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1. Will the last person leaving Seattle please turn out the lights: Was posted on a billboard in the 70's (I think). Initially referred to all of the layoffs from Boeing in the 60's a...  
2. Space Needle: Designed for the 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle is a 605 foot tall tower in Seattle, Washington. The well-reco...
3. Public Market Center: Started in 1907, the Public Market in Seattle is one of the oldest farmer's markets in the United States.
4. SLUT: So it's officially the South Lake Union Streetcar but what fun is that? The SLUT is short for the South Lake Union...
5. F dub, The: A slang term that some use for Federal Way, a south suburb of Seattle.  
6. Homely Dames: Derogatory term for Holy Names Academy, an all-girls' school in Seattle. Can also refer to Holy Names students.  
7. Loser Cruiser: A nickname for the 174 bus between Seattle and Federal Way.  
8. Mountain Is Out, The: Since Seattleites live for gloriously sunny weather, this phrase typically is used to emphasize just HOW nice the w...  
9. Meet at the Troll: Refers to a well-known Seattle landmark. Located in the neighborhood of Fremont, the troll lives under the Aurora b...  
10. My oh my: Wrong not coined by him. He is credited for saying it a lot. His coined phrase was/is fly away.  
11. Ride the SLUT: The SLUT means "South Lake Union Trolley". The trolley is joked about in Seattle by its residents, due to the fact ...
12. Filthy: Filthy is a Seattle term that means 'cool'.  
13. Soviet Republic of Washington: James Farley, Postmaster under FDR, said in 1936, "There are 47 states in the Union, and the Soviet of Washington."...  
14. Coffee Crawl: A coffee crawl is like a bar crawl, but for coffeehouses. A local tour company, Seattle By Foot, stages these crawl...  
15. Ban roll-on building: The Second and Seneca Building is often referred to as the Ban roll-on building because its blue dome at the top re...  
 
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A nickname for the city of La Crosse itself. La Crosse is Wisconsin's main city on the western edge of the state. Also, it happens to be right up against the Mississippi, which is why many liken it to a coastal town (albeit facetiously).

The Hollywood sign has been changed to "Hollyweed" on a few occasions, once in the '70s after legislation that would decriminalize marijuana, as well as for a scene in a movie. Since then marijuana culture has defined LA through the prevalence of medical marijuana. People have tried to profit from the Hollyweed name by selling t-shirts with the silly moniker.

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".

Slang for a draft beer or the contraption that dispenses a tap beer. You may hear a Milwaukee resident walk in to a bar and ask if there are "any specials on tappers".

An old nickname for Knoxville for its former prominence in the textile industry. At one point Knoxville had 20 textile mills, but they started to close in the 1950's.