If you’re spending some time in the state, you will want to know these Indiana slang words to help you speak like a local. From great road trips to tasty burgers, as well as enjoyable cities like Indianapolis, this is a state you will want to get to know a whole lot better.
The Best Indiana Slang Words
1. Failful = Difficult
Indiana talk for it was real hard to do.
2. Hoosier = Indiana local
A name given to people from Indiana. The people of Indiana are proud to bear the name, and it is a misconception that it is derogatory for a red-neck farmer.
3. Sweeper = Vacuum Cleaner
This is another name for a vacuum cleaner.
4. “Ope” = ‘Oops!’
Simultaneously a word and a sound, it is the noise Indiana locals make when people bump into each other and always occurs before “sorry” or “excuse me.”
5. Yun Too? = All of you, too?
“I heard they’re going to the sports bar, yun too?”
6. Mangos and Green Peppers = Same!
Don’t be surprised if you ask for a green pepper in Indiana and someone hands you a mango (or vice versa).
7. Tenderloin = Pork fritter sandwich
Indiana doesn’t have an official state food, but if there was one, it might be the tenderloin sandwich!
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