Maryland September 24, 2017
10 Silly Sayings That Will Only Make Sense If You’re From Maryland
There are some sayings you only learn after living in Maryland. Check out this list and see how many you’re guilty of using…
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1. What a bunch'a chicken neckers.
If you're not from the eastern shore, you're a chicken necker. This saying is said to originate from locals making fun of tourists, who use chicken necks to catch crabs.
2. How bout dem O's?
If you've never heard of the Orioles referred to as the O's, then you may not be from Maryland.
3. I'm headed downy oshun.
Going to the beach? Then you may have used this phrase a time or two.
5. Hey, Hon!
This classic saying is oh so Baltimore. It's used as a term of endearment.
5. Get me a Natty Boh.
I can't remember the last time I heard someone say National Bohemian. To Marylanders, this iconic beer is a Natty Boh.
6. Let's get a sno-ball.
No, we're not talking winter weather. A sno-ball is a summertime favorite in the Old Line State. Order marshmallow on top, and you can't go wrong.
7. Did you warsh your hands?
Locals have a habit of adding the letter R to words. Another common one is
8. You going to Naplis?
Say our state's capital a little too fast (or with a thick accent) and the word Naplis just may come out.
9. I'm from Merlin.
Honestly, I've heard Maryland pronounced so many different ways, it's hard to keep up.
10. Only in Bawlmer.
If something classically Baltimore happens, the expression
Only in Bawlmer is often used.
Are you guilty of any of these sayings? What would you add to the list? Feel free to share below!