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31. VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University, a public university that is the largest (both public and private) in Virginia wi...
32. Sic itur ad astra: The motto of Richmond, which is Latin for "thus one goes to the stars".  
33. Richmonder: One who is from Richmond, or who lives in Richmond, is a Richmonder.  
34. Museum District: An area located directly west of the Fan district. It is named for being anchored by two large museums, the Virgini...
35. Jackson Ward: A historically African-American neighborhood and National Historic Landmark District located to the north of Downto...
36. Monroe Ward: Another way to describe the area east of the Fan district and west of Downtown Richmond. It's borders are Broad Str...
37. Scott's Addition: In what can be characterized as a mostly industrial and commercial area just west of the Boulevard and north of Bro...
38. Oregon Hill: Bounded by the Downtown Expressway to the north, Belvidere Street to the east, the James River to the south, and hi...
39. Shockoe Slip: Historic Shockoe Slip is a neighborhood tucked in the southeast corner of downtown, divided from the neighboring Sh...
40. Shockoe Bottom: Divided from Shockoe Slip to the west by Interstate 95, Shockoe Bottom is on an elevation that is lower than the re...
41. Manchester: "Old Town" Manchester is the area south of Downtown Richmond, across the James River. It was formerly a city of it'...
42. Downtown: The commercial heart of the city is characterized by a dense collection of skyscrapers overlooking the flowing Jame...
43. Capitol Square: The area that surrounds the State Capitol building is known as Capitol Square. Monuments, statues, and a bell tower...
44. Court End: A historic neighborhood that was developed during the Federal era of the nation, when the capital was moved to Rich...
45. Church Hill: Rising up above and to the east of Shockoe Bottom is Church Hill, named for it's high elevation and the historic St...
 
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A person so transfixed by gambling machines that he or she becomes virtually oblivious to the rest of the world.

The native Rhode Islanders' reference to the hordes of tourists from Massachusetts who swarm their beaches each summer.

New Orleans cemeteries (due to the high water table, people in New Orleans are buried above ground).

A Cajun American play on the word "go", which derives its orthography from French influence in the area. You'll often see the word used in reference to Louisiana sports teams, as in "Geaux (LSU) Tigers" and "Geaux (New Orleans) Saints".

Very bad windy storm spinning off the coast causing ferocious northeast winds. EX: "Mary, get the shovels outta the cella, looks like we're in for a northeastah tonight".