A local motto in recent years used to promote the city’s eccentricity and diversity. It's featured on innumerable bumper stickers and t-shirts.
1. Flip-flops. Origin: the Spanish word "chancletas", meaning sandals.
Literally, "Is it not so?", a slurring of "ain't it, hey?". May be used after a statement of fact when one expects a response, reply, or nod of acknowledgement. Ex: "Dem Brewers is doin' good dis year, aina hey?".
The first of its kind in the United States, the general strike occurred citywide in Seattle after sufficient post-war concessions weren't made to Seattle's labor groups.
The Spanish (or Spanglish) pronunciation of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This neighborhood is largely Hispanic and, more specifically, Puerto Rican.