1. Boulevard

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Boulevard Brewing Company via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: A street, drive, lane, way...
What it means in Kansas City: Everyone’s favorite beer.

2. Burnt Ends

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Flickr user Adam Kuban


What it means everywhere else: The inedible part of food you throw away.
What it means in Kansas City: The best part of Kansas City barbecue.

3. Royals

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Kansas City Royals via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: The hit song by Lorde.
What it means in Kansas City: The baseball team that has the most unwavering loyal fans in the world.

4. Town Topic

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Town Topic Hamburgers via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: Whatever the hot gossip is in the neighborhood.
What it means in Kansas City: The best tater tots your taste buds have ever touched.

5. Shuttlecocks

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: The strangely named piece of badminton equipment.
What it means in Kansas City: Massive 18-foot tall statues where all the tourists take pictures.

6. Heartland

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Visit KC via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: A Canadian family TV drama.
What it means in Kansas City: Home, and the only place that can lay claim to this title because it’s in the literal center of the country.

7. Crossroads

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: 19 Below via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: A Britney Spears movie or Bone Thugs N Harmony song.
What it means in Kansas City: The art district where you can get free wine and cheese on Fridays.

8. Kansas

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Kansas City Power & Light District via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: A state filled with farms.
What it means in Kansas City: For the final time, this is Missouri.

9. Fiber

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Google Fiber via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: Something essential to your daily diet.
What it means in Kansas City: We got Google Fiber first. Dibs. Dibs forever.

10. Going To The Boats

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City


What it means everywhere else: Visiting vessels out on the open water.
What it means in Kansas City: Gambling at the riverboat casinos.

11. Chiefs

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: The Kansas City Chiefs via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: Leaders.
What it means in Kansas City: Football.

12. Country Club

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Country Club Plaza via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: A status symbol lunch location where you can also golf.
What it means in Kansas City: Where everyone goes for a day of shopping and lunch—but you don’t have to pay dues.

13. Starlight

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Visit KC via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: What you see when you look up at night.
What it means in KC: The best outdoor theatre in the country partly because no one ever has to get grass stains on their jeans.

14. Power & Light

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Kansas City Power & Light District via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: What allows your smartphone and iPad to run.
What it means in KC: The only place in Kansas City you can go and not get in trouble for carrying a beer around outside.

15. Blue Room

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: The Blue Room at the American Jazz Museum via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: A room that’s… blue. What it means in KC: Jazz has a long tradition in Kansas City, but it’s never more obvious than when you visit the Blue Room.

16. Arrowhead

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: The Kansas City Chiefs via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: The sharp tip of an arrow.
What it means in Kansas City: The only place you want to be on Sundays.

17. Fountains

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Visit KC via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: Structures that spurt out water.
What it means in Kansas City: An icon—seriously, you can even go on a guided tour of all of K.C.’s fountains.

18. There’s No Place Like Home

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

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What it means everywhere else: A famous line from “The Wizard of Oz.”
What it means in Kansas City: An excuse to walk away from any conversation.

19. Skyscraper

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Winstead’s Steakburgers via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: A gigantic, tall building.
What it means in Kansas City: A heavenly, 64-ounce gigantic milkshake that you can (and must) order at Winstead’s Steakburgers.

20. Worlds of Fun

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Worlds of Fun via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: Loads of fun.
What it means in Kansas City: A real place that is literally worlds of fun.

21. Model Train

Source: YouTube.com


What it means everywhere else: Something children (and grown men) play with.
What it means in Kansas City: A normal mode of delivery for your food.

22. The Beast

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: The Beast and the Edge of Hell via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: A monster that gave you childhood nightmares
What it means in KC: The haunted house that has given you nightmares well into adulthood.

23. Border War

25 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Kansas City

Source: Mizzou Athletics via Facebook


What it means everywhere else: A land rivalry.
What it means in Kansas City: The only way to describe the KU vs Missouri football rivalry. They may have stopped playing each other in 2012, but the feelings are still there.


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