A cluster of at least a half-dozen globally recognized chain eateries, hotels and retail stores, housed side-by-side in free-standing buildings. They are located in suburban areas and along the crossings of two or more major highways in rural areas. Franchise-ghettos thrive in areas of low population density that have heavy vehicle traffic. They generate lots of revenue but sap local communities of originality and diversity.
The Memphis suburb of Southaven, Mississippi is home to the "Goodman Rd @ I-55 corridor", a huge franchise-ghetto. This area of one square-mile features an Applebee's, O'Charley's, Outback Steakhouse, Holiday Inn, Hilton Garden, two McDonalds, Hampton Inn, Steak & Shake, Chik-Fil-A, Baskin Robbins, Edible Arrangements, Red Lobster, TGI Friday's, Courtyard Marriot, IHOP, Dunkin Donuts, Sonic, Burger King, KFC, Taco Bell, Popeye's, Longhorn Steakhouse, Over the Border... and others.
An individual who sneezes openly, obnoxiously and without restraint. Free-sneezers have no regard for the health or comfort of those around them. They're either unaware or simply don't care about the germ-ridden mist launched from their mouths at 100mph after an unhindered sneeze. Mist that can hover in the surrounding air for up to an hour.
You'll get sick going on road trips with Robert. He's a shameless free-sneezer.
Songs of undeniable soulfulness that are performed by musical acts composed of caucasion ancestry. This music exists mostly among the genres of soft rock, classic rock and smooth jazz.
Artists that might be considered producers of "vanilla soul" include: Grand Funk Railroad, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Boz Scaggs, Dave Koz, Justin Timberlake, Chuck Mangione, Lee Ritenour, The Doobie Brothers, Firefall, Gino Vannelli, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, James Taylor.
All natives of The State of Michigan, regardless of academic, athletic or corporate affiliation, WILL support all teams and organizations that are based in Michigan when pitted against those from outside of The Big Mitten.
1) Fans and alumni of the University of Michigan must support Michigan State University when the Spartans play the Ohio State Buckeyes, per provisions of "The Homeslice Treaty." Likewise when the Wolverines play Ohio State.
2) Per "The Homeslice Treaty", Central Michigan Chippewa fans must pull for the Eastern Michigan Eagles when EMU plays Toledo.
3) According to "The Homeslice Treaty" no Michigan native should own any motor vehicle that is not produced by a division currently under control of Detroit's Big Three automakers (General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler).
An individual who has sustained a life of failure in no fewer than seven areas unique to human existence. These areas include, but are not limited to, spirituality, intellectualism, fitness, optimism, family relationships, romantic relationships, philosophy, finance, career, philanthropy, academics. A true "7LL" is incapable of even portraying a general air of goodnaturedness.
Charlie Sheen is the Michael Jordan of seven-layer losers.