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1. RVA: The popular acronym of "Richmond, Virginia" created by VCU Brandcenter students as a symbol of local pride. It can ...
2. Va-Beach: Chic abbreviation for Virginia Beach, pronounced, "VABEACH."  
3. Great Bridge Blvd: Busy street in Chesapeake that has a relatively newer drawbridge, hence the name. Expect to be stuck in traffic wh...  
4. CPL: Stands for the Chesapeake Public Library. There are 7 locations, plus the Bookmobile that travels all over the cit...  
5. Sweetheart: As long as I've lived in this area every female is addressed as "sweetheart" and it is uttered by both males and fe...  
6. Sweet Gum Tree: Trees that grow all over this region. They produce these spiky seed pods that hang down.
7. Riverwalk Community: A great place to live in Chesapeake, VA. Not very large, but it has numerous houses and condos and presents itself...
8. Nor-fik: This is how Norfolk sounds when said by the locals. I have also heard it as [Nor-fuk], but i hear [Nor-fik] more of...  
9. Old Dominion: Shorter version of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, as well a nickname for the state of Virginia given by Charle...  
10. Word (werd): Popular response to just about anything and everything. Example; Person 1: "I just won tickets to the Redskins gam...  
11. Royal Lee Bar & Grill: An awesome dive karaoke bar in Arlington. This bar is a refreshing change of pace from the snooty bars in D.C. that...
12. Arlington National Cemetery: A national cemetary in Washington DC where many US soldiers are buried. It is also where the tomb of the unknown so...
13. Alexandria City: The City of Alexandria, an independent municipality in the state of Virginia, located six miles south of Washington...  
14. Alexandrian: You're from Alexandria, you say? Then you are an Alexandrian.  
15. Corner, The  
 
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Local derogatory nickname for Bainbridge Island.

A shortened form for Mall of America, standing for big, frickin' mall. See also: MOA.

Reference to the CTA trains, which run elevated from the streets.

1. Named after Claude Treme, the Treme (pronounced truh-MAY) neighborhood (often referred to simply as 'Treme') is the first free neighborhood of color in America. Treme is the location of Congo Square, where African folkways and music were permitted to flourish long before slaves were able to freely congregate anywhere else in the country. Treme is also the site of Storeyville, and is as close to any one place in New Orleans as can be considered the actual birthplace of jazz. Claiborne Avenue, which forms the northern border of Treme, was once the wealthiest African-American commercial district in the US, until I-10 was constructed in 1966. Today, Treme is still home to beautiful creole architecture, vibrant restaurants (like Dooky Chase, Lil Dizzy's, and Willie Mae's Scotch House), and live oaks. Louis Armstrong National Jazz Park is located in Treme, as is the Mahalia Jackson Theater of Performing Arts.

2. Treme is also the name of an HBO series to come out in 2010 about the neighborhood's ongoing rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Katrina. The series was created by David Simon, who also created the hit series "The Wire".

A (laughable) nickname for Seattle. Seattle is perhaps more aptly described as the Gateway to the Pacific.