10 Phrases That Will Make You Swear Missourians Have Their Own Language
By Liz Oliver|Published July 21, 2017
Liz is a Missouri native with a B.A. in English from Mizzou and a M.A. in Non-Profit Administration from Lindenwood University. She works for a STL metro-area community college and enjoys writing, traveling, and indoor cycling. Her true passion is forcing her encyclopedic knowledge of Missouri facts on uninterested strangers from across the globe!
Missouri is a melting pot of American dialects. We pick up a little bit from everywhere but still can’t agree with each other about how things should be pronounced. Overall, you will find that we have about four distinct dialects right here in our own state! We did our best to come up with 10 phrases you can hear in different parts of Missouri that will make you believe Missourians have their own language.