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Fitchburg, WI
Fitchburg Plumbing Inc. : At the reputed Fitchburg Plumbing Inc. we specialize in residential plumbing services and beyond with garbage disposal...
Wisconsin's Recycling Leader : Yeah, and I can't find anywhere in fitchburg to recycle anything...  
Star Cinema : One of the newest (and best) theaters in the Madison area. On Hwy PD, Star has great theaters and is the only place in...  
Casa del Sol : the best food ever aswell as the serice our server oscar is the best ...we"ll be back  
Casa de Lara : Food at Casa del Sol sucked. I wouldn't have fed it to my dog. They comped my meal. The Las Vegas lounge singer was too...  
Knoxville, TN
KTown : A short version of the place name Knoxville. Written with a space (k town), a hyphen (k-town), or neither (ktown). Used...  
Frankenhooker or Frankenwhore : Your FRANKENWHORE you are talking about is my daughter. She comes from a very good family! None of you know her. She...  
Knoxvillian : "Knoxvillian" is what a Knoxville native is called.  
Charles Krutch Park : A cute little park in downtown Knoxville adjacent to Market Square.
Market Square : A cool historical square in downtown knoxville which is home to fun events, great food, and shops.  
La Crosse, WI
Roscoe's Vogue : Bar and Grill, American Restaurant, Happy Hour, Nightlife, Sandwiches, Pizza, Roasted Chicken, Lunch Specials, Dinner...
Trust Point : For more than a century, Trust Point Inc. has provided a full range of financial and advisory services to individuals,...
Pickerman's Soup & Sandwiches : Restaurant, Sandwiches, Lunch Restaurant, Lunch Catering, Sandwich Delivery, Soup, Salads, Dinner, Food, Sub...
Snob Hill : Snob Hill is a reference to the neighborhoods at the foot of Irish Hill, most often used by Central High School...  
Ark Game : Logan and Central, the two public high schools in town, compete in football every year for a wooden chest--or...  
Madison, WI
Otto's Sea Grill : Never letting our quality fall, at our seafood restaurant & full-service bar, Otto's Sea Grill in Freeport, NY, we...
Capitol Corn Popper : Capitol Corn Popper is the popular popcorn store in Madison, WI. Be it cheddar or canister popcorn, our gourmet...
Madison Moving Pros : Madison Moving Pros is your best choice for moving and relocation services. We offer help with residential moving,...
Borns Law Office : For your divorce, child custody cases, if you are not born to give up without a fight, contact our divorce, child...
Blackhawk Neighborhood : A neighborhood that is positioned in the middle of Madison and Middleton. Half of the neighborhood pays Madison tax...  
Milwaukee, WI
Lafyes Jewelry : Jewelry, Jewelry Store, Jewelry Repair, Watch Repair, Jewelry Design, Custom Jewelry, Engagement Rings, Diamonds,...
Lab Apollo : Offering from metal wall art to canvas printing, custom wallpapers at Lab Apollo in Milwaukee, WI, we are the wall dcor...
Crack Eliminator : Welding, Machine Shop, Steel Fabrication, Casting Cracks, Industrial Machining, Cast Iron Repair, Alloy Repair, Cast...
schneck : Pastries or sweet rolls from a bakery.  
eniso : Ain't it so  
 

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1. 13th Step, The : The 13th step of the State Capitol Building (on the west side) happens to be situated exactly one mile (5280 feet)...  
2. 30 Rack : A case of beer.  
3. 77 Square : The name of the free Madison paper that comes out every Thursday. 77 Square is produced by the folks at the Capital...  
4. Alcatraz : Alcatraz was a maximum security prison located on Alcatraz Island off of the San Francisco coast. Closed in 1963, it is...
5. America's Best College Sports Town : In 2003 Sports Illustrated started the trend of proclaiming Madison as America's best college sports town. Considering...  
6. Angelic, The : This is a restaurant, formally called the Angelic Brewing Co. The name has not changed, but they don't have their own...
7. Arrowhead Golf Club : A golf course that was "300 million years in the making." The ancient red sandstone rock formations jut out from this...
8. B & T : Shorthand for "Bridge and Tunnel," the term for people who make the commute to Manhattan via bridge or tunnel, but who...  
9. Bear Tooth Pass : The Bear Tooth Pass is the 30 mile stretch of highway between Red Lodge, MT and Yellowstone National Park's North East...
10. Beltline, The : Also known as Highway 12-18, the Beltline is a highway that stretches across an East-West axis along Madison's south...
11. Bernie Brewer : The official Mascot of the Milwaukee Brewers. He bears an uncanny resemblance to Robin Yount. At the very least he has...
12. Berthoud Pass : A mountain pass just west of Denver that is popular for back country hikers and skiers. Elevation is just over 11,000...
13. Best Damn Band in the Land : Also known as the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Marching Band. Also referred to as the "hardest working band in...
14. Big Mike's : Big Mike's is what many Madison locals still call Milio's Sandwiches. They changed their name a few years back. I...  
15. Boccali's Pizza and Pasta : A family owned and operated Italian restaurant two miles east of the heart of downtown. This is a local favorite with...
16. Boccali's Strawberry Shortcake : Seasonal dessert at Boccali's Pizza and Pasta restaurant made from fresh strawberries from the gardens out back. ...
17. Bone Zone : Speedway, a road that runs between two cemeteries connecting Regent Street to Mineral Point Road.  
18. Boot : A glass boot filled with beer served at the Essen Haus, Madison's German-themed bar and restaurant in downtown Madison...
19. Brat Fest : Johnsonville sponsors the annual "World's Largest Brat Fest". It is usually held Memorial Day weekend on Willow Island...
20. Breeder : A heterosexual person in gay culture.  
21. Brett Favre : I never thought I'd be associating Brett Favre with the Twin Cities, but he recently signed with the Minnesota Vikings....  
22. Bridge & Tunnel : Manhattanites refer to those who commute into Manhattan by bridge or by tunnel as "B&T"s, occasionally as an indication...  
23. Brocach : Brocach is Gaelic for "badger den" and Madisonian for "a great little Irish Pub on the Capitol Square." Brocach Irish...  
24. Brooknam : Combining "Brooklyn" and "Vietnam," this is a nickname for Brooklyn.  
25. Butter Jesus : This is one of the common nicknames for Solid Rock Church's enormous sculpture of Jesus Christ. Rising 62 feet high...
26. Capital City Trail : Bike path located on the east side of Madison, along Lake Monona, the Monona Terrace and continuing along the east side...
27. Capitol Centre Foods : A grocery store conveniently located near the UW campus. Also of great convenience to students is the delivery system,...  
28. Capitol Hill : The area's most prominent landmark, the Capitol building, perches here; the original architect decreed that no building...
29. Casa de Lara : Not to be confused with the Casa de Lara on State Street, Casa de Lara in Fitchburg is a nice, spacious (and authentic)...  
30. Castle, The : Built in 1855, the Smithsonian Institution's first building is known as the Castle. The building houses the...
31. Central Distressway : Nickname for the Central Expressway (or I-75) because of its horrible congestion.  
32. Chavez Ravine : The site of the current Dodger Stadium, this used to be a neighborhood made up of mostly Mexican-American immigrants. ...  
33. Chicago River : This river weaves through Chicago. Retractable bridges wind over the river, as it leads into Lake Michigan. The...
34. Circle of Death : The road that circumnavigates the parking lot at Madison's West Towne Mall. Lanes are created and then merge together...
35. CLEGS : CLEGS is the abbreviation for Crazylegs on the front of the 2008 Crazylegs tee shirts. The shirt, when worn in the...
36. Coastie : A University of Wisconsin student from the East Coast. These people can be found on State Street with puffy North Face...  
37. Crazylegs Classic : The annual Crazylegs Classic is an 8k (roughly 5 mile) run or a 2 mile walk. It starts on the Capitol Square and end on...
38. Crick : This is an alternate pronunciation for "creek". Older residents of La Crosse tend to prefer this way of saying it. The...  
39. Dane County Farmer's Market : The Dane County Farmer's Market is a larger producer only farmer's market. That means the people at the market actually...
40. David Chang : Bon Appetit and GQ magazine's 2007 "Chef of the Year," David Chang is New York City's most talked-about chef at the...  
41. Deep Tunnel : A huge underground storage tunnel built to hold storm water runoff and sewage during heavy rains. The 19.4 mile long...  
42. Doerferville : On a highway outside Verona there's a sign in front of a house that says "Doerferville Population 14." When riding by...
43. Down Cella : In the basement.  
44. Downtown : The central business district of Los Angeles, almost an entire city in its own right.
45. DUMBO : Recently becoming trendy, this is an area of Brooklyn just over the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges from Manhattan. The...
46. Eat Cheese! Fondue! : Parents at Badger games tell their young ones that the student sections are yelling "eat cheese" and "fondue" at one...  
47. Echo Park : A district of Los Angeles, northwest relative to the downtown area, that was the original center of the film industry...  
48. El Gran Burrito : 24-hour authentic Mexican street food in a big outdoor kitchen and patio the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Vermont...
49. Epicoolaid : Epicoolaid is a cutting reference to Epic Systems' tight-knit company culture. Epic employees are often accused by...  
50. Executive Residence : Perhaps better known as the Governor's Mansion, the Executive Residence has housed Wisconsin's governor (currently Jim...
51. F dub, The : A slang term that some use for Federal Way, a south suburb of Seattle.  
52. Fish Bowl : The Fish Bowl is a famous drink at the downtown bar Wando's. As the name suggest, it is served in a fishbowl. I'm not...  
53. Five Guys : Five Guys is shorthand for Five Guys Burgers and Fries, a DC-area burger joint that expanded its reach to Madison in...
54. Flying Biscuit : A popular brunch spot, worth the wait, for the delicious biscuits, and enormous menu.  
55. Fraternity Row : The row of fraternities and sororities on Langdon Street on the University of Wisconsin Campus. Langdon street runs...  
56. Freakfest : The official name for the downtown celebration of Halloween in Madtown. The event takes place on State Street. The cost...
57. Fromagination : A specialty cheese market located on the Capitol Square featuring Wisconsin Artisan Cheesemakers as well as other fine...  
58. Fulton Ferry Landing : Great views of Manhattan from this Brooklyn location on the water at the end of Old Fulton St. It's at the base of the...
59. Gay Street : One of the main streets in downtown Knoxville. Newcomers to the city usually get a seventh-grade-like giggle out of the...
60. Giant Snowball : During the wee hours of December 9th, 2009, after the bars closed, a bunch of young locals created a gigantic snowball...  
61. Golden Gate Bridge : completed in 1937, it is a world famous suspension bridge with connects the northern tip of the San Franciscan...
62. Grainger High : This is a cutting, yet endearing, reference to the Wisconsin Business School's Grainger Hall. The term likens the...
63. Grandad Bluff : A great big bluff that overlooks the city of La Crosse. At the edge of the bluff there's a great lookout where you can...
64. Grateful Red : This is a nickname for the student section at Wisconsin Badger basketball games.  
65. Habaneros Mexican Grill : Casual Mexican restaurant. Offers burritos and tacos. Try the habanero salsa, hot and good!  
66. Homely Dames : Derogatory term for Holy Names Academy, an all-girls' school in Seattle. Can also refer to Holy Names...  
67. Hotdish : A baked casserole dish that is commonly eaten in Minnesota homes. Popular varieties include Tator Tot hotdish, Party...  
68. Hotlanta : Nickname for Atlanta that comes from the generally sticky-hot weather in the city.  
69. Ian's Pizza : A pizza place that sells everything from black bean pizza to macaroni and cheese pizza. This very popular pizza place...
70. Ill Mill : The Ill Mill is a nickname for Milwaukee used by the younger crowd. It's more often used in an endearing way than a...  
71. IMOO : A term referring to the Ironman Wisconsin Triathlon held the Sunday after Labor Day in Madison, WI. Most people refer...  
72. Isthmus : Normally a small strip of land that separates two bodies of water, 'isthmus' often refers to the city of Madison...  
73. Jolly Bob's : A nice little restaurant and bar on Willy Street. They specialize in Caribbean cuisine and have a small dance floor...
74. Jump Around : "Jump Around" is not only the party smash hit by House of Pain, but is also a student section tradition at the...
75. Keep Austin Weird : A local motto in recent years used to promote the city’s eccentricity and diversity. It featured on innumerable bumper...  
76. KTOL : KTOL stands for "Kwik Trip on Losey." Kwik Trip is a chain of gas stations/convenience stores in Wisconsin, Minnesota...
77. Lake Delton Dam Disaster : The Lake Delton Dam Disaster occurred on Monday, June 9, 2008. After days of thunderstorms spawned tornadoes and...
78. Lake Wingra : The smallest of the Madison chain of lakes. It is a no wake lake and only allows motors during the week. The lake is...
79. Leaky Beer : The culmination of all run off and spillage from the beer vendors at a Madison Mallards game. The extra beer runs down...  
80. Los Feliz : A Los Angeles district north of Hollywood that houses Griffith Park and several other historical landmarks. ...
81. Loser Cruiser : A nickname for the 174 bus between Seattle and Federal Way.  
82. Lou, The : Not to be confused with the Loo, The Lou is a slang term for St. Louis.  
83. Mad : Mad is a prefix added before a word to indicate it is somehow related to Madison, WI.  
84. madison.com : Madison.com is the main media site for Capital Newspapers, which owns both the Wisconsin State Journal and the Capital...  
85. Marquette Neighborhood : The Marquette Neighborhood is known throughout the region for its eclectic residents, historic architecture, fine...
86. Meet at the Troll : Refers to a well-known Seattle landmark. Located in the neighborhood of Fremont, the troll lives under the Aurora...  
87. Mifflin Street Block Party : A huge party on Mifflin Street that attracts thousands of partygoers every spring. The party is a tradition that goes...
88. Minny : A slang nickname for Minneapolis.  
89. Mock Chicken Leg : A favorite food of kids in the Milwaukee Public School System (MPS) and a Milwaukee classic! Pork shaped into a form...  
90. Momo, The : Slang for Café Montmartre, a great place for food, drink, and live music--sadly, now closed.  
91. Mound City : A nickname for St. Louis, originating in the Native American burial mounds that were once common to the...  
92. Mountain Is Out, The : Since Seattleites live for gloriously sunny weather, this phrase typically is used to emphasize just HOW nice the...  
93. Muh-Wahh-Kee : This is how a true local will pronounce Milwaukee.  
94. Muramoto : A great Japanese restaurant located just off the capitol building in downtown Madison. Muramoto recently moved a block...
95. My oh my : Coined by Dave Niehaus, voice of the Seattle Mariners since 1977.  
96. New York Stock Exchange : The largest stock exchange in the world. The trading floor is located at 11 Wall St. The main building, at 18 Broad...
97. Noodles : Short for Noodles & Company, a pioneer in the fast casual food segment. Noodles opened up its second ever restaurant in...
98. Northeastah : Very bad windy storm spinning off the coast causing ferocious northeast winds. EX: "Mary, get the shovels outta the...  
99. Ogg Hall : Also known as the 'ghetto', Ogg Hall is one of the three main Southeast dorms at the University of Wisconsin. It is the...
100. Onion, The : Originally founded by two UW-Madison undergrad students in 1988, The Onion is "America's Finest (fake) News Source."...
101. Pedicab : This is a name commonly used for bicycle rickshaws that generally transport tourists around the city. The "driver"...
102. Piccolissimo : Piccolissimo is a jazz group that includes famous State Street piccoloist Tom Ryan. Ryan, otherwise known by nicknames...  
103. Pizza-subway price correlation : Theory that the standard price for a slice of cheese pizza moves in lockstep with the price of one subway ride, though...  
104. Potter's Crackers : Made in Madison, Potter's Crackers are fast becoming famous with the foodie crowd. These organic artisan crackers pair...  
105. Rathskeller : The Rathskeller is a German themed area of Memorial Union. It is great place to watch bands, study and even drink beer....
106. Red Shed, The : Selected as the "best dive bar" or the "dirtiest dive bar" by the UW student newspaper "The Badger Herald," the Red...
107. Rodeo Drive : The three blocks between Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards are one of the most famous-and most expensive-shopping...
108. San Diego Zoo : The San Diego Zoo is one of the nicest and most progressive zoos in the world.
109. Sarah Palin : Sarah Palin was the Wasilla mayor from 1996 to 2002. She was elected governor of Alaska in 2006 and has been wildly...  
110. Satan's Steed : Satan's Steed is one of the nicknames of the blue horse sculpture just outside of the Denver International Airport. The...
111. Sausage Race : The Sausage Race is one of my favorite parts of a Brewers game. The race, sponsored by Klement's Sausage Company,...
112. Scanner Dan : A guy, "Scanner" Dan Mathison, who hangs out in downtown Madison with a police scanner at his hip. Scanner Dan is still...
113. Sconnie : An adjective used to describe something that is Wisconsin-like, or a noun that simply means Wisconsinite. Wisconsinites...
114. Seafair : A summer festival beginning every year in early July that inspires a number of city-wide celebrations attributed to...
115. Segway Guy : The Segway Guy, who claims to be a professor at the UW, rides his segway scooter all over campus, taking any...
116. Shot Heard 'Round the World : This is the baseball version of the phrase usually reserved for shots that start wars (like the American Revolution and...  
117. Show and Blow : Although it sounds like something made up by a seventh-grade boy, "Show and Blow" is the official name of the new...  
118. Silver Lake Reservoir : Named after Herman Silver, a member of LA's first Board of Water Commissioners, this is a Department of Water and Power...
119. Slugging : Slugging is a form of hitchhiking in DC that benefits both the hitchhiker and the driver. The driver can use the much...  
120. SLUT : So it's officially the South Lake Union Streetcar but what fun is that? The SLUT is short for the South Lake Union...
121. Smurf Turf : "Smurf Turf" is a common nickname for Bronco Stadium at Boise State University. It is the only blue astro-turf field in...
122. Snob Hill : Snob Hill is a reference to the neighborhoods at the foot of Irish Hill, most often used by Central High School...  
123. Sophia's Bakery and Cafe : Only open on weekend mornings, Sophia's is a tiny little breakfast place consisting of a kitchen, a counter and a few...
124. Sorority Strip : Sorority Strip is one of the nicknames for the heavily Greek (frats and sorority Greek) neighborhood formed by Langdon...  
125. Stinkin' Lincoln : A childish reference to Lincoln Middle School, often employed by cross-town rivals enrolled in Longfellow Middle School...  
126. Sundance 608 : The Sundance 608 (for Madison's area code) is the Hilldale Mall's new indy film theater. Go to this Sundance theater...
127. 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...  
128. Tehrangeles : A nickname for Los Angeles, which has a large Iranian population, especially in West Los Angeles and Beverly...  
129. Terrace Chairs : The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica terrace...
130. Terrell Fletcher : Terrell Fletcher was one of the two great running backs (Brent Moss being the other) on the 1994 Badger Rose Bowl team...  
131. Three Way : Spagetti topped with chilli and shredded cheddar cheese.  
132. Treme : Named after Claude Treme, the Treme (pronounced truh-MAY) neighborhood (often referred to simply as 'Treme') is the...
133. U Dub : Slang term for the University of Washington.
134. Underground Printing : Underground Printing is a company that specializes in custom-made t-shirts and and other apparel. The company has a...  
135. Virgin Vault : The virgin vault was the former all-female Elizabeth Waters dormitory at the University of Wisconsin. It has recently...
136. WaHo : The best place in Atlanta to get late night waffles and hashbrowns- smothered, covered, and diced.  
137. Wedge, The : The northernmost uptown area.  
138. Weinermobile : Oscar Mayer's "Weinermobile" tours the country, and was recently sighted on the Capitol Square in Madison on Saturday,...
139. Wet or dry? : Question from an Italian beef vendor about whether you would like it dipped in the juice or not.  
140. Where did you go to high school? : the most commonly used question in stl; the first thing people ask when they meet you.  
141. White Soda : Milwaukee-speak for clear soda, such as 7-Up or Sprite.  
142. Wienermobile : Oscar Mayer is headquartered in Madison, making a Wienermobile sighting a fairly common occurrence.
143. Will the last person leaving Seattle please turn out the lights : Was posted on a billboard in the 70's (I think). Initially referred to all of the layoffs from Boeing in the 60's and...  
144. World's Largest Six Pack : Constructed in 1969, the World's Largest Six Pack belongs to the City Brewery in La Crosse, Wisconsin. According to the...
145. You're among (drunk) friends : At Wisconsin Badger football games you'll see a number of different creative t-shirt messages. Many of them hold...  
146. Za's Italian Cafe : Za's is an excellent place for Italian food on State Street. Za's serves fast-casual Italian food, not to be confused...  
147. Zip Code Guy, The : A regular addition to Pearl Street's variety of performers who apparently knows every zip code in the entire world, as...  

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