Top 10 Things Only Midwestern People Understand

The Midwest is the best place to live. If you ain’t from the Midwest you won’t understand this list.
The Top Ten
1 Unpredictable weather

You want unpredictable weather? Then the Midwest is the place for you. It can go from 70 degrees outside one day to 20 degrees the next day.

It's very predictable here in the Pacific Northwest. Rain until February, then some snow, then more rain.

I live in Wisconsin and that is how I know and how to get used to it!

2 When the weather is bad, but it’s not really bad. It’s just the wind

So imagine it's 60 degrees and sunny. Seems like a nice day right? Well, the wind will make it seem worse.

3 Trips to the lake are the best thing ever

Ah yes, Lake Michigan in the summer is beautiful.

Yes, even in California going to Lake Tahoe is the best thing ever

4 Trucks are the best vehicles known to mankind

Not only are they good for doing work; they're perfect for having fun too. Just tie a rope to the back and then you can go mudding/sledding.

I'd rather have a vehicle I can rely on, something that can get me through snow and ice, not some fast sports car. city people just don't get this.

5 Corn Hole is a requirement at any party or tailgate

In case you're wondering what corn hole is it's the Midwest name for "bean bag toss."

6 Boots are acceptable pretty much anytime and anywhere
7 The term “ope”

This I think is the only thing on this list that people outside of the midwest wouldn't understand, this and the word "cornhole".

This is an expression that you'd say when you make a small mistake.
Ex: *bumping into someone*
Ope I'm sorry.

It means "oops".

8 Guns are a good thing

The only purpose for a gun outside of war is shooting animals to feed your family. In the city, there is no need to go hunting and therefore, there is absolutely no purpose to have a gun or rifle in the country. It is simply much easier to go to the forest and stalk and kill a deer, it makes the day go by faster and creates a bonding experience with your son or daughter.

Go "up north" during deer season. You'll find thousands of guys with high powered rifles hunting. You'll also find little to no murders, killings, or deaths because of those rifles. It's not the gun, it's the person doing the shooting...

Yes you read that right. Contrary to popular belief guns don't kill people.

9 State Fairs are awesome

Not a Midwest (I actually live near the Midwest) but State Fairs are fun there!

They're a big thing in the Midwest for sure.

10 Bonfires are the best thing about fall

Yeah, except we go to bonfires every July 4th.

This I'm assuming your talking about a huge bonfire, which are pretty cool

The Contenders
11 Pet chickens
12 No snow day
13 Tornado warnings
14 Snow storms
15 Pet ducks
16 Pet cows
17 Pet pig
18 Friday fish fry
19 Pep rallies
20 Pop (Soda)
21 The Farmhouse
22 Overall dresses
23 Overalls
24 Pet bunnies
25 Butterburgers
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