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32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

They speak a whole different language in The Magnolia State.

Kris Norton

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1. Kool Aid

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: hgtvgardens.com

What it means everywhere else: The powder which when mixed with sugar water creates a sweet, artificially flavored drink.

What it means in Mississippi: The powder you use to dye your pickles.

2. Slug

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Carmen K. Sisson/Cloudybright

What it means everywhere else: That slimy thing that looks like a snail without a shell that leaves snot trails along your car all summer.

What it means in Mississippi: The world’s most delicious burger, the Slugburger!

3. Mud

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Boys Can Bake

What it means everywhere else: When dirt mixes with water.

What it means in Mississippi: Mississippi mud pie. The muddier, the better.

4. Miss

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: University of Mississippi ~ Ole Miss Facebook

What it means everywhere else: The salutation used for an unmarried woman.

What it means in Mississippi: Ole Miss, otherwise known as The University Of Mississippi.

5. Soul

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Tumblr

What it means everywhere else: The spiritual part of a human.

What it means in Mississippi: The spirit of Mississippi, found in everything from the music to the food.

6. Rebels

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Ole Miss Football Facebook

What it means everywhere else: People who defy authority.

What it means in Mississippi: Southern culture and the backbone of Ole Miss Athletics. Hotty Toddy!

7. Bulldogs

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Mississippi State University Facebook

What it means everywhere else: A particularly strong breed of dog.

What it means in Mississippi: A particularly strong breed of college sports. Go MSU!

8. Egg

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Mississippi State University Facebook

What it means everywhere else: The incredible edible.

What it means in Mississippi: The holy grail of trophies fought for in the Egg Bowl, the annual football game that pitches Ole Miss against MSU.

9. Green

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: ssninsider.com

What it means everywhere else: The color of money, envy, and Slimer.

What it means in Mississippi: The color it’s not so easy being for Kermit, created by hometown legend Jim Henson.

10. Comeback:

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Southern Living

What it means everywhere else: What L.L. Cool J told us not to call it.

What it means in Mississippi: Comeback sauce, otherwise known as the Kissing Cousin To Remoulade. No, there’s no weirdness to it. It’s a concoction of mainly mayo and chili sauce and it is delicious.

11. Crane

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: fox8live.com

What it means everywhere else: A large machine used for moving heavy objects in construction.

What it means in Mississippi: The somewhat intimidating Mississippi Sandhill Crane. With an eight-foot wingspan, it is the rarest crane in North America.

12. Fixin’

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Oregon Live

What it means everywhere else: Repairing something that is broken.

What it means in Mississippi: You’re not “going to the store.” You’re “fixin’ to go to the store.” You’re not “ready.” You’re “fixin’ to be ready.”

13. Drugs

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: gardenandguun.com

What it means everywhere else: Medicine that helps relieve pain and ailments.

What it means in Mississippi: Brent’s Drugs, the historic and completely awesome vintage pharmacy/malt shop/restaurant.

14. River

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

What it means everywhere else: Just another stream of water that flows into the ocean.

What it means in Mississippi: The Mississippi, of course, only the fourth longest river in the world. No big deal.

15. Riviera

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Gulf2key.com

What it means everywhere else: The Mediterranean coastline of the southern tip of France.

What it means in Mississippi: Redneck Riviera, the pristine Gulf beaches of Alabama and Florida, popular with the folks in Mississippi come vacation time.

16. Oprah

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: US Magazine

What it means everywhere else: The queen of all media and car-giving, Oprah Winfrey.

What it means in Mississippi: Same thing, really. Only Mississippi gets to claim her as one of their own.

17. Hospitality

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: TV Recappers Anonymous

What it means everywhere else: The dying art of friendliness and a positive nature.

What it means in Mississippi: Your first language.

18. Manners

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Giphy

What it means everywhere else: What you’re expected to use at the dinner table.

What it means in Mississippi: Saying please, thank you, yes ma’am, no sir, and much obliged are just the way Mississippi folk are raised.

19. King

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

What it means everywhere else: The male head of a royal family ruling over a kingdom.

What it means in Mississippi: The King himself, Elvis Presley, hometown Mississippi boy. A special nod to the other King, B.B.

20. Gulf

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Gulf Regional Planning Commission

What it means everywhere else: A gas station.

What it means in Mississippi: The most beautiful coastline on Earth.

21. Barq’s

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: lib.edu

What it means everywhere else: What a dog does.

What it means in Mississippi: Barq’s Root Beer, invented in Biloxi by chemist Edward Barq, Sr. in 1898.

22. Blues

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Pinterest

What it means everywhere else: The various shades of the color blue.

What it means in Mississippi: The soulful style of music unofficially born here in Mississippi.

23. Delta

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: beccasaucier.wordpress.com

What it means everywhere else: An airline or the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet.

What it means in Mississippi: The Northwest section of Mississippi found between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers which spawned the earliest styles of blues.

24. Cotton

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Visit The Delta Facebook

What it means everywhere else: What your t-shirt is made of.

What it means in Mississippi: One of the biggest crops and sources for revenue for the state; also what your t-shirt is eventually made of, with appreciation.

25. Bears

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

What it means everywhere else: Stuffed animals and a Chicago NFL team.

What it means in Mississippi: When President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a captured bear in Sharkey County in 1902, the teddy bear was invented.

26. Belt

What it means everywhere else: The strap that keeps your pants up.

What it means in Mississippi: The Bible Belt.

27. Jackson

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Instant+66 Beds

What it means everywhere else: Michael Jackson and his fancy moonwalkin’ skills.

What it means in Mississippi: A city in Mississippi that serves as the Capital and hub of all things happening.

28. Pine

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: ohio.edu

What it means everywhere else: The smell of your Christmas tree.

What it means in Mississippi: The lemony-fresh scent of Pine-Sol, the cleaning product created here in Mississippi.

29. Cactus

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Blogger

What it means everywhere else: A prickly plant usually found in arid regions.

What it means in Mississippi: The world’s only cactus plantation located in Edwards.

30. Volcano

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: jmarkreed.zenfolio.com

What it means everywhere else: A mountain from which lava erupts found in places like Hawaii.

What it means in Mississippi: The extinct volcano buried almost 3,000 feet under the Mississippi Coliseum

31. Literature

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: Flickr user theogeo

What it means everywhere else: The many books, especially the classics, written throughout history.

What it means in Mississippi: William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Rowan Oak, John Grisham, Curtis Wilkie and many more are just a few names in literature who hail from Mississippi.

32. Thank God

32 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Mississippi

Source: 3rdand57.com

What it means everywhere else: Giving thanks for something you are grateful for.

What it means in Mississippi: Thank God for Mississippi – a common expression used by locals to remind them just how great their state really is.

What other words mean something different in the Mississippi? Tell us in the comments below!

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posted on: April 3, 2015
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3 Comments

  1. Jim Weathers

    Tar- everywhere else it is a thick oil based concoction used to repair a roof . In Mississippi it is a rubber wheel used on vehicles to roll from one place to another.

  2. Jim Weather

    Afar- elsewhere it is somewhere a distance away. In Mississippi it is an object used to toast marshmallows.

  3. Jim weathers

    War – elsewhere it is a fight between opponents. In Mississippi it is a line strung between poles to transport eletricity.

 

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