Going Back To School…

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…so that means:

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more Mid- West word of the Week to view past words click HERE

and I have a ton of interviews to post for you guys including Rising Star, and an interview with a well known social entrepreneur. So keep checking to stay updated :-)

Midwest word of the Week: Tennis Shoes

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Tennis shoe- (n.) sneaker

“I am going to Foot Locker to buy some new tennis shoes.”

*note: personally I don’t get why or how tennis shoes can refer to a sneaker? What if you go to a sneaker event…is it called a ‘tennis shoe event’? I just don’t get this one…

Mid-West Word of the Week: POP

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Yes! Out here in the mid-west they refer to what you may know as ‘soda’ as pop. Personally, I am used to hearing people use this word in shows like Leave It To Beaver and it reminds me of being in the 1930′s. But actually the whole word for soda is soda pop.

Pop- (n.) Soda, soda pop, products such as that of Coke, Pepsi, Sprite etc. ex: “Hey we are ordering pizza, do you guys want some pop with it?”

Mid-West Word of the Week: Murk

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Murk- to leave.

ex: “Yo where did everyone go?”
“Everyone murked.”

Mid-West Word of the Week: Cakin’

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Cakin’- On the east coast we know this word as ‘JONES’in’ In general this word means to talk to a potential mate, or current mate on the phone to late hours of the night.

ex: “Jordan was cakin’ it with his girl.”

Mid-West Word of the Week: Nappy

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Y’all know I am from NYC but currently go to school out in the mid-west. And I know a lot of you who read are from all over. But the difference in languages in different places just baffles me. It’s like another language that exists in different parts of the country. Well, to provide a good chuckle and also enhance and expand your minds to new vocab I will be starting up this “mid-west” word of the week. Here’s the first one:

Nappy: (adj.) old, dusty, bummy, not fly.
example: “He think he is fly but he stay wearing that NAPPY ass hoody.”

Ha ha, more to come…every week. There are SO many. What are some other weird words you heard when coming to a new place?

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