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11 Words And Phrases People In North Carolina Just Don’t Understand

North Carolina has no shortage of slang words and even statewide dialect differences. From the mountains to the coast, we all speak with slightly altered accents, and we all have our own words and phrases that mean one thing to us – North Carolinian dialect. But what happens when we North Carolinians leave our safe zone and travel up north and out west? We might encounter a few words that just make absolutely NO SENSE to us Tar Heels…like these 11.

Well, I’ve officially entertained myself enough today while creating fake conversations in my head (and putting them on here). Have you encountered any of these words before, or have any you want to add to the list?

On the opposite end of the spectrum, here are 30 words and sayings ONLY North Carolinians understand.

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com