A Unique Slang Term From Each State
March 13, 2015No Comments
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.”
(You can see the full list here.)