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22 Survival Tips For Moving To The Midwest

Moving to Tornado Alley can be intimidating. Here are some tips to help you survive the culture shock.

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1. When they say "beg" you picture:

When in reality they mean

2. "Dinner" is what they call lunch, and "Supper" is their version of dinner

3. Translation time: "pop" is actually soda!

4. Midwest summers are ridiculously hot

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.. and wet. WHY IS EVERYTHING WET?!

5. Winters... well you now live in the Tundra.

6. Towns are identified by their water towers

and they get creative.
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and they get creative.

7. This is their version of "mountains"

8. Wrestling is just as big as football out here

9. Heat lightning storms are a thing

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and they are beautiful

10. Instead of Safeway's they have this:

11. Instead of Circle K's they have this:

And they are everywhere!
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And they are everywhere!

12. Psh.. Starbucks what? They have this:

But be prepared, Midwesterners like their coffee strong!

13. They watch this show religiously

14. Tornados to them are no big deal:

But for you:

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Where is the cellar?! Why aren't people running?! When does the cow fly by?

15. What you picture when they say "silo":

What them mean when they say "silo":

16. This is what most of their highways look like

Two lanes forever...
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Two lanes forever...

17. This is where most of their shopping is done

and there is always one within an hour or two drive
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and there is always one within an hour or two drive

18. "Speech" is a competition here

19. They have much knowledge of corn

20. They have captured happiness and put it all in one place

21. They have tons of summer festivals for everything!

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Butterfestival, Tulip Festival, Rhubarb Festivals...

22. Did I mention the ice?

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