Baltimore December 10, 2017
9 Words You’ll Only Understand If You’re From Baltimore
If you’re from Baltimore, then you likely grew up around these 9 words, and they seem completely ordinary to you. But for others, these regional words take some getting used to. Check em out, and let us know what you would add down below!
No, we're not just shouting out random letters. O's is short for Orioles.
A vintage hairstyle and a term of endearment. "Hey, hon!"
Pictured on the lower right, a coddie is a traditional Baltimore food that can be difficult to find these days. It's cod served with saltine crackers and mustard.
If you hear this while in Baltimore, don't fear. You are NOT about to be attacked by a flock of birds. It's just someone showing their appreciation for the Ravens.
In most other states, a snowball is only used when talking about snow. In Baltimore, it's a tasty summer treat.
6. Natty Boh
I honestly don't think I know anyone who uses the full term, National Bohemian. It's Natty Boh!
7. Chicken Box
It's literally a box of fried chicken, and it's the most hearty and delicious thing to order on the go.
If you know anyone who's old school Baltimore, they may have that famous, yet fleeting accent. This is wooder, not water.
Speaking of the accent, there's no place like home, aka Bawlmer.
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