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18 Words That Have Different Definitions In The Midwest

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3. Pizza

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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.

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5. Fried

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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.

7. Manners

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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.

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10. Ice

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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.

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13. Snow Day

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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.

15. Socializing

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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

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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

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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.