12 Words You'll Find in Every Maryland's Vocabulary

12 Words That Make Up Any Marylander's Vocabulary

Ocean City's that way.

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Ever spoken to a Marylander? With their drawn-out vowels, and East Coast slang, our accents sure are unique!

1. Ballmore/Bmore

A term used by Marylanders that refers to Baltimore City. The accent drops the "T," and is a giveaway on whether a person is a true Marylander.

"Me and my friends are going to Ballmore today to watch the Ravens game, and then afterwards go to Pratt Street Ale House."

2. Hon

An endearing term generally associated with Baltimore City itself.

"Hon, you need to break up with your boyfriend, he's a Steelers fan."

3. Wooder

A more drawn out version of the word "water."

"Could you please go get me some wooder from the sink."

4. O's

The MLB team, the Orioles, make their home in Baltimore. It's rare to hear someone from Baltimore say the full name.

"The O's are on a loosing streak again!"

5. Bohs

This is slang for National Bohemian Beer (or "Natty Bohs"), which was originally brewed in Baltimore.

You can hear in the distance drunk 20-year-olds screaming...
"Bohs, O's, and Hoes."
Filling their parents' hearts with disappointment

6. Down De Oshin

Meaning, go to the ocean. This usually is in reference to Ocean City, Maryland.

"We are going down de oshin for the week, and we are going to get some Thrashers."

7. Oh ard

Generally meaning, "oh, okay." However, it depends on the context.

"Yeah dude, I heard she actually has a thing for Jack"
"Oh, ard"

8. Warsh

Meaning to wash, usually referring to clothes.

"Hon, put your laundry in the warsh"

9. Rofo

This stands for the gas station known as Royal Farms, known for its award-winning fried chicken.

"I'm gonna fill up, and get breakfast as RoFo before we go down de oshin"

10.  Crebs

One of Maryland's most beloved foods: the crab, particularly a blue crab.

"I'm going to go all out for the BBQ and get some crebs"

11.  Marelin

How most Marylanders pronouns Maryland. The "D" just goes out the window.

"Hell yeah I'm from Marelin"

12.  Old Bay

A mixture of spices that is a staple in any Maryland household. There are Marylanders who will legitimately put Old Bay on anything.

"Old Bay ice cream... Sure I'll try it!"

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The 2019 NBA Awards Nominees Are In & Here's Who I Think Will Win

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The 2019 NBA Awards is less than a month away. With the recent release of the nominees' list, here are some the players I would vote for to walk out with a trophy on June 24.

WARNING:

The nominees I select are based strictly on their regular season performance. These are regular season awards, so I will not be factoring in the playoffs when it comes to who I feel is deserving of a selection.

With that, these are my nominees for 2019 NBA MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Most Improved Player.

Most Valuable Player

My selection would have to be Giannis Antetokounmpo, star forward of the Milwaukee Bucks.

When selecting an MVP, you have to factor in individual numbers, player impact, and team success. With a regular season record of 60-22, the Bucks held the best record in the league from start to finish. Antetokounmpo was the driving force of this team as he only continued to expand his game, scoring even more in the paint and adding range to his shot. Averaging a double-double with 27.7 points and 12.5 rebounds, he also was heavily active on the defensive end with nearly two steals and two blocks per game. His overall skill set of scoring at a high clip, facilitating for teammates by drawing double teams and finding the open man, and his infectious play on defense that rubs off on the rest of the team, are all reasons that Antetokounmpo deserves to be the NBA's 2019 Most Valuable Player.

Rookie of the Year

In a tight race between point guard Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks and forward Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks, I have got to go with Luka on this one. It is nothing against Trae, but Luka caught fire early and the only thing that held him back was that the team started tanking. The Mavericks started the season out as a fringe playoff team in the deep Western Conference on the back of Doncic's 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and six assists.

The most notable thing Luka brought to the NBA that caught most off guard was his ability to shoot the ball at a high rate. Throughout the draft process, scouts continuously harped on how he lacked athleticism and did not have much range. Despite all the criticism, Doncic's patent step back became almost as famous as James Harden's and helped him in gaining significant space to shoot against elite NBA defenders. After shooting over 50 percent from the field and over 30 percent from behind the arc, he definitely showed that he has the pro level game we expected him to have come out of the Euro League. Doncic had a more polished season and was more consistent throughout the entirety of the season.

Most Improved Player

This is probably the most difficult decision of all three awards, as De'Angelo Russell, De'Aaron Fox, and Pascal Siakam all had stellar seasons. Personally, I have to go with Pascal Siakam because of the significant jump that he made from year two to year three.

After averaging only seven points last season, Siakam improved his point total by raising it by over double to nearly 17 points on 60 percent shooting from the floor. Although he comes off as nothing more than a good third option on a championship team, Siakam also asserted himself as a strong all-around player with a lengthy power forward that can guard guards and big men while also being able to compete on the offensive end.

Although Russell and Fox had more significant roles on their respective teams, Siakam was able to improve himself this significantly while still having to defer to the Raptors' main stars, Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry. Nothing wrong with improving your stats as a primary option, but I prefer someone improving significantly as an overall player in the background while still having an impact on the team's success.

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