How Well Do You Know Midwestern Lingo And Slang?
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?