What it means everywhere else: If you make eye contact with someone and possibly smile, your manners are outta this world.
What it means in the Midwest: People going out of their way to hold open doors, smile at you, and sometimes even * gasp * talk to you.
7. Missing Headlight
What it means everywhere else: When the headlight on a car is burnt out.
What it means in the Midwest: A damn race to be the first to scream out “PADIDDLE” and touch the ceiling of the car.