Double UglyApril 21, 2015
Double Ugly Not an insult, but a type of fish — also known as an Irish Lord or a...
Out the RoadApril 20, 2015
Out the Road The area north of Auke Bay, but still on the 40 miles of road in Juneau.
XtraTufsMarch 18, 2015
XtraTufs Knee-high slip-on rubber boots. XtraTufs is a brand name, but this is a generic term for all Juneau...
The EmpireMarch 18, 2015
The Empire The daily newspaper in Juneau. Not like in “Star Wars.”
DolliesMarch 18, 2015
Dollies Dolly Varden trout, otherwise an old term for a hand truck.
DouglasMarch 18, 2015
Douglas A place, not a person. Refers to both the town and the island across the channel from downtown....
The ChannelMarch 18, 2015
The Channel Not a television network, but Gastineau Channel, that body of water between Juneau and Douglas. Doubles as...
The BridgeMarch 18, 2015
The Bridge There are lots of bridges, but “The Bridge” is the one downtown that crosses the channel to...
AlaskanMarch 18, 2015
Alaskan Simultaneously a person, place and thing, depending on the context. This is a bar and hotel in downtown...