A Unique Slang Term From Each State

March 13, 2015

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 There is a disclaimer on this list . . . it’s based on the opinions and research of one woman at Yahoo Travel.  So if anything’s inaccurate, blame her. 

 

The woman polled people all over the country to find a unique slang term from all 50 states.  Here are our 12 favorites . . .

 

 

Alaska . . . a “sourdough” is someone who’s lived there for a long time.

 

 

Connecticut . . . instead of a garage sale or yard sale, it’s a “tag sale.”

 

 

Florida . . . the slang is surprisingly southern, like, “She’s happier than a seagull with a French fry.”

 

 

Georgia . . . “that dog won’t hunt” means “something is suspicious.”  Which probably works for multiple southern states.

 

 

Indiana . . . even though it’s the Hoosier State, “hoosier” is used to describe someone who’s a redneck.

 

 

Iowa . . . instead of giving people wedgies, they call them “snuggies.”

 

 

Maryland . . . a “chicken necker” is a tourist trying to catch crabs.

 

 

Nevada . . . “pornslappers” are the guys on the Las Vegas strip slapping together strippers’ business cards to try to get people to take them.

 

 

North Carolina . . . people use “buggy” instead of shopping cart.

 

 

Rhode Island . . . instead of hot dog, they say “hot wiener.”

 

 

South Dakota . . . a “hotdish” is a casserole.  Which works in Minnesota and other Midwestern states too.

 

 

West Virginia . . . instead of Coca-Cola, they say “Co-cola.”

 

 

(Yahoo)

 

 

(You can see the full list here.)