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1. Brigham Young: Considered the "American Moses" for leading the Mormons in an exodus from the Midwest to the promised land in Utah...  
2. Great Salt Lake: Known for its great salinity, the Great Salt Lake is nearly uninhabitable with a few exceptions. It is the fourth l...  
3. SLC: Common acronym for Salt Lake City used in writing and in speech.  
4. Polygamy: Means having more than one spouse. The mainstream Mormon Church outlawed the practice in the 19th Century, but some...  
5. City of the Saints: Nickname for Salt Lake City  
6. Conference: The weekend-long meeting that is held twice a year by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). ...  
7. Scone: Usually a "scone" in local Utah restaurants and cafes is frybread (deep fried dough). It is often served with hone...
8. Happy Valley: Happy Valley refers to the Provo/Orem metro area. It can also refer to all of Utah county (in which Provo and Orem...  
9. Trax (or Tracks): The light-rail commuter train that runs throughout the Salt Lake Valley.  
10. Street Naming: All major streets in Salt Lake City are numerical grid and originate from Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City....  
11. Liquor Laws: Utah is incorrectly thought of as a "dry" state, meaning that liquor is prohibited or difficult to find. While thi...  
12. Delta Center: This is an out-dated name for the arena/concert/conference center where the Utah Jazz play. The current name of th...  
13. Church, The: Refers to the Mormon Church. Since Salt Lake City is the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day S...  
14. Marmalade District: Near the Capitol Hill area, the Marmalade District has been revitalized over the recent years. The people in this ...  
15. Gay Pride: Gay Pride, held the first weekend of June in Salt Lake City, is one of the largest Pride festivals in the Western U...  
 
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The old name for Albuquerque. The first 'r' was removed back in the 19th Century after Anglos had a hard time with the original Spanish pronunciation.

Freedom Cage is the brilliantly oxymoronic name given to the small chunk of asphalt designated as the place of protest outside the Pepsi Center for the Democratic National Convention. The place is separated from the main event by several rows of fences and is tucked away out of sight, effectively deterring any meaningful protest.

As the old adage goes: "Freedom isn't free." That's because it's caged.

Jersey slang for tourists.

No, it has nothing to do with the ancient civilization of Phoenicia, but is rather a nickname for a resident of Phoenix.

1. A supermarket shopping cart.

2. The vehicles in a race held by Carnegie Mellon during their spring carnival since 1920.