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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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Nickname for Portland because of all the rainfall it receives. Puddletown has made its way into popular PDX culture, as it's commonly affixed to names of businesses, sports teams, et al.

A quintessential Rhode Island treat, made with milk and coffee syrup. Believe it or not, coffee milk is in fact the official state beverage.

Milwaukee nickname for a heavy citrus soda, such as squirt or 50/50.

Local nickname for the northernmost high school in the Peoria Public School District, Richwoods High School. Known for their association with the Peoria Country Club, even using their golf carts during their homecoming ceremony.

She-had-a-boy-again is a play on the Sheboygan's name. I heard of this recently when speaking with a friend of mine who's a Sheboygan native. As far as my friend knows, the meaning doesn't go any deeper than the phonetic relationship.