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(Buzzfeed)   Twenty words whose meaning is entirely different in the Midwest. Though let's be honest; the only true word to describe a carbonated, fizzy beverage is indeed "pop." Anything else is just wrong   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 250
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2014-06-21 09:58:30 AM  
Buzzfeed...

I live in New England. My family comes from Mizzoura. Mizzoura ain't got a damn thing on Maine winters. Just sayin'...

Lakes? Again, see New England. Up here we call them ponds though...

Manners? Again, see New England--though, in Maine that often means leaving people the Hells alone so that they can get their shopping done in peace, and not poking your nose in their business. The South might like to have some words with y'all on this as well...

Basketball? You mean like Maine where schools schedule vacations to coincide with high school championships? You mean like Massachusetts where the damn game was invented? You mean like Arizona where the tribes pretty much play all year 'round?

Padiddle? Really? Because no one uses an excuse to punch the everlovin' sh*t out of a buddy's arm outside of the Midwest?

Spring? See New England again...

Beach? See New England. Once again...

Ice? Once again, see New England, you Nancies...

Snow days? Y'all are really falling behind to New England and the rest of the North along the Canuckistani borders with this whining...

Fairs? Do you not pay attention to Yankees at all?

Shorts weather?  This author apparently thinks that anything further north of the Midwest is caught in some temperature vortex that shoots rainbows and sunbeams...

Midwest? As a displaced Southerner in New England, and who's traveled a bit around this fine country, anywhere you got family and friends, that's the best. Don't get me wrong, I have a love for a lot of places around this country. South Carolina. Louisiana. Texas. Maine. Colorado. New Mexico. And yeah, my family's from Mizzoura, and I spent some time in Freeman for a long while, but the best is where you've got family and good friends...
 
2014-06-21 10:57:35 AM  
As someone who lives in Iowa...

3, 5, 6*, 7, 9, 12, 15*, 16*, 18*, and 20 are bullshiat.

*6 is only in Indiana mainly, 15 only in Chicago, 16 only in Ohio, 18 it's Cheeseheads, not Cheese
 
2014-06-21 11:18:05 AM  
Oh, Subby...

I bet you like the taste of Pop in your mouth.
 
2014-06-21 11:27:05 AM  
Subby is a fool. Soda shall always reign supreme
 
2014-06-21 11:32:35 AM  
keatingsdesk.files.wordpress.com
ALL Y'ALL BE "SODA VS. POP"-ING  IN A COKE THREAD
 
2014-06-21 11:35:01 AM  

Somacandra: [keatingsdesk.files.wordpress.com image 850x512]
ALL Y'ALL BE "SODA VS. POP"-ING  IN A COKE THREAD


SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH HERETIC!
 
2014-06-21 11:49:16 AM  
"the only true word to describe a carbonated, fizzy beverage is indeed "pop." "

That's an odd position, because you are describing soda.
 
2014-06-21 11:49:57 AM  
Wife/Cousin
 
2014-06-21 11:53:38 AM  
It's "soda," as I grew up in southern California, and so help me I will convert these "pop" heathens in my adopted Pacific Northwest or die in the attempt.

/Saddle up Rocinante for me! I'm on a mission!
 
2014-06-21 11:54:13 AM  
This is called a soda fountain because it dispenses soda not "pop."

i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-21 11:55:52 AM  
You mean paaaaaahhhp?


You want a coke?  What flavor, orange, root beer?
 
2014-06-21 11:56:22 AM  
As someone who grew up there, FARK the Midwest.
 
2014-06-21 11:56:33 AM  
I'll stick with my phosphate, thank you very much.
 
2014-06-21 11:59:03 AM  
I had someone from Wisconsin ask me if I was working yet. I wasn't sure how to respond to that, since I'd been in the office for nine hours and he was standing right in front of me.
But hey, turns out "yet" means "still" in Wisconsin.
 
2014-06-21 11:59:44 AM  
Around here, a pop is short for popsicle.  If you want a carbonated, sugary, flavored drink, you ask for a soda.
 
2014-06-21 12:00:16 PM  
Sheesh, why didn't they say the list was entirely about Wisconsin? With the exception of 7 and 12 that list is pretty accurate for my neck of the woods.
 
2014-06-21 12:00:24 PM  
Their definition of Corn-Hole is way off.
 
2014-06-21 12:00:50 PM  

generallyso: This is called a soda fountain because it dispenses soda not "pop."


Thought that was a coke machine....

/why yes I am a Southerner
 
2014-06-21 12:01:33 PM  
"A damn race to be the first to scream out "PADIDDLE" and touch the ceiling of the car."

Huh?
 
2014-06-21 12:02:37 PM  
Puppy Chow is the shiat.
I'm going swimming in the lake today (call it a pond and you are retarded, since it it is 10,000 square miles).
I will have pop on board.
And yes, I did start wearing shorts in when it was still in the 50s.  I went for my first lake swim when the water was maybe 50 degrees and the temp was 70. If that sounds cold, you should talk to someone from wisconsin.
 
2014-06-21 12:03:54 PM  
www.droidforums.net
 
2014-06-21 12:04:05 PM  
It's not corn-hole, it's just 'bags.'
/and it's soda.
 
2014-06-21 12:04:39 PM  
Question: Where in the USA does spring start in March?  Because I'd like to move to one of those places.
 
2014-06-21 12:04:46 PM  

Smackledorfer: Puppy Chow is the shiat.
I'm going swimming in the lake today (call it a pond and you are retarded, since it it is 10,000 square miles).
I will have pop on board.
And yes, I did start wearing shorts in when it was still in the 50s.  I went for my first lake swim when the water was maybe 50 degrees and the temp was 70. If that sounds cold, you should talk to someone from wisconsin.


I bathed in Lake Superior in the SUMMER and the water was colder than that.
 
2014-06-21 12:04:46 PM  

mephisto6: I had someone from Wisconsin ask me if I was working yet. I wasn't sure how to respond to that, since I'd been in the office for nine hours and he was standing right in front of me.
But hey, turns out "yet" means "still" in Wisconsin.


^^
 
2014-06-21 12:05:42 PM  

Smackledorfer: Puppy Chow is the shiat.
I'm going swimming in the lake today (call it a pond and you are retarded, since it it is 10,000 square miles).
I will have pop on board.
And yes, I did start wearing shorts in when it was still in the 50s.  I went for my first lake swim when the water was maybe 50 degrees and the temp was 70. If that sounds cold, you should talk to someone from wisconsin.


One thing I don't miss from my youth was attempting to swim in Lake Superior. Seemed like that shiat never warmed up some years.
 
2014-06-21 12:06:00 PM  
They mentioned Chicago style deep dish. It's a tasty treat unlike the other za native to the Midwest. The dreaded St Louis style pizza. Provel and ketchup on crackers.
 
2014-06-21 12:06:31 PM  
Subby, a "pop" is what you do to somebody's head for calling a coke that.
 
2014-06-21 12:06:57 PM  

xaks: Smackledorfer: Puppy Chow is the shiat.
I'm going swimming in the lake today (call it a pond and you are retarded, since it it is 10,000 square miles).
I will have pop on board.
And yes, I did start wearing shorts in when it was still in the 50s.  I went for my first lake swim when the water was maybe 50 degrees and the temp was 70. If that sounds cold, you should talk to someone from wisconsin.

I bathed in Lake Superior in the SUMMER and the water was colder than that.


Yes, mine is the warmest of the great lakes :)

Should be absolutely wonderful today.
 
2014-06-21 12:08:12 PM  
If I ask you for a "pop" you can hand me a pop, and not correct me, then give me that slightly-condescending smirk, or I'll "pop" you one. How does that work for you grammar nazis?

generallyso: This is called a soda fountain because it dispenses soda not "pop."
[i.imgur.com image 650x673]


It's called a "pop machine."
 
2014-06-21 12:08:38 PM  
I don't care if you call it soda or pop or sody pop or a refreshing fountain drink.
If you use "Coke" as a generic name for it, you are farking retarded.
 
2014-06-21 12:08:52 PM  
If you believe that manners are better in the midwest then you've obviously never been to Kansas.  Most places a stranger is just a friend you haven't met yet.  In Kansas a stranger is a potential enemy and should be viewed with suspicion and distrust.  The dour-faced denizens of Topeka, being the worst in my experience, openly glower at everyone who isn't in their immediate family and won't speak to you even if you go right up to them and cheerful say hello.  At that point they're completely convinced that you are either insane, which as far as they know might be contagious so better get away to be safe, or you're setting them up for a mugging or something.

This is the only place in the entire country I've been to where I've never heard a parent tell their child "don't stare, it's not polite."  Be prepared to have people openly and unabashedly stare at you.  From a distance, mind.  If you're close they won't want to risk getting the attention of a potential stranger and find themselves having to come up with a response to "good weather we're having!"

If anyone in Kansas smiles and says hello to you or starts a conversation with you, it's probably because they grew up somewhere else.
 
2014-06-21 12:09:06 PM  
I'm so hard core. I randomly happened to be born and/or raised in this one area. Anyone born anywhere else is illegitimate.
 
2014-06-21 12:09:38 PM  
5. Cornhole
What it means everywhere else: Something people tell you to shut watch out for, bud.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-21 12:10:35 PM  

cryinoutloud: If I ask you for a "pop" you can hand me a pop, and not correct me, then give me that slightly-condescending smirk, or I'll "pop" you one. How does that work for you grammar nazis?

generallyso: This is called a soda fountain because it dispenses soda not "pop."
[i.imgur.com image 650x673]

It's called a "pop machine."


I dont understand why people hate on pop. It was called soda pop back in the day and we just had the smrts to pick the one syllable abreviation.
 
2014-06-21 12:10:54 PM  
Anyone else notice the fail where the article has a pic of the INDIANA football coach and then declares it to be "Ohio State Football"?

s3-ec.buzzfed.com

Then again, it's Buzzfeed, so I guess the fail is already implied.
 
2014-06-21 12:13:00 PM  
Sure is an awful lot of anger in this thread.
 
2014-06-21 12:13:24 PM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: They mentioned Chicago style deep dish. It's a tasty treat unlike the other za native to the Midwest. The dreaded St Louis style pizza. Provel and ketchup on crackers.


Detroit style is good.  I mean Shields, not the new Little Caesar's version that is just better than their others.
 
2014-06-21 12:13:38 PM  
Coke. Everything is Coke. It comes from the coke machine.


Waitress: we have water, sweet tea or coke.

Customer: I'd like a coke.

Waitress: Pepsi or mountain dew?
 
2014-06-21 12:15:00 PM  
Add someone raised in Indiana I can tell this was written by someone from Indiana (moved the hell out of Indiana)

/Indiana
 
2014-06-21 12:15:03 PM  

Marquis de Sod: 5. Cornhole
What it means everywhere else: Something people tell you to shut watch out for, bud.

[img.fark.net image 400x267]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornhole
 
2014-06-21 12:15:49 PM  

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Anyone else notice the fail where the article has a pic of the INDIANA football coach and then declares it to be "Ohio State Football"?



Then again, it's Buzzfeed, so I guess the fail is already implied.


Alvarez is not Indiana ... He's Wisconsin.
 
2014-06-21 12:16:17 PM  
No. It's a cola.
 
2014-06-21 12:16:42 PM  
And, because I'm bored, the southern response:

1. Winter: Tomorrow. Today is summer. This afternoon was fall. Yesterday it was raining frogs.

2. Pop: To hit someone, usually in the mouth.

3. Lakes: Oh, you mean the creek? We call ours swimming holes, and sometimes there are snakes.

4. Manners: Really, midwest? Some southerners will literally invite you to live with them. Why? Because if you don't say "please" and "thank you" when you're little, you get popped.

5. Cornhole: Another work for butthole. We call that game a "beanbag toss".

6. Basketball: That thing that happens between football seasons. Only important in March, cause you might win a grill in the office bracket pool.

7. Missing headlight: If you're the first to shout COCKEYE, you get to hit someone. Similar to slug bug.

8. Spring: The day after tomorrow, right before it's winter again.

9. Ladybugs: Kids play with them (along with roleypoleys). Adults hate them because they eat your garden.

10. Beach: Where you go on vacation, usually Texas or Florida. The sides of a lake are called a bank.

11. Ice: May not see it for a year at a time, but when you do, even a little will shut down your whole town. Maybe your whole state.

12. Ranch dressing: Pretty much the only salad dressing. Will never usurp barbecue sauce as the king on condiments, though.

13. Snow days: See a snowflake? Shut everything down and send out the plow. Can last a week.

14. Fair: Place to take your pigs and chickens for judging, thanks to FFA and 4-H. We usually get a couple days off school for it.

15. Pizza: Comes in a box, delivered by a pothead in a beat-up Gremlin.

16. Ohio State: The Alabama of the north. Doesn't make much of a difference here, because we only ever play other southern teams if we can help it.

17. Puppy chow: Chocolatey chex mix. We call the other kind dog food.

18. Cheese: Probably not actually cheese, unless it's queso (aka cheese dip), which is white and you order it at a Mexican restaurant to go along with the complementary salsa

19. Shorts weather: For working out and some outdoor activities. All other times: jeans

20. Midwest: That's the opposite of the middle east, right?
 
2014-06-21 12:17:17 PM  

Marquis de Sod: 5. Cornhole
What it means everywhere else: Something people tell you to shut watch out for, bud.

[img.fark.net image 400x267]


i1.ytimg.com
When I hear corn hole it reminds me of The Toxic Avenger. 'i'm gonna corn hole me this blind biatch.'
 
2014-06-21 12:17:19 PM  

Shazam999: Question: Where in the USA does spring start in March?  Because I'd like to move to one of those places.


Texas
 
2014-06-21 12:17:42 PM  

p the boiler: Add someone raised in Indiana I can tell this was written by someone from Indiana (moved the hell out of Indiana)

/Indiana


Middle or southern Indiana?

/northern Indiana is the dark place we dare not go, there be dragons
 
2014-06-21 12:18:17 PM  

LlamaGirl: Sure is an awful lot of anger in this thread.


Just be glad that it hasn't turned into a barbecue thread.

Yet.
 
2014-06-21 12:20:08 PM  

p the boiler: the_vegetarian_cannibal: Anyone else notice the fail where the article has a pic of the INDIANA football coach and then declares it to be "Ohio State Football"?

Then again, it's Buzzfeed, so I guess the fail is already implied.

Alvarez is not Indiana ... He's Wisconsin.


That's not Alvarez, it's Kevin Wilson. His hat states "Indiana Hoosiers" cut off at the middle.

Granted, the players in the backdrop ARE Ohio State players so I guess it's only a half fail.
 
2014-06-21 12:20:54 PM  

Superjew: "the only true word to describe a carbonated, fizzy beverage is indeed "pop." "

That's an odd position, because you are describing soda.


You mean Cokes right?
 
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