13 Weird Side Effects Everyone Experiences From Growing Up In Ohio

Growing up in Ohio inevitably produces some strange side effects that not everyone’s going to understand — unless you grew up here too, of course. How do out-of-state visitors think YOU have an accent? What does it matter if you don’t know how many miles you live from Columbus if you just know how long it takes to get there? Do people actually stay home if it snows? The following are 13 weird side effects, thoughts and questions everyone experiences at one point or another from growing up in Ohio. See how many you can relate to:

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Can you relate to these? What side effects do you experience from growing up in Ohio? Let us know!

Can’t get enough of life in Ohio… except for those snowy days where you can’t help but complain that you’ve “had enough”? You’ll relate to these common complaints about life in Ohio.

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Growing Up In Ohio

July 05, 2020

Is Ohio a great place to live?

Are you kidding me? Ohio is a fantastic place to live! There is so much to see and do here, from the rolling hills of Amish Country to the colorful streets of our big cities. Whether you’re hiking through the only national park in Ohio or exploring our cultural foodie scene and indulging in pierogies, you’ll feel right at home in The Buckeye State.

What unique words and phrases do people in Ohio say?

We’re a talkative bunch in Ohio! Don’t be surprised if you hear unique words and phrases like “warsh,” “tennis shoes,” or “scooch over.”

Do Ohioans have any strange habits?

We sure do! Strange habits in Ohio include traditions like celebrating the annual OSU vs. Michigan game like a holiday and breaking out cornhole for any family gathering.

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