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31. Ian's Pizza: A pizza place that sells everything from black bean pizza to macaroni and cheese pizza. This very popular pizza pla...
32. CLEGS: CLEGS is the abbreviation for Crazylegs on the front of the 2008 Crazylegs tee shirts. The shirt, when worn in the ...
33. Segway Guy: Not a professor, just an old guy who takes classes at UW. He enjoys speaking German, smoking cigarettes and cannab...
34. Bone Zone: Speedway, a road that runs between two cemeteries connecting Regent Street to Mineral Point Road.  
35. Beltline, The: The Beltline is the main East/West route through Madison's south side. It stretches from I-90 on the East ending i...
36. Milwaukee Art Museum: Located right on the lake and is a major attraction for Milwaukee. The building was designed by the world-renown S...
37. Red Shed, The: A hole in the wall bar famous for long island ice teas served in a mason jar. Nowhere else can you get a huge serv...
38. Swampies, The: A popular nickname for the students and faculty of the North Side's Logan High School, which was built on top of th...  
39. madison.com: While useful. Not sure about the logo. Is this a russian province?  
40. You're among (drunk) friends: At Wisconsin Badger football games you'll see a number of different creative t-shirt messages. Many of them hold di...  
41. Five Guys: Five Guys is shorthand for Five Guys Burgers and Fries, a DC-area burger joint that expanded its reach to Madison i...
42. Za's Italian Cafe: Za's is an excellent place for Italian food on State Street. Za's serves fast-casual Italian food, not to be confus...  
43. Jump Around: "Jump Around" is not only the party smash hit by House of Pain, but is also a student section tradition at the Wisc...
44. Natt Spil: In Madison there are places to get something to eat and maybe have a drink. There are also places to have a drink a...  
45. Show and Blow: Although it sounds like something made up by a seventh-grade boy, "Show and Blow" is the official name of the new a...  
 
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A huge underground storage tunnel built to hold storm water runoff and sewage during heavy rains. The 19.4 mile long tunnel is located 300 feet below Milwaukee, ranges in in diameter from 17 to 32 feet, and holds 405 million gallons of sewage.

1. The improper way to pronounce Louisville (LOOuhville).

2. This is how an outsider would pronounce Louisville. Some outsiders who've been to Louisville will try to pronounce the city's name like a local out of respect for the local pronunciation, and even go as far as to correct people when they pronounce it "LOO-ee-vill." I usually point out to these people that King Louis XVI's name is most often pronounced "LOO-ee" and not "LOO-uh." That's not to say that the local pronunciation is wrong, but that "LOO-ee-vill" is certainly valid. Besides, in English we almost always alter the pronunciation of places to fit our particular language and/or pronunciation. For example, is "Germany" the locals' word for Germany? In Iraq do the locals call their country "eye-RACK" or "eye-ROCK?" Let me help you out--they don't.

Referring to something that was damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Hugo in 1989. The hurricane made landfall as a category 4 storm and did extensive damage to downtown Charleston as well as the northern suburbs of Mount Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, and Isle of Palms.

A nickname for Manitowoc for its location on Lake Michigan. I'm not sure why they it's capital with an '-ol' at the end--because I'm pretty sure Manitowoc isn't a building--but that's how it's spelled on the city's marketing literature, including the sign when coming into town.

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