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1. Tyler Hansbrough: One of the most venerated basketball players in North Carolina's decorated basketball history. Just today he won th...  
2. Queen City, The: The nickname for Charlotte, NC. The Queen City refers to Queen Charlotte who was the wife of King George III and wh...  
3. Rock, The: A nickname for Rockingham Speedway  
4. Carolina Panthers: Official name for the National Football League team in Charlotte, NC. Part of the National Football Conference. T...  
5. Charlottean: The hard-to-pronounce name for people that were born and raised here.  
6. Mugsy: Nickname for long-time Charlotte Hornets guard Tyrone Bogues, the scrappy little point guard who--until recently--h...  
7. Boro, The: Nickname for Greensboro  
8. Nicholas Sparks: Resident of New Bern and author of best-selling novels that are great material for chick flics. His hit "The Notebo...  
9. Touron: Combination of the words "tourist" and "moron" to describe the many loud, obnoxious tourists who visit the Outer Ba...  
10. Jacksonville Ninja: A dude who hangs out on the roadside and does a seemingly incessant dance routine accompanied by his boom box. He i...  
11. City of Churches, The: Nickname for Charlotte because of its prominence in a number of different Christian faiths, including Southern Pres...  
12. Hornet's Nest: Nickname ascribed to Charlotte that dates back to the Revolutionary War when Charlotte residents clashed with Briti...  
13. Charlotte Hornets: NBA franchise stolen by New Orleans, the Hornets name better suits Charlotte, nicknamed the "Hornet's Nest" by Gene...  
14. Tar Heel: Tar Heel is a nickname applied to the the state and residents of North Carolina. "Tar Heel" is also the nickname of...  
15. Research Triangle: Also referred to as simply "The Triangle", this is a region in the Piedmont of North Carolina in the United States,...  
 
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Local nickname for the off-price retailer "Ross Dress for Less." Ross Stores is headquartered in nearby Pleasanton, CA, and also operates dd's Discounts. Since these stores offer prices even lower than the Dress for Less stores, they call them "dd's," which stands for "deep discounts." Of course this makes the name redundant (Deep Discount's Discounts).

The old name for Albuquerque. The first 'r' was removed back in the 19th Century after Anglos had a hard time with the original Spanish pronunciation.

The old elevated freight train tracks that run up the west side of Manhattan have now been turned into a public city park with gardens, lounge areas, and great views of the city.

This was the alternate nickname for the "Phi Slama Jama" University of Houston Cougars basketball team from 1982 to 1984 that featured basketball legends Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon. The fraternity had a joyful reunion during the 1994-1995 NBA season when Clyde Drexler was traded to the Rockets at mid-season, solidifying what was to be the second-straight championship team for the franchise.

The linguistic term for the Bostonian tendency to leave out an 'r' when it precedes a consonant or is at the end of a word. For example, "I just parked the car" would sound like [I just pahked thah cah]