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20 Words That Have A Different Meaning In The Midwest

Because the best part of a sandwich is the middle.

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1. Winter

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What it means everywhere else: A season lasting from mid-December

to early March.

What it means in the Midwest: A literal hell that will possibly never end, usually starting around Halloween and going until April.

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4. Manners

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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.

5. Cornhole

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What it means everywhere else: Something people tell you to shut.

What it means in the Midwest: The best game to play at family reunions, barbecues, tailgates, basically anywhere.

7. Missing Headlight

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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.

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8. Spring

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What it means everywhere else: A season that starts in mid-March that brings pretty flowers and weather and birds.

What it means in the Midwest: A season that hopefully shows up in May.

11. Ice

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What it means everywhere else: Frozen water.

What it means in the Midwest: The subject of most of your nightmares during the winter months. Going someplace? Give yourself AT LEAST an hour to account for ice.

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13. Snow Days

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What it means everywhere else: A day off school if there's snow falling from the sky.

What it means in the Midwest: Something that likely won't happen unless there are at least 3 feet of snow.

14. Fair

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What it means everywhere else: An adjective to describe something usually as being honorable or just.

What it means in the Midwest: The best part of summer with corn dogs and the magic of Lemon Shake-Ups.

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