Depending on where you live in the U.S., certain words and sayings have completely different meanings. Here are 15 words, or sayings, a TRUE Nevadan has heard (and used) time and time again–while definitely understanding the meaning:
Of course the pronunciation MUST always be correct!
Nevada is made up of mostly desert, making its landscape and climate quite unique compared to other areas of the U.S.
Many UFO sightings have occurred in Nevada, and the Extraterrestrial Highway will lead you to Area 51 , a secret Air Force test facility where many of these unidentified objects have been spotted.
4. Wedding Chapels
Nobody can think of Nevada without "Wedding Chapels" coming to mind. After all, Las Vegas is known as the "Wedding Capital of the World."
5. "The City of Entertainment"
And with endless entertainment options, Las Vegas is also known as "The City of Entertainment."
6. Dry Heat
It may be 112 degrees in Nevada, but it's still a dry heat--something many other U.S. states never experience.
7. Ghost Towns
There are countless ghost towns located throughout Nevada. Some are popular tourist spots, while others have sadly been forgotten.
Nevada is home to the BEST all-you-can-eat buffets! Sure, buffets can be found in other states, but they don't even come close in comparison to the ones found here in the Silver State.
Practically every U.S. state has mountains, but what makes Nevada special is the fact that it's the most mountainous U.S. state.
Participant attendees of Burning Man, an annual gathering that takes place at Black Rock City, are known as "Burners."
11. Free Parking
Free parking is common throughout Nevada, especially outside casinos.
Nevada is one of the most haunted U.S. states, with many of the hauntings occurring in Virginia City.
13. "The Biggest Little City in the World"
The city of Reno, which started out as a small river crossing, is now filled with many casinos and restaurants, providing lots of entertainment for locals and tourists.
Nevada might be known as the "Silver State," but it currently mines about 79% of the gold in the U.S.
15. Nevada Day
Nevada Day, which takes place in Carson City on the last Friday in October, commemorates the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on October 31, 1864.