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1. Penntrification: Refers to the gentrifying effect of the University of Pennsylvania on the West Philadelphia area.  
2. N'at: Slang for "and that". There are even pizza places called "Pizza N'At"  
3. Anymore: As used in Pittsburgh, the word means "lately" or "currently" as in "The gas prices are outrageous anymore."  
4. City Chicken: A skewered concoction of veal and pork unique to Pittsburgh.  
5. Whiz Wit: A cheesesteak with Cheese Whiz and onions.  
6. Coffee Regular: Coffee with cream and sugar.  
7. Jawn: Thing  
8. Philly Cheese Steak: The famous Philadelphia sandwich, a long roll stuffed with thinly sliced steak and dripping with melted cheese.  
9. Crick: Creek, river, stream, etc.  
10. Denver Boot: A device attached to the wheel of a car by Pittsburgh Police in order to immobilize the vehicle and aid in the enfo...  
11. Get a bath: To bathe or shower.  
12. Gum Bands: This slang for rubber bands in Pittsburgh speak, not to be confused with bubble gum bands, which are singing groups...  
13. Buggy: A supermarket shopping cart.
14. East Carson Street: A funky neighborhood in South Side Pittsburgh that features bars, tattoo shops and eclectic shopping.  
15. Oakland: One of the "surrounding Pittsburgh" neighborhoods and home to the University of Pittsburgh.  
 
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Watertown is the birthplace of variety retailing, known in other parts of the country as dollar stores, but known in Watertown as "five and dime".

An originally derisive (yet, now humorously accepted) term for an Edina resident, which highlights the stereotype of the upper-middle class suburb. Derived from Marie Antoinette's quote: "Let them eat cake."

Kentucky's obsession with the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team. The tradition rich program is a great source of pride for the locals. The team has seven NCAA and two Helms national championships, 43 SEC regular season championships...

1. Named after Claude Treme, the Treme (pronounced truh-MAY) neighborhood (often referred to simply as 'Treme') is the first free neighborhood of color in America. Treme is the location of Congo Square...

2. Treme is also the name of an HBO series to come out in 2010 about the neighborhood's ongoing rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Katrina. The series was created by David Simon, who also created the hit series "The Wire".

1. Normally a small strip of land that separates two bodies of water, 'isthmus' often refers to the city of Madison itself, which is indeed an isthmus between Lakes Mendota and Monona. "The Isthmus" is also a local newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin.

2. A weekly Madison newspaper published on Thursdays. The paper includes local news, restaurant listings, movie times and reviews, a community guide, classifieds and personals. The paper is well-known for having a liberal slant.