Term for the organized carpooling system in San Francisco where carpoolers meet at a designated spot and share rides. Started in the mid 1970s when oil prices were sky-high, casual car pools are not run by an established organization, but are rather arranged ad hoc and continue on tradition. People involved will know the pickup and drop-off points, as well as the rules--the most important of which is that there's no money exchanged between drivers and riders.
The Drink - Booze/Alcohol
"he has a problem with the drink"
1. You may hear the locals refer to the Clinton Presidential Library this way. It does sort of resemble one.
2. I prefer "The Glass Doublewide."
It is a beautiful building though...
A nickname originally given to the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp by its Confederate prisoners. Hellmira can still be used as a derogatory term for the city of Elmira itself.
Local nickname for the off-price retailer "Ross Dress for Less." Ross Stores is headquartered in nearby Pleasanton, CA, and also operates dd's Discounts. Since these stores offer prices even lower than the Dress for Less stores, they call them "dd's," which stands for "deep discounts." Of course this makes the name redundant (Deep Discount's Discounts).