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Chicago, IL
CrossTalk : To meet the French interpreters in Chicago, IL who when they spell out things, nothing will remain Greek to you, come...  
CrossTalk : To meet the French interpreters in Chicago, IL who when they spell out things, nothing will remain Greek to you, come...
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1. 2016 Olympics : Chicago is currently the leader for the 2016 Olympic bid. If the Olympics come to Chicago, then a temporary stadium...  
2. Bean, The : This has become the popular name for Millenium Park's famed stainless steel sculpture, "Cloud Gate." It was completed...
3. Brats : Other than being the food of choice for local sporting events, "Brats" also refers to "State Street Brats," the popular...  
4. Cars on State : A classic car show that takes place on State Street. Last year (May 12, 2007) was the first year. The next event is May...
5. Circle of Death : The road that circumnavigates the parking lot at Madison's West Towne Mall. Lanes are created and then merge together...
6. Coffee Regular : Coffee with cream and sugar.  
7. Dan Ryan : The Dan Ryan expressway is one of the busiest interstates in the city. The Dan Ryan cuts through downtown Chicago and...  
8. Down Cella : In the basement.  
9. Echo Burger : The Echo Tap has a flagship burger, the Echo Burger, that has a 1/4 lb. beef patty, a 1/4 lb. braty patty, two slices...  
10. Gay Street : One of the main streets in downtown Knoxville. Newcomers to the city usually get a seventh-grade-like giggle out of the...
11. Middlebury Hills CSA Farm : A Madison couple took an old farmhouse that had been abandoned for 47 years and turned it into the beautiful country...
12. N'at : Slang for "and that". There are even pizza places called "Pizza N'At"  
13. Porkopolis : A nickname for Cincinnati in recognition of its former status as a major pork industry center.  
14. Red Gym, The : Opened in 1894 as an armory and gymnasium for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Red Gym was declared a national...
15. Skyline Chili : Skyline Chili is a chain of restaurants in Cincinnati that serve chili. The restaurant was named after the Cincinnati...

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Nickname for Atlanta that comes from the generally sticky-hot weather in the city.

On July 30th, 2009, Harvard professor Robert Louis Gates and Cambridge police officer James Crowley had a private discussion (and some beers) with Barack Obama at the White House after Gates' famous July 16th arrest. This meeting has been called the "Beer Summit" by amused onlookers.

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.

1. This is a nickname for Green Bay that is used all over Wisconsin. This nickname refers to the success of the Green Bay Packers franchise that has won the most league championships in NFL history. Their record total is 12, which includes three Super Bowls (Super Bowl I in 1967, Super Bowl II in 1968, and Super Bowl XXXI in 1997).

2. The Green Bay Packers have won 12 NFL Championships (1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1997), which is the most for any team in the league.

(noun) Common term for hamburger in much of Maine, especially when used as an ingredient or topping (as in hamburg pizza).