1. The colored (orange, yellow and green) metal chairs outside at the Memorial Union Terrace. You can buy replica terrace chairs in the store inside the union in red and white, but not in the colors outside (though students have been known to steal the real ones as college souvenirs to remember happy times drinking and socializing on the terrace). People have gotten "busted" for having them out on porches and balconies where their thievery is on display.
2. For me, the chairs represent the center of the Universe. I have traveled all over the world and have met people who know the chairs. Just this last weekend I introduced my 8 year old to the chairs. We relaxed in them and enjoyed a cool beverage while watching the boats on the lake and listening to reggae.
3. The terrace chairs represent some of my fondest memories at UW. I spent many a day sitting in them, looking out over the lake and pretending to study. The terrace chairs are quintessentially Madison.
4. Sure, the terrace chairs are emblematic of UW-Madison, and perhaps Madison as a whole, but nobody ever assesses their comfort. I find them quite uncomfortable.
The young woman who serves as Minnesota's state dairy princess wears the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a name selected in a Department of Agriculture contest over fifty years ago. Princess Kay is crowned each August the night before the opening of the Minnesota State Fair, and she makes appearances not only during the Fair's 12-day run, but all year long. She is generally the daughter of dairy farmers. While at the fair, both Princess Kay and the runner-ups sit in a refrigerator in the Empire Commons building and have a replica of their head sculpted out of butter.
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.
A rather obvious variation of "Rabobank", a Netherlands-based banking group that failed to change its name upon entering the Southern California market where it sounds as if the bank wants people to steal its money. 'Rabo' is also an informal word in Spanish for 'tail' (as in an animal's tail).
The linguistic term for the Bostonian tendency to leave out an 'r' when it precedes a consonant or is at the end of a word.
For example, "I just parked the car" would sound like [I just pahked thah cah]