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18 Words That Have Different Definitions In The Midwest

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1. Pop

What it usually means: A type of music.What it means in the Midwest: The most delicious drink in the world, incorrectly referred to as "soda" or "cola" elsewhere.
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What it usually means: A type of music.

What it means in the Midwest: The most delicious drink in the world, incorrectly referred to as "soda" or "cola" elsewhere.

2. Spring

What it usually means: That pleasant, sunny, warm season when it doesn't snow.What it means in the Midwest: The season when we think it will stop snowing, but it actually doesn't.
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What it usually means: That pleasant, sunny, warm season when it doesn't snow.

What it means in the Midwest: The season when we think it will stop snowing, but it actually doesn't.

3. Pizza

What it usually means: An Italian dish consisting of cheese, tomato sauce, various toppings, and a variety of crusts.What it means in the Midwest: An Italian dish consisting of cheese, tomato sauce, various toppings, and DEEP DISH CRUST OR GTFO.
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What it usually means: An Italian dish consisting of cheese, tomato sauce, various toppings, and a variety of crusts.

What it means in the Midwest: An Italian dish consisting of cheese, tomato sauce, various toppings, and DEEP DISH CRUST OR GTFO.

4. Cheese

What it usually means: A popular dairy product.What it means in the Midwest: God incarnate. The reason for living. The foundation of every solid family dinner.
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What it usually means: A popular dairy product.

What it means in the Midwest: God incarnate. The reason for living. The foundation of every solid family dinner.

5. Fried

What it usually means: A food that's been cooked in oil or hot fat.What it means in the Midwest: The only acceptable way to eat fish, cheese curds, and Oreos. And the main reason to visit the state fair.
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What it usually means: A food that's been cooked in oil or hot fat.

What it means in the Midwest: The only acceptable way to eat fish, cheese curds, and Oreos. And the main reason to visit the state fair.

6. Beach

What it usually means: The area surrounding a body of water.What it means in the Midwest: The area surrounding a lake where you build bonfires, play cornhole, and drink Leinenkugel's.
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What it usually means: The area surrounding a body of water.

What it means in the Midwest: The area surrounding a lake where you build bonfires, play cornhole, and drink Leinenkugel's.

7. Manners

What it usually means: Holding the door for a stranger every so often.What it means in the Midwest: Feeling a deep need to hold the door for every single person on the planet, and also smile at them and ask them how their day is going, and if they'd like a snack.
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What it usually means: Holding the door for a stranger every so often.

What it means in the Midwest: Feeling a deep need to hold the door for every single person on the planet, and also smile at them and ask them how their day is going, and if they'd like a snack.

8. Winter

What it usually means: The coldest months lasting from December to February. What it means in the Midwest: A hell that doesn't end until April, maybe May.
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What it usually means: The coldest months lasting from December to February.

What it means in the Midwest: A hell that doesn't end until April, maybe May.

9. Dressing

What it usually means: A sauce you put on salads, some meats, and little else.What it means in the Midwest: Ranch, there is only ranch, and you put it on everything.
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What it usually means: A sauce you put on salads, some meats, and little else.

What it means in the Midwest: Ranch, there is only ranch, and you put it on everything.

10. Ice

What it usually means: Water that's been frozen.What it means in the Midwest: The evil thing that makes the deadly icicles hanging off your house, and covers your car every morning, and freezes the nice lake, and ruins your life.
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What it usually means: Water that's been frozen.

What it means in the Midwest: The evil thing that makes the deadly icicles hanging off your house, and covers your car every morning, and freezes the nice lake, and ruins your life.

11. Dessert

What it usually means: A treat following a meal.What it means in the Midwest: Puppy Chow.
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What it usually means: A treat following a meal.

What it means in the Midwest: Puppy Chow.

12. Fall

What it usually means: The months of September, October, and early November. What it means in the Midwest: The most beautiful months in the Midwest, heaven on earth.
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What it usually means: The months of September, October, and early November.

What it means in the Midwest: The most beautiful months in the Midwest, heaven on earth.

13. Snow Day

What it usually means: When it snows a lot and they cancel school.What it means in the Midwest: Something that only happens when there's a blizzard AND the governor declares a state of emergency.
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What it usually means: When it snows a lot and they cancel school.

What it means in the Midwest: Something that only happens when there's a blizzard AND the governor declares a state of emergency.

14. Hot Dish

What it usually means: A dish that is hot and could burn you.What it means in the Midwest: The best damn dinner you could ask for.
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What it usually means: A dish that is hot and could burn you.

What it means in the Midwest: The best damn dinner you could ask for.

15. Socializing

What it usually means: Spending time with people in a fun environment.What it means in the Midwest: Going to Walmart and seeing all your friends, all your mom's friends, and all your exes.
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What it usually means: Spending time with people in a fun environment.

What it means in the Midwest: Going to Walmart and seeing all your friends, all your mom's friends, and all your exes.

16. Queen

What it usually means: The HBIC, the female ruler of a geographical area.What it means in the Midwest: The HBIC, the female ruler of a geographical area known as the county or state fair.
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What it usually means: The HBIC, the female ruler of a geographical area.

What it means in the Midwest: The HBIC, the female ruler of a geographical area known as the county or state fair.

17. Summer

What it usually means: The warmest season of the year lasting between June and August. What it means in the Midwest: Mosquito bites, chigger bites, fireflies, humidity, and ticks galore.
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What it usually means: The warmest season of the year lasting between June and August.

What it means in the Midwest: Mosquito bites, chigger bites, fireflies, humidity, and ticks galore.

18. Home

What it usually means: A place of residence. What it means in the Midwest: The Midwest, duh.
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What it usually means: A place of residence.

What it means in the Midwest: The Midwest, duh.

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