1. Tornado Warning

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Travelever

What it means everywhere else: When you hide in your basement and pray.
What it means in Kansas: When you go outside with a video camera hoping to catch some great footage.

2. Cornhole

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Kc Cornhole via Facebook

What it means everywhere else: Well…for one, you should shut it.
What it means in Kansas: The best yard game on the planet.

3. Barbecue

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Flickr User Adam Kuban

What it means everywhere else: Pork drenched in barbecue sauce that you have at summer picnics.
What it means in Kansas: Kansas City-style slow roasted pork, chicken, turkey, mutton or beef (the beef is by far the best!) smothered in a thick molasses and tomato-based sauce that you eat every chance you get.

4. Temperature

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Daily Dawdle

What it means everywhere else: How hot or cold it is outside.
What it means in Kansas: Just a random number. The real ‘temperature’ is the ‘what it feels like’ number.

5. Kaw

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Flickr User TravelKS

What it means everywhere else: The sound a crow makes. Kaw! Kaw!
What it means in Kansas: The Kansas River.

6. Kellogg

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Giphy.com

What it means everywhere else: A brand of cereal and snacks.
What it means in Kansas: The freeway that no one knows how to merge onto. No one.

7. Breadbasket

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: The Independent

What it means everywhere else: The basket full of bread that shows up on your table at restaurants.
What it means in Kansas: What Kansas is, along with North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri. The ‘Breadbasket of America’ produces most of the cattle, milk, wheat and corn of the world. So, you’re welcome.

8. Soccer

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Sporting Kansas City

What it means everywhere else: The ‘other’ football.
What it means in Kansas: Sporting Kansas City and the MLS Cup 2013!

9. Ladybugs

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Quick Meme

What it means everywhere else: Cute little polka-dotted bugs that eat plant insects and are harmless.
What it means in Kansas: Evil, smelly, aggressive, flying, biting, terrible, invasive creatures known as Asian beetles.

10. Shockers

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
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What it means everywhere else: Things that shock you, like hundreds of ladybugs taking up residence in your house.
What it means in Kansas: The Wichita State Shockers NCAA basketball, Baby!

11. Pop

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Quick Meme

What it means everywhere else: A loud sound something makes when it bursts.
What it means in Kansas: The carbonated beverage that is definitely not called soda.

12. Water Park

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Schlitterbahn Kansas City

What it means everywhere else: A fun place to float and chill in the water, with fun little water slides and such.
What it means in Kansas: A completely insane water park with the tallest waterslide in the world that hits 70 miles per hour. Not chill at all.

13. Puppy Chow

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Flickr User Sheree Kozel-La Ha

What it means everywhere else: Dog food.
What it means in Kansas: The best snack in the world.

14. Pyramids

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Flickr User kansasphoto

What it means everywhere else: The world wonder in Egypt.
What it means in Kansas: The not-so-triangular rock formation in Gove County known as the Chalk Pyramids, aka Monument Rocks.

15. Weather

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Flickr User David Lee King

What it means everywhere else: What the temperature is outside on any given day.
What it means in Kansas: Your main topic of conversation, tweets, Facebook posts, gripes and Instagram photos.

16. Storm

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Flickr User fireboat895

What it means everywhere else: Clouds, rain, maybe some thunder and lightning.
What it means in Kansas: Hell hath no fury like a Kansas rainstorm with high winds, hail the size of golf balls, thunder that shakes the ground, and at times, tornadoes.

17. Winter

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Giphy.com

What it means everywhere else: A short, cold season that usually lasts from December to February.
What it means in Kansas: A long, snowy, freezing season delivering nearly 20 inches of snow per year and lasting from the seven months of October through April—and possibly May, too.

18. Snow Plow

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
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What it means everywhere else: The trucks that drive through and plow the snow during the snowiest winter days.
What it means in Kansas: Your second car.

19. Wizard of Oz

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Imgflip

What it means everywhere else: The awesome movie you saw as a kid. There’s no place like home!
What it means in Kansas: The topic of all Kansas jokes. Sigh.

20. Spring

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Reaction Gifs

What it means everywhere else: The beautiful time of year when the earth starts coming alive again after a long winter. Flowers bloom, the sun shines and the weather warms.
What it means in Kansas: What? There’s a season in between winter and summer?

21. White Castle

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Movie Pilot

What it means everywhere else: The place you go to to get great little hamburgers sliders.
What it means in Kansas: The restaurant that is nowhere to be found, despite being founded here.

22. Manners

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
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What it means everywhere else: Saying please, thank you and excuse me.
What it means in Kansas: Being incredibly friendly and courteous to everyone. Also, the only reason Kansans are able to tolerate Wizard of Oz jokes.

23. Anchor

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: The Anchor via Facebook

What it means everywhere else: A heavy, metal weight used to ‘anchor’ a ship.
What it means in Kansas: The best bar food in the state, found in Wichita.

24. Westboro Baptist Church

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
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What it means everywhere else: A hate-based church that targets gay people and pickets funerals.
What it means in Kansas: We’re sorry. We’re so sorry. While 86% of Kansas is Christian, the hate-mongering types are an extreme minority, like any other state.

25. Missouri

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Flickr User beingontosomething

What it means everywhere else: The state over there in the Midwest.
What it means in Kansas: Two words: Border Showdown.

26. Night Sky

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Flickr User Matt Carman

What it means everywhere else: When it’s dark outside, but there’s still light pollution.
What it means in Kansas: More shining, twinkling stars than you can comprehend. Yes, they actually twinkle!

27. Fair

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Flickr User Mike Rodriquez

What it means everywhere else: Following the rules, just and balanced.
What it means in Kansas: Fun carnival rides and deep fried everything at the Kansas State Fair.

28. Kansas City

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Wikimedia Commons

What it means everywhere else: The city in Missouri.
What it means in Kansas: The city in Kansas. The ‘other’ one shouldn’t be called Kansas City anyways, because it’s not in Kansas.

29. Manhattan

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Flickr User TJ Morton

What it means everywhere else: The super populated borough in New York with over 1,600,000 people.
What it means in Kansas: The 8th largest city in Kansas with a population of around 56,000. It’s the ‘little’ Big Apple.

30. Kansas

30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Kansas
Source: Flickr User JamesWatkins

What it means everywhere else: That state that was the setting for the Wizard of Oz.
What it means in Kansas: There really is no place like home.

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