8 Common Words Iowans Use That Always Confuse Tourists And Outsiders

When you travel away from home, do people ever point out your accent, or the way you use Iowa slang? You’re not alone! In some ways, our Iowa slang is like a completely different language. Check out some of the best examples of our dialect and common phrases below.

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