Vermont September 28, 2017
13 Silly Sayings That Will Only Make Sense If You’re From Vermont
We’ve polled some native Vermonters from all over and gathered our favorite silly sayings in VT. It’s funny how phrases in the NEK don’t translate to Bennington County and Addison residents may not relate to St. Albans speak. There is a lot of variety in our little state! So be sure to add your favorite Vermont-isms in the comments and let’s have a little fun.
1. Jeezum Crow!
This is an old time Vermonter's favorite way of saying OMG.
2. Knee high by the 4th of July
This catchy saying is our way of knowing that the corn is growing on schedule. The saying may be old, but still stands true.
3. Sugaring Off
When you boil down 39 gallons of syrup to get one gallon of finished product. While the rest of the world says "Boiling off" we call it something a little sweeter. Also, think of a similar way of saying "What this boils down to is..."
4. You can't get there from here.
Ok, this may heard other places, but it's something we've all said more than once!
It's more than just a number... It's an badge of honor.
6. All weather tires... HA HA HA!
It's hard not to say "all weather tires" without following up with a laugh.
7. Were you born in Burlington?
Because Burlington isn't really considered Vermont. Also known as, "Burlington isn't part of Vermont."
8. Leaf Peepers
People who travel to Vermont to check out our foliage. Bonus points if you know what a long line of cars leaf peeping is called!
9. Mud Season
Otherwise known as Vermont's 5th season. It's a necessary evil we all endure.
These guys and gals have been in Vermont for generations, typically live in very rural areas, can fix anything and have some of the best stories you'll ever hear.
11. Door Yard
The part of the yard where humans most often enter the house. Not to be confused with "barn yard."
It's a soft serve ice cream, of course!
13. By the Jesus
A Vermonter's way of saying "I swear to God!"