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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 popular--and relatively new--nickname for the city of Houston, which refers to “chopped and screwed,” an authentically Houston style of music.

Trustafarian is the portmanteau of the words "trust fund" and "Rastafarian". A trustafarian is typically an upper-middle-class white kid who attends school at Boulder who is wholly funded by his parents (whose fortunes are usually amassed through giant corporations) and talks of the evils of capitalism.

Paczki's are deep-fried Polish doughnuts which mark the beginning of Lent, and are most often consumed on "Fat Tuesday." Traditionally, these rich doughnuts were intended to use all of the forbidden lard, sugar, eggs, and fruit in one's house before the season of abstinence began. These flattened spheres are often dusted with powdered sugar or a simple glaze. Popular fillings include prunes, rose-petal jam, and apricot, though Paczkis can also be found with more common fillings such as Bavarian cream, raspberry jam, or custard.

Milwaukee-speak for clear soda, such as 7-Up or Sprite.

A nickname given to Santa Barbara because of its climate's resemblance to the Riviera's wonderful Mediterranean climate.