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17 Everyday Words That Mean Something Totally Different In Kansas

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1. "Tornado"

What it means everywhere else: A destructive, dangerous spinning vortex of violent wind that can knock out entire towns.What it means in Kansas: A spectator sport.
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What it means everywhere else: A destructive, dangerous spinning vortex of violent wind that can knock out entire towns.

What it means in Kansas: A spectator sport.

2. "Farmer"

What it means everywhere else: Someone who only wears overalls and straw hats, blasts Travis Tritt 24/7, and refers to their partner as “ma” or “pa."What it means in Kansas: A regular person who farms for a living and is also somehow related to you...and only blasts Travis Tritt on occasion.
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What it means everywhere else: Someone who only wears overalls and straw hats, blasts Travis Tritt 24/7, and refers to their partner as “ma” or “pa."

What it means in Kansas: A regular person who farms for a living and is also somehow related to you...and only blasts Travis Tritt on occasion.

3. "Meat" and "BBQ"

What it means everywhere else: Something you treat yourself to every once in a while.What it means in Kansas: Something you eat for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and midnight snack.
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What it means everywhere else: Something you treat yourself to every once in a while.

What it means in Kansas: Something you eat for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and midnight snack.

4. "Allergies"

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What it means everywhere else: Something that gives you the sniffles a few times a year.

What it means in Kansas: Full-face congestion paired with 50 sneezes every day from spring to fall.

5. "Thunderstorm"

What it means everywhere else: Peaceful rainfall with a few distant claps of thunder that you can fall asleep to. What it means in Kansas: 70 mph winds, hail the size of softballs, and a totaled car.
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What it means everywhere else: Peaceful rainfall with a few distant claps of thunder that you can fall asleep to.

What it means in Kansas: 70 mph winds, hail the size of softballs, and a totaled car.

6. "Mountain"

What it means everywhere else: Majestic, snow-covered peaks.What it means in Kansas: Spiky, stacked bales of hay.
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What it means everywhere else: Majestic, snow-covered peaks.

What it means in Kansas: Spiky, stacked bales of hay.

7. "Windy"

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What it means everywhere else: A 10 mph breeze that cools you off on a warm day.

What it means in Kansas: A 40 mph hell rush that distorts your face and can change the direction of your car no matter what time of year.

8. "College Basketball"

What it means everywhere else: A game played in college where you shoot a ball through a hoop.What it means in Kansas: Everything.
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What it means everywhere else: A game played in college where you shoot a ball through a hoop.

What it means in Kansas: Everything.

9. "Carbonated Beverage"

What it means everywhere else: Soda.What it means in Kansas: Pop.
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What it means everywhere else: Soda.

What it means in Kansas: Pop.

10. "Sunset"

What it means everywhere else: The time of day when the sun goes down.What it means in Kansas: The most beautiful thing you've ever seen.
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What it means everywhere else: The time of day when the sun goes down.

What it means in Kansas: The most beautiful thing you've ever seen.

11. "Traffic"

What it means everywhere else: Thousands of cars backed up on the road.What it means in Kansas: Sometimes getting stuck behind a horse.
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What it means everywhere else: Thousands of cars backed up on the road.

What it means in Kansas: Sometimes getting stuck behind a horse.

12. "Boots"

What it means everywhere else: Trendy, expensive footwear you wear when you go out or when the weather is chilly.What it means in Kansas: Everyday footwear.
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What it means everywhere else: Trendy, expensive footwear you wear when you go out or when the weather is chilly.

What it means in Kansas: Everyday footwear.

13. "Summer"

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What it means everywhere else: The warmest season of the year.

What it means in Kansas: 100-plus-degree heat, stifling humidity, and constant sweating.

14. "Wildlife"

What it means everywhere else: Awe-inspiring animals you look at from a distance.What it means in Kansas: A cow in your backyard.
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What it means everywhere else: Awe-inspiring animals you look at from a distance.

What it means in Kansas: A cow in your backyard.

15. "June"

What it means everywhere else: A month that marks the beginning of summer.What it means in Kansas: A month that marks the beginning of wheat harvest.
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What it means everywhere else: A month that marks the beginning of summer.

What it means in Kansas: A month that marks the beginning of wheat harvest.

16. "Sunflower"

What it means everywhere else: A yellow flower.What it means in Kansas: The most beautiful state flower, which is found anywhere from fields to roadsides.
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What it means everywhere else: A yellow flower.

What it means in Kansas: The most beautiful state flower, which is found anywhere from fields to roadsides.

17. "The Wizard of Oz"

What it means everywhere else: A classic movie starring Judy Garland as Dorothy.What it means in Kansas: The reason for the most annoying question you can ask a Kansan: “How’s Dorothy?”
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What it means everywhere else: A classic movie starring Judy Garland as Dorothy.

What it means in Kansas: The reason for the most annoying question you can ask a Kansan: “How’s Dorothy?”

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