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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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"The Big House" is the nickname for Michigan Stadium, where the University of Michigan Wolverines football team plays its home games. The Big House gets its name for its gigantic size and even more impressive attendance. Attendance often eclipses 110,000, even though the published capacity is a few thousand less.

Madison-area lakes can sprout huge blooms of blue-green algae, which can produce toxins and cause a flurry of nasty symptoms--and even death--in people and pets.

1. A parish is actually Louisiana speak for 'county'. The Orleans Parish shares the same boundaries as the New Orleans city limits, but other parishes within the state contain different cities and towns, just as counties do in other states.

2. The New Orleans version of a county.

This is a nickname for the student section at Wisconsin Badger basketball games.

1. Nickname for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (or some claim the entire city of Oshkosh) referring to their heavy drinking reputation.

2. Strangely, in an effort to more closely monitor their public reputation, The University of Wisconsin has actually registered the trademarks "Sloshkosh", "UW-0", and "UW-Zero".