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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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A trip to the liquor store.

Racing a bicycle down a hill, starting at the Oregon Zoo. Riders will take MAX light rail to the zoo and repeat.

A plate of half chicken tenders and half french fries.

The technical definition is an adjective used to describe something as cheap or inferior. New Yorkers use it as a term encompassing all of the souvenirs sold in Times Square that tourists take home with them to remind them of their trip to New York City. (I mean, what else would you call a melamine ash tray shaped like a yellow taxi?) AKA kitsch. Individual items of schlock or kitsch are known as tchotchkes.

Was posted on a billboard in the 70's (I think). Initially referred to all of the layoffs from Boeing in the 60's and 70's since Boeing was the major employer in the area, but has since been used whenever a major employer has done layoffs (i.e., Boeing, Microsoft, etc.).