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Kansas Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

7 Kansas Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

If you’re spending some time in the state, you will want to know these Kansas slang words to help you speak like a local. From great road trips to tasty burgers, as well as enjoyable cities like Wichita, this is a state you will want to get to know a whole lot better.

Here are 7 Kansas Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

Caddy Corner = Opposite corner

1. Caddy Corner = Opposite corner

A direction best used to describe something on the opposite corner. “Her house is caddy corner to the Quiktrip.”



Burnt ends = Tasty BBQ bits

2. Burnt ends = Tasty BBQ bits

To some, this phrase might mean the leftover bits of barbecue meat that aren’t worth eating. For Kansans, they’re the best part of BBQ sides!



EMAW – Kansas State fan phrase

3. EMAW – Kansas State fan phrase

This stands for “every man a wildcat.” What a battle cry!



The “concrete” = Frozen custard

4. The “concrete” = Frozen custard

It’s thick like a blizzard, yet in Kansas you can get them from Freddy’s and other frozen treat stands.



Rock chalk = Kansas University chant

5. Rock chalk = Kansas University chant

What to say to a fellow KU fan. The appropriate response is “Jayhawk!” Eg. “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk!”



Yums = Treats

6. Yums = Treats

They could be tasty meals or snacks, such as biscuits.



Sun shower = Rainy-but-sunny

7. Sun shower = Rainy-but-sunny

This is a phenomenon where it rains while the sun is shining. ‘Cos, Kansas.

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