Missouri October 31, 2016
11 Words And Phrases People In Missouri Just Don’t Understand
When it comes to some type of words, you may as well be speaking a different type of language in Missouri. Though America is a predominately English-speaking country, you’ll still find some words that hold different meanings to others depending on what region of the country they’re living in. Here’s a few that tend to confuse people in Missouri.
When it comes to the bridge that crosses over a road, we Missourians like to call it a "viaduct," not an "overpass."
Pass the what? We call it a remote control. A clicker just sounds like something you'd click to annoy someone.
In Missouri, we like to play corn hole. Not entirely sure why other states prefer to call it, "Bags."
I'm originally from Chicago, so I still call it pop. But everyone I've come across in Missouri refers to it as soda.
5. Highway 64
Well, technically that's what that particular highway is called. But most St. Louis people refer to it as the "Farty." Translation: Forty.
6. Paper bag
Missourians carry their groceries in sacks, not paper grocery bags.
It's a sub or a sub sandwich, for us. But most of the time, we prefer pulled pork or burnt end sandwiches, anyways.
There's only one way to perfect ravioli, and that's by frying it. Fried ravioli was invented in St. Louis and its crispy exterior tastes so much better than an ordinary slippery stuffed noodle.
This word seems to be more popular in huge cities like New York. However, in Missouri, we just call them liquor shops or convenient stores.
10. Hot dish
Apparently, this style of baking in a large, deep dish is referred to as a "hot meal" in North Dakota. But around here, we call it a casserole.
If someone asks a Missourian where to buy some thongs, we'll probably lead you to Victoria's Secret, not to a swim store. That's because we only call those type of summer shoes, sandals or flip flops.
What do you think? Are there any other types of words or phrases that you just don’t quite understand? Let us know!