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 or 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, corn hole is 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.
Example: bumping into someone
Ope, I'm sorry.

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, 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.

9 State Fairs are awesome

Not a Midwesterner (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.

I'm assuming you're talking about a huge bonfire, which is pretty cool.

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