10 Words You'll Only Understand If You're From St. Louis
By Nikki Rhoades|Published January 06, 2018
Nikki is a lifelong Ohioan with a love for literature. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Akron and has enjoyed publishing her written work since 2007. She has a love of travel and does so frequently, though she believes that home is where the heart is — she continues to work in and around Cleveland as a digital content specialist to this day, working on everything from commercial scripts and social media posts to grassroots marketing initiatives.
Here in St. Louis, locals certainly have their own language. Our vernacular may have many words that are familiar to other English speakers, but they don’t mean what the average out-of-towner would expect. If you know exactly what these words are referring to, you’re definitely a lifelong St. Louisan:
We certainly use a language that’s uniquely our own here in The Gateway City, and we’re okay with that. St. Louis is a melting pot of influences, so it is only natural that a whole dialect would be born out of that!