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1)An area on the south side of Nashville Tennessee around Nolensville road, which very likely contains the largest Iraqi Kurdish population outside the Middle-East. Also home to many other immigrants from a wide variety of mother tongues, especially those who are spanish speaking.

2)Any other enclave where the largest ethnic group without it's own state has a strong presence
The Area around Little Kurdistan is a magnet for North African, Bantu, East Indian, Southeast Asian, Eastern European and Hispanic immigrants.
by Miskatonic Jack 2 January 12, 2011
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An ancient, clustered, European style harbor town in northern Essex County Massachusetts at the mouth of the Merrimack River (on the south bank.)

Known for clipper ship construction two centuries ago, it has a very long history of prosperity and decline and figured prominently in the HPL story "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" among other literary works.

In the last half century it has gone from slum to a wealthy place dominated by yuppies, and has some of the best preserved early 19th century urban architecture anywhere in North America.

But as someone already said, it has it's secrets... has had them for centuries.

More towns should be designed like Newburyport.
Newburyport has a long and rich history. Located on the south bank of the Merrimack River before it empties into the Atlantic Ocean, the area was originally inhabited by the Pawtucket Indians. It was settled in the 1630’s by European immigrants who founded the city of Newbury. The small port of Newbury was quickly settled and became a fishing and trading center with the rest of Newbury turning to agricultural pursuits.

By 1764, the port was so prosperous and densely settled that it broke off from Newbury to become Newburyport. Maritime trade fueled the city’s economy, sparking extraordinary building activity in the decades following.

In 1811, a catastrophic fire leveled the downtown. That event, coupled with restrictive federal trading policies and embargoes implemented in response to the War of 1812 and the national financial panic of 1816, resulted in the city’s economic downfall...

-From the C. of C. website
by Miskatonic Jack 2 February 26, 2011
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An omnipresent force in suburbia, or at least in most of it's residential neighborhoods.

A quasi-fascist governing board, often set up by a subdivision's real-estate developer, who strictly enforce such rules and building codes as...

-Grass must be kept watered, golf course green and closely manicured, even during times of drought and water shortages

-No one uses their yard to grow their own food

-No patch of land may be permitted to return to it's natural state

-No rooms or other additions may be permitted above or in front of the existing home

-No potter's shed or tool shed may be allowed anywhere on the property

-No yard ornaments

-No rain barrels

and so on.
The homeowners association says you can't put an addition onto the front of the house. They also said you couldn't add a 2nd level (which would keep any additional property from being paved over.) They said that the only place you could add on was the back (which paradoxically is the only yard anyone ever actually uses.)

To get another idea of what a homeowner's association is like, watch the 1999 episode of the X-Files by the name of "Arcadia."
by Miskatonic Jack 2 January 10, 2011
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Any neighborhood with a significant Vietnamese presence

e.g. the Southside neighborhood of Louisville KY & the Tenderloin District in San Francisco.

Many are a separate enclave within a larger, pre established Chinatown.
Texas, Northern and Southern California each have multiple cities containing one or more Little Saigon.
by Miskatonic Jack 2 June 26, 2010
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An area walkable by any able bodied person which is tied together by some common thread. It could be architectural, historical, cultural, functional... a hill, lake, pond, ditch, creek, school, shopping district, tower or other landmark the neighborhood is centered around, or a neighborhood association.
__________'s neighborhood was built between 1925 and 1935 and is centered on Chimera Hill, which it is named after. It has large and growing New Guinea Papuan-American population.

The office is on the fourth floor of the _________ building in the Tannery District, a neighborhood bordered by the Downtown (the office tower district) to the north, the Glassmaking District to the northwest, the Recording District to the northeast, Chinatown to the east, Ukranian Village to the west, Little Haiti to the southwest and Little Saigon to the southeast
by Miskatonic Jack 2 November 24, 2010
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AKA Twenty Hundreds, 20-Hundreds, 20 Hundreds, 20XXs, 20-00s etc
The period beginning in the year 2000 and ending in the year 2099.
Not to be confused with the 21st century (Twenty First Century, the period between January 1st 2001 and December 31st 2100), or the Two-Thousands (or 2000s the period which begins in the year 2000 and ends in the year 2999)
It is more than likely that humans will not have permanently colonized any of the areas outside of the Earth's atmosphere before the end of the late Twenty-Hundreds, which is a shame considering how overpopulated we will probably be by that time.
by Miskatonic Jack 2 October 23, 2006
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Yuppie scum comes in many forms. They tend to be separated from philistines by a greater income, a higher intelligence, higher education, and a greater appreciation of the arts. But any amongst these is not always the case.
But like the philistine, people who are yuppie scum are big time conformists and often times care little for the environment (unless they somehow feel that their momentary gain is significantly worth their efforts.) They are very materialistic, constantly overconsuming that which takes relatively little time to get tossed in the trash. Yuppie Scum buy, or build, a newer, larger house every two or three years or so, with little concern for the effect this has on the land (see McMansion.) They love, and are a driving force behind many of the demolition, renovation and anti "clutter" shows on such channels as TLC, HGTV, and sometimes even the Discovery Channel among others. If an older house exists that they buy, they will either tear it down to build a newer, larger house, or destroy anything that makes it distinctive (or as they see it, "dated".) They will also tear out bushes and trees that have been growing there for decades, generations even, and are still perfectly healthy! Yuppie scum typically care little for historic preservation. In fact, yuppie scum have done great damage by tearing down aeons old buildings in places like Nantucket, and replacing them with Tennis Courts etc. They can do whatever they want, they're rich.
Yuppie scum have a tendency to wear dull, conservative, buisinesslike attire. To see how yuppie scum like to dress, just watch Stacy and Clinton on What Not to Wear. They often drive large, pretentious, gas guzzling vehicles like Hummers.
Yuppie Scum is a varied and diverse group. They are usually
nouveau riche but can also be bluebloods.
Among them can be found many different groups, among them are:

Middle aged baby boomer men who diorced their 1st wives for a much younger trophy wife (see the Donald)

Soccer Moms (who are often trophy wives themselves) who drive up the price of gasoline with their huge SUVs, and somtimes breed like rabbits

"Homebuilders", real estate or property Developers and others who gain instant gratification and wealth from the rape of the land.

Anyone who lives by "Curb Appeal," "What Not to Wear," "Designed to Sell" and other similar programs.

Anyone on the wealthy side who is upwardly mobile and has only limited concern for those less fortunate or well off than themselves (except when an act somehow selfishly has an advantageous effect on themselves.)
Honda Elements may "fit" into the compact spaces in a parking lot, but they're not exactly compacts. Grr. How many times have I had to squeeze out of the door of my actual compact because an SUV has been parked too close to me by some yuppie scum?

-excerpt from a blog that I found
by Miskatonic Jack 2 October 25, 2006
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