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A newcomer to Alaska. The word comes from the Chinook and can be used nicely, or disparagingly to describe an ignorant or obnoxious outsider.

A very unique term to New Orleans for the median of a street. The Spanish and French, who effectively split the city in two, could do business on the "neutral ground" of city streets.

Milorganite is the brand name of a fertilizer that the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District started producing during the 1940s. Yes, it was made from the sewerage in Milwaukee treatment plant. The name is a contraction of Milwaukee Organic Nitrogen.

A skewered concoction of veal and pork unique to Pittsburgh.

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.