Nickname for none other than Larry Bird, native of French Lick and one of the best basketball players of all time.
Honolulu's (as well as the rest of Hawaii's) area code is 808. People will sometimes say "representin' the 808" to identify themselves as Hawaiians.
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.
Citywide catastrophe rumored to have been started by the "O'Leary cow." As legend goes, the O'Leary cow kicked over a lantern in the O'Leary farm which started to spread throughout the city. Every building in the city, which was made out of wood then, was either damaged or destroyed with the exception of the Water Tower which stands to this day.
A very unique term to New Orleans for the median of a street. The Spanish and French, who effectively split the city in two, could do business on the "neutral ground" of city streets.