If you’re spending some time in the state, you will want to know these Washington slang words to help you speak like a local. From great road trips to tasty burgers, as well as enjoyable cities like Seattle, this is a state you will want to get to know a whole lot better.
The Best Washington Slang
1. Jumble Sale = Yard sale
If you want to sell off some bric-a-brac, you hold a jumble sale in Washington.
2. Filthy = Very good
“Man, these fries are absolutely filthy!”
3. Banana belt = Warmer region
A warm region tucked inside a colder region. This would include the areas both east and west of the San Juan Islands.
4. I-5 = Interstate 5
I-5 runs North/South through Seattle. Never use “the”!
5. Fill me up with leaded = Coffee!
“I’m so sleepy, fill me up with leaded!”
6. Seattle Tuxedo = Flannel shirt/fleece and jeans
About as far from fancy as you can possibly get.
7. Microserf = Microsoft employee
Someone who works for Microsoft; usually a programmer at Microsoft, especially a low-level coder with little chance of fame or fortune.
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