City Dictionary - The Dictionary with Local Flavor
Search In: Pennsylvania Entire Site

Top Pennsylvania Cities

 
 
 

Top Pennsylvania Entries

61. Yinzer: Someone with a strong Pittsburgh accent  
62. Three Mile Island: The meltdown at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania, on March 28, 1979, was the mos...
63. Provolone Wit: A cheesesteak with Provolone cheese and onions.  
64. Pittsburgh Left: (noun) Traffic light maneuver associated with Pittsburgh. It is when a the first car in either direction waiting fo...  
65. Independence Hall: Place where the Declaration of Independence was read to the public and debated. It also was the original home of t...  
66. Philadelphia Eagles: Official name for the National Football League team in Philadelphia, PA. Part of the National Football Conference ...  
67. Pittsburgh Steelers: Other pronounciations, "Stillers"  
68. Center City: The downtown area of Philadelphia  
69. Old City: Philly's oldest neighborhood, the area featuring the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and many other historical lan...  
70. South Philly: A nickname for South Philadelphia, the area featuring the city's professional sports complex, famous cheese steak p...  
71. West Philly: A nickname for the section of Philadelphia west of the Schuylkill River, sometimes referred to as "University City"...  
72. Liberty Bell: The famous, 2000-pound bronze bell with the signature crack is on public display at the Liberty Bell Center on Mark...
73. City Pidgeon: A version of City Chicken (which is a skewered concoction of veal and pork unique to Pittsburgh)made with cheaper i...  
74. Parkway, The: A commonly used local reference to the Penn-Lincoln Parkway.  
75. Civic Arena, The: Now officially but not commonly called the Carnegie Mellon Arena and home to the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team.  
 
< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 > >>
 
Pennsylvania Tagline
"Create a tagline in 140 characters or less." Edit
Poll
Past Words of the Day

Around the world people call them Buffalo wings. In Buffalo they're just "wings."

The unique Cincinnati way of saying 'pardon me?'

A term for Detroit coined by former president Franklin Roosevelt during the second World War to describe the transition of the Ford Motor Company's production from cars to tanks.

After giving up a record number of homers in its first series, people starting calling the new Yankee Stadium the "Launching Pad." As it turns out, there's a wind current caused by the shape of the stadium that tends to lift balls flying toward the right field fence.

1. The official name for the downtown celebration of Halloween in Madtown. The event takes place on State Street. The cost for admission in 2007 was $5 and included access to a variety of bands.

2. Freakfest: The newly renamed premier Halloween event in Madison, WI on State Street. Numerous corporations as well as the city of Madison now sponsor the event in a controlled manner, providing security and music in the form of bands. One of the first bands that performed during Freakfest involved an acoustic guitar...during Halloween...on State Street...in Madison...in a song about how sad the lead singer was about losing his girlfriend. Attendance at Freakfest during 2006 and 2007 was expectedly, lower than previous years.

3. Freakfest is a city sponsored event on state street that was invented in 2007 for the sole purpose of coopting the spontaneous unsponsored event that had been taking place for years before. Before freakfest was invented, halloween on state street was known for being a wild drunken costume party where the attendees frequently clashed with police. Freakfest was invented in an attempt quell the reoccurence of these "riots."