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1. Boot : A glass boot filled with beer served at the Essen Haus, Madison's German-themed bar and restaurant in downtown Madison...
2. French Fur Traders : Don't get excited people, the French fur traders were simply the first Europeans to make the trip to the area now...  
3. Mann's Chinese Theatre Footprint : A famous ceremony whereby the cream of the celebrity crop are honored by having their footprints immortalized in wet...  
4. Mill-Wahh-Kee : This is how an outsider will pronounce Milwaukee, a local will say "Muh-Wahh-Kee".  
5. Oktoberfest USA : The name of the German festival that livens up La Crosse every October. The city's first Oktoberfest USA festival took...  
6. Olbrich Gardens : A tropical year-round conservatory shaped like a glass pyramid filled with exotic plants, bright flowers, a rushing...
7. Swampies, The : A popular nickname for the students and faculty of the North Side's Logan High School, which was built on top of the...  
8. Tyme Machine : An ATM or Cash Machine in Milwaukee-speak. If strangers are around and they hear you say, "I need to go to the Tyme...  

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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.

(noun) Traffic light maneuver associated with Pittsburgh. It is when a the first car in either direction waiting for a stop light is allowed to (or claims the right to) turn left before the car facing the opposite direction proceeds straight ahead.

When we see Canadian tourists, they are called 'the 905' due to their area code. The Canadian tourists are known to be bad drivers, bad tippers, and just rude.

A nickname locals use for Springfield. Contrary to its size, SpringVegas has something for everyone.