16 Unique Phrases You Definitely Heard Growing Up In Arkansas

Arkansas is a diverse state with many regions and a few different dialects. Within those dialects, though, are sayings that most of us are probably familiar with. I’ve compiled a list of things you probably heard all the time if you grew up in Arkansas. I’ve also included “handy dandy” translations for those who may not have grown up here. Let’s all just sit back for a moment and be grateful for the aunts, uncles, mamas, daddies, nanas, and papaws who taught us these glorious phrases. If you’re not from Arkansas, you’re welcome for the translations.

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For words Arkansans just don’t understand, check out this article. For words and phrases we all know, look at this one.

To have a good laugh about times Arkansas had a major fail, you’ll want to see this list.