Missouri June 11, 2015
10 Words You’ll Only Understand If You’re From Missouri
Every state has its own slang and Missouri is no exception. We even have regional slang that varies from Kansas City to St. Louis down to the Ozarks. Have you heard any of these?
Otherwise commonly known as a redneck.
This is the interstate referred to by non-Missourians as forty-four.
3. Warsh (The 'R' Is Very Hard)
This is the way we warsh our clothes, warsh our clothes, warsh our clothes. This is the way we warsh our clothes so early in the morning.
Interstate 64 was highway FORTY until 1988. If you are from Missouri it will forever be highway farty.
5. Put Out
If you are put out and from Missouri, you are likely to be ticked off, angry or mad.
Not Pepsi, pop or Coke. In Missouri, anything carbonated is soda.
This is how folks from Missouri order ice cream in a dish with hot fudge.
Not a bag, Missourians carry their groceries home in a paper sack.
Often heard in the optimistic phrase, "If the Lord is willin' and the crick don't rise." Visitors won't always find creeks but there are plenty of cricks, especially in the Ozarks.
This 25 cent denomination of American currency is pronounced with an "a", not an "e", at the end.
We know there are many more Missouri-specific words and pronunciations. Which ones drive you batty? What words do you have to explain to your out of town guests?