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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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1. A phrase referring to Peoria’s reputation as a famous test market because of its representation of the diversity of the country as a whole. During its vaudeville days up to the present, if a show, law, or...

A derogatory local nickname for Albany invoked by its more disenchanted residents.

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.

Many houses built in the inner city of Milwaukee that have a second or sometimes third unit in the lower bottom of the house sometimes known in other areas as the basement.

The Tuesday night special at Wando's Bar on University Avenue. It features $1 beers as well as trays of free bacon. It was made famous by ESPN broadcaster Scott Van Pelt during his radio show. Van Pelt had visited Madison and ended up at Bacon Night, where he became smitten with the concept of free bacon.