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541. East Side: The East Side is the old Polish part of Buffalo. Today it is predominantly African-American.  
542. North Buffalo: North Buffalo is home to a huge number of Italian-Americans. Every July it's host to Italian Heritage Festival.  
543. South Buffalo: South Buffalo is a predominantly Irish-American neighborhood. Once home to several steel mills, South Buffalo has s...  
544. Upper West Side: An extremely multicultural part of Buffalo, home to large groups of immigrants from East Africa, the Middle East, L...  
545. Tonawanda: Meaning "swift water" in Iroquois, the name Tonawanda is used in the proper names of three different places in the ...  
546. University at Buffalo: Formerly the University OF Buffalo, the University AT Buffalo is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) sy...  
547. Labrador Duck: it was in 1878  
548. Chemung River: The Chemung River gets its name from the Iroquois for "horn in the water" because mammoth tusks were found in the ...  
549. Civil War Prison Camp: Elmira was home to a major Union prison camp during the Civil War, hosting Confederate prisoners of war.  
550. Hellmira: You have a nice town there.  
551. Tommy Hilfiger: Tommy Hilfiger, one of the most important fashion designers in recent decades, was born and raised in Elmira.  
552. John W. Jones: A famous ex-slave who fled his master in Virginia to find a home in Elmira, which became an integral part of the Un...  
553. John W. Jones Museum: The John W. Jones Museum is the former home of escaped ex-slave, John W. Jones. After escaping from his master, Jon...  
554. Pride Parade: NYC is quite tolerant of many unique lifestyles and cultures, but the annual (Gay) Pride Parade is the strongest sh...  
555. Strike, Annual: The best time for the Waste Disposal services to strike is the hottest days in summer, with trash cooking in the su...  
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Gravy made from instant coffee and ham grease. it probably tastes better than it sounds, but the non-Alabama native may opt to take someone else's word for it.

The top of the hill.

1. The annual Crazylegs Classic is an 8k (roughly 5 mile) run or a 2 mile walk. It starts on the Capitol Square and end on the field at Camp Randall Stadium. It started in 1982 and has grown to a race of almost 15,000 by 2007. The race has received national recognition as America's Best 100 Events in Runner's World Magazine. I can personally attest that this is a very fun event. They even have beer for you after you run! 2008 Update: The race this year was quite cold. The temp was in the forties but the 30mph wind made it seem colder. However, the cold didn't seem to hurt the attendance as it was a new record at over 17,000.

2. A great tradition in Madison that got better with the addition of wave starts. It used to be a two mile walk followed by a three mile run after you passed all the people that started way ahead of their actual mile pace. One can actually run the entire race now. A little pricey for just a tshirt but I guess you do get beer at the end and the money goes to a good cause. THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT. Gotta support those non rev sports.

Loving and loyal reference (in the most self-depreciating way) to the Denver Broncos. See: Denver Broncos, Orange Crush

Summer tourists who visit South Jersey beaches and boardwalks for a short time, usually not more than a day. The original "shoobies" brought what they needed for the day in shoeboxes.

1. The improper way to pronounce Louisville (LOOuhville).

2. This is how an outsider would pronounce Louisville. Some outsiders who've been to Louisville will try to pronounce the city's name like a local out of respect for the local pronunciation, and even go as far as to correct people when they pronounce it "LOO-ee-vill." I usually point out to these people that King Louis XVI's name is most often pronounced "LOO-ee" and not "LOO-uh." That's not to say that the local pronunciation is wrong, but that "LOO-ee-vill" is certainly valid. Besides, in English we almost always alter the pronunciation of places to fit our particular language and/or pronunciation. For example, is "Germany" the locals' word for Germany? In Iraq do the locals call their country "eye-RACK" or "eye-ROCK?" Let me help you out--they don't.