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    Re: 20 Words That Have A Different Meaning in the Midwest

    I could go for some corndogs, lemonade, and deep dish pizza after that.



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    Re: 20 Words That Have A Different Meaning in the Midwest

    Not a Packers fan, but I do like #18.



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    Re: 20 Words That Have A Different Meaning in the Midwest

    Read the comments...I think it's cute Missourians think they're midwesterners too.


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    Re: 20 Words That Have A Different Meaning in the Midwest

    Quote Originally Posted by enisthemenace View Post
    Not a Packers fan, but I do like #18.
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    Re: 20 Words That Have A Different Meaning in the Midwest

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Hard View Post
    Read the comments...I think it's cute Missourians think they're midwesterners too.
    I think being a slave state back in the day automatically disqualifies them. Now we know why the SEC took them...



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    Re: 20 Words That Have A Different Meaning in the Midwest

    I thought all the bitchy comments from/about Missouri were amusing in their own (not complimentary) way. Never heard of 'padiddle.' I used to say 'pop' until I moved to CA and got made fun of for it. It's been 'soda' ever since.


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    Re: 20 Words That Have A Different Meaning in the Midwest

    Got me thinkin' bought Trip Shakespeare's Snow Day. It doesn't get more Minnesotan than that. Can't link to youtube unfortunately.

    "Mrs. Braintree you're a chilly northern woman, go home from yonder bustop, there's a blessing on the ground."


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    Re: 20 Words That Have A Different Meaning in the Midwest

    How far does the midwest go?

    Ohio on the east?
    Nebraska on the west?
    Canada on the north?
    Missouri on the south?



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    Re: 20 Words That Have A Different Meaning in the Midwest

    So do people not like ranch or swim in lakes in other regions?


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    Re: 20 Words That Have A Different Meaning in the Midwest

    Padiddle??? We said, "One-eyed-cat".


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    Re: 20 Words That Have A Different Meaning in the Midwest

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    How far does the midwest go?

    Ohio on the east?
    Nebraska on the west?
    Canada on the north?
    Missouri on the south?
    East doesn't want Ohio and neither does the midwest. But here is a fun fact. Columbus, Ohio is more east than Atlanta. Seriously.




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    Re: 20 Words That Have A Different Meaning in the Midwest

    Puppy Chow is a gift from above. Greatest snack food ever.



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    Re: 20 Words That Have A Different Meaning in the Midwest

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    How far does the midwest go?

    Ohio on the east?
    Nebraska on the west?
    Canada on the north?
    Missouri on the south?


    Last edited by CyFan61; 06-20-2014 at 11:53 PM.

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    Re: 20 Words That Have A Different Meaning in the Midwest

    Oh, I definitely know what a padiddle is, and the "dashboard double-tap to windshield back to dashboard" hand movement.



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