Washington December 20, 2017
7 Silly Sayings That Will Only Make Sense If You’re From Washington
Although the Pacific Northwest lacks a distinct accent, it is said that we do have our own language. For example, just try saying these seven expressions to someone who has never lived in Washington and watch what happens. The confused expressions will be a reminder that some phrases simply belong to us.
1. "The mountain is out"
Of course, that means that Mt. Rainier is visible through the crowds. But an out-of-stater is going to be very confused by this statement.
2. "A show at the Gorge in George"
The what in what, now?
3. "True to the blue"
Loyal Mariners fans will get this one... others, not so much.
4. "It's blue Friday"
Someone who isn't from Washington might think you're talking about seasonal depression, but wearing blue on Fridays is how we support our Seahawks.
5. "The Seattle freeze"
The Seattle freeze refers to the myth that it's tough to make friends when you move to the Emerald City. But of course, it sounds like something that happens in winter.
6. "It's geoduck season"
The geoduck is a very large, edible saltwater clam native to the Pacific Northwest. Those who aren't native to the PNW, understandably, will be confused if you mention them.
7. "Do the Puyallup"
Even though this is now called the Washington State Fair, "old school" Washingtonians will always call it The Puyallup Fair.
Washington has its own unique language, and the Evergreen State definitely has its own unique culture. Here are
a few of our undeniable truths.