1. Refers to the problems caused when I-93 was to be put under construction. There was a terrible allocation of funds, which caused many citizens to become infuriated with the city.
2. A massive underground highway project, the most expensive in U.S. history.
1. Beer coat:
(n) The cheap coat you now wear when you go to get drunk because you blacked out and left your nice coat somewhere the last time you went out. Also, could be the cheap coat you now wear because some sketch ball stole your coat while you were only buzzing at a house party.
Big-Z is the nickname of Chicago Cubs' pitcher Carlos Zambrano. The 6'5" native of Venezuela is one of the better pitchers in the game today and is one of the best hitting pitcher in the modern era with a career batting average around .240 and legitimate home run power.
As used in Pittsburgh, the word means "lately" or "currently" as in "The gas prices are outrageous anymore."
Slugging is a form of hitchhiking in DC that benefits both the hitchhiker and the driver. The driver can use the much faster HOV lane after taking on a passenger.