30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In VermontNo, that does not qualify as maple syrup.
1. Maple Syrup
What it means in Vermont: The all-natural syrup that came right from the tap of a tree into a jar or bottle, used to make everything more delicious. Also, the backbone of Vermont.
What it means in Vermont: What your neighbors are today.
What it means in Vermont: People not from Vermont.
4. The Loch Ness Monster
What it means in Vermont: The mysterious creature of Vermont urban legends that lives in Lake Champlain affectionately named Champ.
5. Ben & Jerry’s
What it means in Vermont: Selling your soul and your waistline to the best pint of ice cream you’ve ever had, one amazing flavor at a time after touring the factory and the most epic flavor graveyard.
What it means in Vermont: The breathtaking, green, rolling lands found in your backyard.
What it means in Vermont: The glass-like lake that used to be the sixth Great Lake and is now just Vermont’s mirror to heaven.
What it means in Vermont: Leaf peepers! The tourists who travel to Vermont from all ends of the country during the autumn months so that they can get a peek at the colorful landscape. In other words, slowing down or stopping in the middle of the streets to look around while everyone else is trying to get to work.
9. Teddy Bears
What it means in Vermont: The stuffed animals made in your own backyard that you collected as a kid and probably still do today.
What it means in Vermont: Only the best summer concert ever. If only you could remember it…
What it means in Vermont: The delicious, tiny fruit that you get when you go to the Vermont Blueberry Festival or when you pick your own at local farms, filling up buckets until you can’t carry them anymore.
What it means in Vermont: Magic Hat Beer!
What it means in Vermont: This word has officially been blotted from the Vermont dictionary, as billboards have been outlawed.
What it means in Vermont: An explosion of color that paints the hills and mountains with the most gorgeous foliage you’ll ever be lucky enough to see.
What it means in Vermont: …The people in Vermont cheer, “Winter!!!” ‘Tis the season Vermonters were made for.
What it means in Vermont: As the birthplace of snowboarding and the Burton snowboarding company, snowboarding is everything.
What it means in Vermont: As the first state to enact a law which mandates the labeling of all genetically modified foods, Vermont takes the issue of food quality personally.
What it means in Vermont: The look and feel of every charming corner store, neighborhood, and town throughout the state.
What it means in Vermont: The evil monstrosity of a store that up until 1996 didn’t even exist in Vermont. And even now, there are only five to be found across the entire state.
What it means in Vermont: When the day goes from beautiful to stunning.
What it means in Vermont: Where you walk at Montshire Museum.
22. Covered Bridge
What it means in Vermont: The bridges you find all over the place which charge you a dollar fine for driving across them faster than you can walk.
What it means in Vermont: The Wilson Castle, which looks like it was sketched straight out of The Secret Garden.
24. Rock Of Ages
What it means in Vermont: A massive granite rock quarry that is one of the most unique natural sights around.
What it means in Vermont: What they put out for the arrest of then-President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney in 2008. It was more to make a statement than anything, but the pair still have yet to set foot on Vermont soil, so…
What it means in Vermont: Precious cattle that run rampant through the state and make the dairy industry what it is and you probably see every day on your way to school or work. There is one cow for every 3.8 Vermonters. Moo.
What it means in Vermont: Energy. With all those cows running around, Vermont has figured out a way to turn all of the cattle’s waste into a renewable energy source. Cow Power is an innovative leader in the industry and continues to make Vermont proud.
28. Fresh Air
What it means in Vermont: Air.
What it means in Vermont: The primary principle their state is founded on. Before Vermont signed into statehood, it was an independent country of its own for 14 years. The people here still cherish the true meaning of the word freedom.
What it means in Vermont: The affection you feel for your beautiful, independent, environmentally friendly, and delicious state. What other words mean something different in the Vermont? Tell us in the comments below!