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1. Pizza-subway price correlation: Theory that the standard price for a slice of cheese pizza moves in lockstep with the price of one subway ride, tho...  
2. Five Pointz: An old warehouse that is now filled with artist studios, Five Pointz is a living collage of graffiti art. Come her...
3. Spaldeen: Spaldeen refers to a type of ball that was used to play stickball in New York. Spaldeen is actually a New York (mis...
4. Empire State Building: The Empire State Building is a huge (literally) cultural icon of the Big Apple. This 102-story art deco skyscraper ...
5. Schlep: Not just to carry a load for a considerable distance, but also slang for an awkward, clumsy, or stupid person.  
6. Leatherstocking Region: Region of New York State in which Utica resides. James Fenimore Cooper (the most famous bad writer in American Lite...  
7. Halfmoons: Cookies that have white frosting and chocolate frosting. In many other places they are called half and half cookies...  
8. Fongul: Italian swear word used commonly, since most of the city is Italian. Let's just say it's an f-word.  
9. Manhattan: The most densely populated county in the United States, Manhattan is an island borough of New York City. Manhattan...
10. Pedicab: This is a name commonly used for bicycle rickshaws that generally transport tourists around the city. The "driver"...
11. DUMBO: Recently becoming trendy, this is an area of Brooklyn just over the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges from Manhattan. ...
12. House That Ruth Built, The: This is a nickname for Yankee Stadium, referring to baseball legend Babe Ruth.  
13. Smallbany: A derogatory local nickname for Albany invoked by its more disenchanted residents.  
14. New York Stock Exchange: The largest stock exchange in the world. The trading floor is located at 11 Wall St. The main building, at 18 Broa...
15. Dirty Water Dog: The infamous NYC street vendor hot dog, generally Sabrett's brand shoved haphazardly into a soggy bun and topped wi...  
 
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Rappers will sometimes call Ft. Myers "Lil Pakistan" because of its relatively high crime rate. Although Pakistan's crime rate is low compared to industrialized countries, people in the US often get the impression that Pakistan is war-torn and crime-ridden, in all places at all times.

Minnesotans are famous in other states for their penchant for Michelob Golden beer, and often simply refer to it as McGolden. People from the twin cities often get puzzled looks when they're in other states and ask for it in a bar or a liquor store. It is most commonly drunk as "McGolden Light".

Slang for a member of the Bloods, a gang whose members wear red.

Austin is known as "Spamtown" because it's the headquarters of Hormel Foods, the makers of Spam, the famous canned processed pork product.

The Alabama dish brought to fame by the movie of the same name is traditionally made from green tomatoes breaded with corn meal.