Everybody, depending on where you live, has certain slang phrases that they're proud of. Phrases from different parts of the United States are often hilarious and bizarre to people who don't live in those communities. But to the people within those areas - whether it be the south, the midwest, or the northeast - those phrases mean you're home.
For instance, if you're from where I grew up - Philadelphia - then you'll probably say "wooder" when you're talking about water. Yes, it's a pronunciation thing, but it's very specific to Philly.
But Philly isn't the only place with its strange jargon. Another place that is known for its very particular phrases is the Midwest. Midwesterners are a very particular group of people. If you're from the Midwest, you're probably super proud and have a lot of Midwest pride.
And there are definitely phrases that only midwesterners say. Keep reading to find out which phrases Midwesterners use the most!
Midwesterners have their own way of life.
There are certain things that only Midwesterners do...
For instance, "Ope."
It's a phrase that everyone from the Midwest is familiar with.
"Come with" is another Midwesterner phrase.
"Dontcha know we say 'ope' all the time?"
"Duck, duck, gray duck."
We live in MN. It’s “gray duck.” https://t.co/DEXf8fsMxE— Jill Hussong (@Jill Hussong)1559774351.0
Sometimes Midwesterners drop certain verbs.
Midwesterners call highways or freeways, "Expressways."
You won't hear a Midwesterner say "sneakers."
Soda is not soda. It is pop. End of discussion.
Hair ties=hair binders.This is one of the more unique ones. People from Minnesota and parts of the Midwest call hair ties, "hair binders."
Casseroles are "hotdishes."
"Oh, for..." is another popular Midwest phrase.
No, you're not drunk. You're "schnookered and schnockered."
Traffic lights have a different name in the Midwest...
If you don’t believe the perfect duo is a slice of Casey’s breakfast pizza and a chocolate milk then you should be… https://t.co/MT0MvGiw8V— Iowa Chill (@Iowa Chill)1560092033.0
The "sweeper" is the vacuum.
The 8 levels of midwestern anger 8. “Woah woah woah” 7. “Hold your horses” 6. “Jeez Louise” 5. “For Heaven’s sake”… https://t.co/wTAUkhXsyp— Midwest vs Everybody (@Midwest vs Everybody)1560079750.0
The accuracy hurts https://t.co/h1TxWmLTNZ— Midwest vs Everybody (@Midwest vs Everybody)1560038613.0
"Uff da" is another very unique Midwesterner saying.
You might be from the Midwest if.. https://t.co/Hod4y1McC5— Midwest vs Everybody (@Midwest vs Everybody)1559916541.0
"You betcha" is a staple of Midwesterner slang.
Could never imagine living in a world where you don’t one finger wave at your neighbors on the road— Midwest vs Everybody (@Midwest vs Everybody)1559657939.0
In the Midwest we don’t ask “Did you eat?” We ask “jeet?”— Midwest vs Everybody (@Midwest vs Everybody)1557417013.0
Going "up north" means "going camping."
we love midwesterners https://t.co/ufxVSUdWPL— justine (@justine)1560015602.0