If you’re spending some time in the state, you will want to know these Vermont slang words to help you speak like a local. From great road trips to tasty burgers, as well as enjoyable cities like Burlington, this is a state you will want to get to know a whole lot better.
The Best Vermont Slang
1. Flatlander = Out-of-towner
A ‘flatlander’ is someone who wasn’t born in Vermont.
2. Green Up Day = Clean up day!
Green Up Day, which is always the first Saturday of May, is a statewide effort in Vermont to clean up roadside trash – and everyone helps out!
3. Chinin’ = Snow machining
Short for ‘Snow machining,’ otherwise known as ‘Snowmobiling.’
4. Creemee = Soft serve ice cream
Vermont locals don’t call soft serve anything but ‘Creemee’ – it sums it up perfectly!
5. Had the radish = No longer useful
“That old car’s finally had the radish.”
6. Down cellar = Basement
‘Will you grab the boxes from the down cellar?”
7. Sugar on snow = Sweet candy
Sugar on Snow is maple syrup heated up, and then drizzled over packed snow, where it seizes up into a shiny, chewy taffy-like candy.
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