of the 4th quarter, the speakers sound "daaaaah, dah, dah, duuuuuuuh." And then the entire student section--including the marching band behind the north end zone--starts to literally jump around and shake the entire...

1. A derogatory term for a person born and raised in the city of Troy, New York. The more proper term would be "Trojan."

2. A derogatory name for the city of Troy itself, likening it to a toilet.

On July 30th, 2009, Harvard professor Robert Louis Gates and Cambridge police officer James Crowley had a private discussion (and some beers) with Barack Obama at the White House after Gates' famous July 16th arrest. This meeting has been called the "Beer Summit" by amused onlookers.

1. A common question in Saint Louis upon meeting someone. It is thought that meaningful stereotypes can be made of a person once knowing where he went to high school. This is perhaps a testament to the intense segregation that has plagued the city.

2. the most commonly used question in stl; the first thing people ask when they meet you.

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.