Kansas Slang

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.

The Best Kansas Slang Words

1. Caddy Corner = Opposite corner

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

Kansas slang

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!

Kansas slang

3. EMAW – Kansas State fan phrase

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

Kansas slang

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.

5. Rock chalk = Kansas University chant

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

6. Yums = Treats

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

7. Sun shower = Rainy-but-sunny

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

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