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1. America's Best Small Town : Money Magazine has consistently place Middleton at or near the top of the list of best small towns to live in the...  
2. Cafe Montmartre : CafĂ© Montmartre is a great little bar on East Mifflin, just east of the capitol. It's a pretty classy place, somewhere...  
3. Five Guys : Five Guys is shorthand for Five Guys Burgers and Fries, a DC-area burger joint that expanded its reach to Madison in...
4. Hubbard Avenue Diner : Hubbard's is a great diner and bakery in the heart of Middleton. They have all sorts of traditional diner food. They...  
5. Jump Around : "Jump Around" is not only the party smash hit by House of Pain, but is also a student section tradition at the...
6. Madhatter's : A bar that was a relatively frat-supported bar in the old University Square strip mall complex. The University Square...  
7. Middletonian : What someone from Middleton would be called.  
8. Natt Spil : Natt Spil is a great bar just down the street from the Great Dane in downtown Madison. The lighting is very dark and...  
9. 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...  
10. Za's : Za's is shorthand for "Za's Italian Cafe," the great fast-casual Italian restaurant on State Street. Za's offers fully...  
11. 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...  

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Since Seattleites live for gloriously sunny weather, this phrase typically is used to emphasize just HOW nice the weather was on any given day. It refers to clear blue skies--so clear, in fact, that you can see Mt. Rainer. Example: "Wasn't the weather amazing yesterday? The mountain was even out!".

In the midst of the debate over the Iraq war, a few US congressmen exercised their freedom to slight the French by renaming french fries and french toast in the congressional cafeteria. Enter "Freedom Fries".

A traffic light - otherwise known in other parts of the US as a stop light...

A mythical six-legged cat; the mascot of Conway High School.

The technical definition is an adjective used to describe something as cheap or inferior. New Yorkers use it as a term encompassing all of the souvenirs sold in Times Square that tourists take home with them to remind them of their trip to New York City. (I mean, what else would you call a melamine ash tray shaped like a yellow taxi?) AKA kitsch. Individual items of schlock or kitsch are known as tchotchkes.