How Well Do You Know Midwestern Lingo And Slang?
People who live in the Midwest have a whole other way of living life. From taking their time to do the job right the first time to working hard every day, Midwesterners have shown they are tough and dedicated. They also have a whole other way of speaking. Do you know the meanings behind common Midewestern sayings? Take our quiz, and see if you would fit in with the warm and welcoming people from America’s heartland!
In the Midwest, cornhole is used to refer to:
- A person's mouth, typically when they need to shut it
- A party game that literally everyone plays
- A famer's tool for harvesting corn
When you are from the Midwest and you are thirsty, you might reach for a:
- Soft drink
If someone from the Midwest asks where the washroom is, they really mean which of the following?
- Locker room
If someone from the Midwest offers you puppy chow at a party, they are really doing what?
- Telling you that you are no better than a dog
- Asking if you would like to meet their pets
- Offering you a delicious snack made with cereal, chocolate, and peanut butter
Which of the following might you hear in a conversation with someone you haven't spoken to in a while?
- Howdy do?
- How's by you?
- How doing?
If you ask a Midwesterner where the nearest water fountain is, they might understand what you are saying, but what do they normally call water fountains?
- Town taps
- Water whistlers
While you might call them casseroles, people from the Midwest refer to these baked concoctions as what?
- Hot dish
If someone says, "jeet" to you, what are they really saying?
- Watch your feet
- How about this heat
- Did you eat?
What is a more Midwestern way of saying someone is drunk?
- They are plaster-faced
- They are three sheets to the wind
- They are schnookered
New Orleans might have King Cake for Mardi Gras, but what delicious delicacy do Midwesterners enjoy right before Lent starts?
While you may use a vacuum to clean your carpets and floors, Midwesterners call their vacuums what?
Which of the following is another name for traffic lights in the Midwest?
- Stop signal
- Red light
- Stop and go light
You may think of pasties as something you might see in a strip club, but pasties are also what to some Midwesterners?
- Fruit-filled pastries
- Savory meat pies
- People who need a tan
If you're from Minnesota, you've probably played this game in school:
- Duck, duck, goose
- Duck, duck, gray duck
- Cluck, cluck, chicken
We may attribute this phrase to a certain former Alaska governor, but it's a Midwestern saying, through and through.
- You betcha
- Ohh yeah
- Lipstick on a pig
If you're from Northern Illinois/Chicago/Indiana, you don't have a living room, you have a what?
- Family room
- Front room
- Parlor room
If you're a Midwesterner and you see a car with a headlight out, what is the first thing you say?
- Party lights!
What should be knee-high by the Fourth of July?
- Growing babies
If you win a meat raffle, you've actually won:
- Enough meat to feed your family for quite some time
- The Pork Queen crown
- A small herd of cows or pigs
Midwesterners love to end sentences with prepositions. Which of the following might you hear if you are being invited to go somewhere?
- Come with?
- Going to?
- Travel at?