Original nickname for the Syracuse University sports teams. No, it has nothing to do with crackers, but rather Syracuse's prominence in the salt trade. The Saltine Warriors then became the Orangemen, and then the more gender-neutral Orange.
1. The improper way to pronounce Louisville (LOOuhville).
2. This is how an outsider would pronounce Louisville. Some outsiders who've been to Louisville will try to pronounce the city's name like a local out of respect for the local pronunciation, and even go as far as to correct people when they pronounce it "LOO-ee-vill." I usually point out to these people that King Louis XVI's name is most often pronounced "LOO-ee" and not "LOO-uh." That's not to say that the local pronunciation is wrong, but that "LOO-ee-vill" is certainly valid.
Besides, in English we almost always alter the pronunciation of places to fit our particular language and/or pronunciation. For example, is "Germany" the locals' word for Germany? In Iraq do the locals call their country "eye-RACK" or "eye-ROCK?" Let me help you out--they don't.
Retrocession is the act of giving back land that was once granted. In the case of Washington, DC retrocession is the process of returning land to Virginia and Maryland after the creation of the federal District of Columbia in 1791 for our nation's capital.
Nickname for none other than Larry Bird, native of French Lick and one of the best basketball players of all time.
1. A nickname for Seattle that hearkens back to the Alaska Gold Rush, when prospectors would get outfitted in Seattle and then travel north along the Inside Passage to Alaska.
2. A (laughable) nickname for Seattle. Seattle is perhaps more aptly described as the Gateway to the Pacific.