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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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The technical definition is an adjective used to describe something as cheap or inferior. New Yorkers use it as a term encompassing all of the souvenirs sold in Times Square that tourists take home with them to remind them of their trip to New York City. (I mean, what else would you call a melamine ash tray shaped like a yellow taxi?) AKA kitsch. Individual items of schlock or kitsch are known as tchotchkes.

An ironic reference to Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie's two-year school.

A hearty main course stew usually made with regionally sourced ingredients that include some combination of meats, onions, okra tomatoes, lima beans, and a copious amount of butter.

Many Missourians refer to their state as Misery, often refferring to the unpredictable weather.

The grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb, usually owned by the city.