14 #JustMidwestThings Just People From The Midwest Can Relate To
Start writing a post
Arts Entertainment

14 #JustMidwestThings Just People From The Midwest Can Relate To

Ope, it's another Midwest list.

382
14 #JustMidwestThings Just People From The Midwest Can Relate To
Kelly Toncre

The Midwest is made up of Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Minnesota. If you have lived in one of these states for a good amount of time, these things may be familiar.

1. "Ope"

Source

Ope, I bumped you. Ope, dropped my phone. Ope. Ope. Ope.

SEE ALSO: 40 Times Midwesterners Say 'Ope'

2. Goodbyes are 20 minutes long

Source

Because as you're saying goodbye, you remember 20 things you need to tell them.

3. Pop

Source

It's pop, not soda or coke. Unless you specifically want Coke.

4. Euchre

Source

You've either played it or at least heard of it and know someone who does play it.

5. Puppy chow

c1.staticflickr.com

The most delicious blend of chocolate, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and cereal.

6. Shorts weather is 50+ degrees

c1.staticflickr.com

Especially after a long winter, you're bound to want to wear shorts when that temperature hits 50.

7. You can drive in any kind of weather

Yelp

When it rains, storms, snows, sleets, hails, or is windy every day, you're pretty trained to drive in anything.

8. The right lane is for cruising. The left lane is for passing.

Don't be that person who cruises in the left lane.

9. College football

You're either a Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, or Michigan State fan when it comes to college football. Or you're well aware of the rivalries.

10. Lakes

c1.staticflickr.com

Saltwater, who? We swim in the thousands of lakes, including the Great Lakes.

11. Corn fields

Majority of the Midwest is cornfield. We watch it "get knee high by the Fourth of July" and then get turned into a corn maze by October.

12. Cedar Point

upload.wikimedia.org

Cedar Point is THE place to be in the summertime.

13. Fireflies

Those things that fly in the air and whose butts light up? Those are fireflies.

14. Flat

Majority of the Midwest is made up of flatland. And as soon as you leave the Midwest, you'll realize how flat it actually is and will comment on the hills/mountains.

From Your Site Articles
Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

48946
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

121374
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments