12 Phrases That Will Make You Swear Idahoans Have Their Own Language

There are many things that make Idahoans unique, including our speech. If you’ve visited Idaho or moved from out of state, it’s likely you’ve heard a few phrases that have made you wonder. Don’t worry, though – Idahoans are also known for their friendliness, so you don’t have to worry about us giving you a hard time if you don’t know what these things mean. Unless you pronounce Boise as Boy-zee…then we’ll probably get a little nasty. Check out these common Idaho sayings and see how many you use.

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Are there any other slang words or phrases unique to Idaho that should be on this list? Comment your suggestions below!

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