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16. Adding a syllable when you shouldn't: In Alabama one may add and elide syllables in the same sentence... "Ahm goin t' tay own for a co cola."  
17. Cathedral of Learning, The: A local and national landmark, the heart of the University of Pittsburgh, and the second-tallest educational buildi...  
18. Primanti Brothers: An eatery famous for its 'Pittsburgh Sandwich", a local favorite made with lunch meat and Italian bread then topped...  
19. Strip, The: A well-known Pittsburgh neighborhood where locals go to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and fish.  
20. PrideFest: A day of festivities at the riverfront in honor of Pittsburgh's gay and lesbian community, highlighted by a parade ...  
21. All the further: Used instead of "as far as", for example, "I went to the store to buy cauliflower but the snack food aisle was all ...  
22. Carnegie, The: Usually refers to Carnegie Mellon University, but sometimes the library and institute sharing the Carnegie name.  
23. Sammitch: Sandwich in Pittsburgh speak.  
24. Downtown: Everything is downtown, meaning all directions lead to downtown. To add to the confusion, downtown does not always ...  
25. National Aviary: The nation's premier bird park, housing over 200 species, and the largest indoor aviary in the country.  
26. Pittsburgh Penguins: The Penguins are Pittsburgh's NHL hockey team.  
27. Bloomfilled: Refers to the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Bloomfield.  
28. Boilermaker: A Purdue University student or alumni, or an alcoholic drink invented by Pittsburgh steelworkers consisting of some...  
29. Yinz: multiple people. yinz better stop  
30. Toucan Sam: Chipped ham, thinly sliced ham  
 
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Razor Clam Capital is a nickname for Cordova. So is "Clam Town."

1. Stinky water from the gutters that mixes with garbage. Don't step in the polio water, or else the polio smell will stick with you all day.

2. Polio Water - A puddle of water.

Satan's Steed is one of the nicknames of the blue horse sculpture just outside of the Denver International Airport. The horse's creepy red eyes attract all sorts of disgust from the Colorado public, who lament the fact that the sculpture is placed so prominently at the gateway to the city. Adding to the mustang's mystique, scupltor Luis Jimenez died...

Brew/movie, relating to any number of theaters that serve beer. Popular ones are Kennedy School, Laurelhurst, Baghdad.

Although it sounds like something made up by a seventh-grade boy, "Show and Blow" is the official name of the new alcohol-related policy for the student section at Wisconsin Badger football games. A student who is ejected for alcohol-related reasons must come to each subsequent game sober if underage or legally sober if of age. Apparently this policy was implemented last year (2007) but I only learned of it this year when the Dean of Students sent a letter to all season ticket holders that explains some changes to the Show and Blow program. Now, after a student is ejected, his or her ticket will be electronically tagged. In subsequent games the holder of that tagged voucher (NOT the person who was previously ejected) will be ushered to a Show and Blow area upon entering the stadium. This has implications for the student ticket resale market, as the electronic tag will be tied to all the vouchers in the season ticket packet in question, and not the offending person at the game.