February 19, 2022

Secrets Only People From Missouri Know

The Show-Me state has some tricks up its sleeve. If you want to talk, eat and party like a Missourian, these are all the things you'll need to know to fit in.

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The best place to meet your neighbors is outside when a storm is coming.
We all run out to our porches to see what's up when dark clouds start rolling in.
Photo credit: Anthony / Flickr
The best place to meet your neighbors is outside when a storm is coming.

We all run out to our porches to see what's up when dark clouds start rolling in.

Photo credit: Anthony / Flickr
Eminem claims Detroit but is actually from Missouri.
He was born in St. Joseph, MO and lived in Missouri for much of his childhood.
Photo credit: Marco Torres
Eminem claims Detroit but is actually from Missouri.

He was born in St. Joseph, MO and lived in Missouri for much of his childhood.

Photo credit: Marco Torres
”Hoosier” is an insult.
In Missouri, a “hoosier” isn’t someone from Indiana.
Photo credit: Cheryl Baehr
”Hoosier” is an insult.

In Missouri, a “hoosier” isn’t someone from Indiana.

Photo credit: Cheryl Baehr
Never trust a meteorologist.
They try so hard but Missouri weather can’t be predicted.
Photo credit: Phuong Bui
Never trust a meteorologist.

They try so hard but Missouri weather can’t be predicted.

Photo credit: Phuong Bui
“The Lake” means the Lake of the Ozarks.
There is no other “The Lake.”
Photo credit: cropped photo via @jamescarr / Flickr
“The Lake” means the Lake of the Ozarks.

There is no other “The Lake.”

Photo credit: cropped photo via @jamescarr / Flickr
Kansas City is not in Kansas.
And, yes, nearby Raytown is the fictional home of Mama’s Family.
Photo credit: @pasa / Flickr
Kansas City is not in Kansas.

And, yes, nearby Raytown is the fictional home of Mama’s Family.

Photo credit: @pasa / Flickr
”Ope!”
Learn it. Love it. Use it.
Photo credit: cropped version of a photo via @pasa / Flickr
”Ope!”

Learn it. Love it. Use it.

Photo credit: cropped version of a photo via @pasa / Flickr
Your heater and your air conditioner will be used in the same day.
Frequently.
Photo credit: Phuong Bui
Your heater and your air conditioner will be used in the same day.

Frequently.

Photo credit: Phuong Bui
Highway 40 is also 64 is also “Highway Farty.” And Highway 44 is “Highway Farty Far.”
Sorry ‘bout it.
Photo credit: cropped version of a photo via Doug Kerr / Flickr
Highway 40 is also 64 is also “Highway Farty.” And Highway 44 is “Highway Farty Far.”

Sorry ‘bout it.

Photo credit: cropped version of a photo via Doug Kerr / Flickr
Missouri is not Missourah.
You can only live in one. Choose a side.
Photo credit: cropped version of a photo via @pasa / Flickr
Missouri is not Missourah.

You can only live in one. Choose a side.

Photo credit: cropped version of a photo via @pasa / Flickr