Iowa July 28, 2017
10 Phrases That Will Make You Swear Iowans Have Their Own Language
Eventually they catch on, but these phrases may be a bit confusing to newcomers.
1. Could I get that with a side of ranch, please?
Ranch dressing, that is. Preferably a large cup.
2. Would you like some puppy chow?
No, we aren't asking if you'd like to eat dog food. It's a delicious treat made from Chex Mix cereal, peanut butter, melted chocolate, and powdered sugar. You'll love it.
3. Knee high by the fourth of July!
We're talking about our corn. So much corn...
4. Are you riding RAGBRAI?
You know, the cross-state bike ride that thousands of people from all over the country participate in.
5. Wanna play corn hole?
It's important that you say yes. Don't know how to play? Any Iowan would be happy to teach you.
6. Did you hear who the new pork queen is?
It's quite an honor, actually.
7. Let's take gravel.
We understand that taking the slow way home is often much nicer than the highway.
8. This year's butter cow is amazing.
We know that it's actually a cow sculpture made from butter. Unless you are an Iowan, the term butter cow may be confusing.
9. It's snowing! Hooray!
Snow days mean no school, cozy fires, hot chocolate, and a beautiful blanket of white over everything.
10. Sorry I'm late. I got stuck behind a tractor.
This happens everywhere. Even on the highway.
What are some other Iowan-only phrases?