A nickname originally given to the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp by its Confederate prisoners. Hellmira can still be used as a derogatory term for the city of Elmira itself.
1. Tonic is the common generic term in Boston for soft drink.
An ironic reference to Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie's two-year school.
The Kumeyaay, also know as the Diegueños, are the natives of the San Diego area (and of the southwestern US and Northwestern Mexico). The Kumeyaay still have reservations in San Diego and in Baja California, Mexico, where they are called kumiai
Punxsatawney Phil is actually Pennsylvania's version of Jimmy the Groundhog. After all, Sun Prairie is the Groundhog Capital of the World.