If you’re spending some time in the state, you will want to know these North Dakota slang words to help you speak like a local. From great road trips to tasty burgers, as well as enjoyable cities like Fargo, this is a state you will want to get to know a whole lot better.
The Best North Dakota slang
1. Flickertail = State nickname
One of North Dakota’s state nicknames is the Flickertail State, which refers to a ground squirrel or prairie dog that are abundant in certain parts of the state.
2. Salad = NOT salad
For most people, salad is a mix of leaves and veggies. For North Dakotans? It could be a savoury mayonnaise-based side dish or a dessert of Jell-O, canned fruit and a little Cool-Whip. In fact, it could just be any Jell-O dish!
3. Supper = Dinner
In some rural parts of the state, the midday meal is called dinner and the evening meal is supper. Double check what time any meal invitations are at!
4. You betcha = Agreement
“Ya, you betcha!” This shows that you agree with whatever someone else is saying.
5. Shelter belt = Tree windbreakers
A shelterbelt is the row of trees planted in between fields to help block the wind from ruining them.
6. Uff da = Oh!
Uff da means both everything yet nothing in the Midwest! Use this phrase to express surprise, relief, exhaustion, astonishment, and dismay.
7. Hotdish = Casserole
A hot dish is basically a comforting casserole that’s bursting with goodness.
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