What are slang terms unique to Idaho? Jockey box instead of glove compartment is a big one I hear.  I also can never find fry sauce or finger steaks once I cross the Idaho border.  What about other states?

If you’re in Alabama and you hear someone mention “butter” and “biscuit,” don’t expect fresh baked goods. "Butter my butt and call me a biscuit" is a way of expressing delight and surprise.  What slang terms are unique to each state.  Do you know of slang that you hear just in Idaho?



Here are some of the best unique slang terms.  People in Iowa don't give wedgies, they give "snuggies."  In Maryland, a "chicken necker" is a tourist who's trying to catch crabs.  And in Alaska a "sourdough" is someone who's lived there for a long time.

A woman polled people in states from all over the country to find unique slang terms from each state.  Here are a few of the more unique ones;

Alaska . . . a "sourdough" is someone who's lived there for a long time.

Connecticut . . . instead of a garage sale or yard sale, it's a "tag sale."

Florida . . . the slang is surprisingly southern, like, "She's happier than a seagull with a French fry."

Georgia . . . "that dog won't hunt" means "something is suspicious."  Which probably works for multiple southern states.

Indiana . . . even though it's the Hoosier State, "hoosier" is used to describe someone who's a redneck.

Iowa . . . instead of giving people wedgies, they call them "snuggies."

Maryland . . . a "chicken necker" is a tourist trying to catch crabs.

Nevada . . . "pornslappers" are the guys on the Las Vegas strip slapping together strippers' business cards to try to get people to take them.

North Carolina . . . people use "buggy" instead of shopping cart.

Rhode Island . . . instead of hot dog, they say "hot wiener."

South Dakota . . . a "hotdish" is a casserole.  Which works in Minnesota and other Midwestern states too.

West Virginia . . . instead of Coca-Cola, they say "Co-cola."

The author of the  article had this to say about Idaho… Even people I know who have lived in Idaho can’t find much original about the language there. But if you want to fit in, the capital city is pronounced “boy-see.” There is no “z.”

What are some slang terms we use here in Idaho?

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