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

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

I don't think that is a midwest issue, there is unpredictable weather in many states from the West and East coasts as well, it just something you wont really experience in California and other "lucky" states, but with global warming it could be an issue for all places - germshep24

In Seattle this isn't a problem. We get...rain. - SirSheep

I grew up there growing up in the Midwest I loved it the unpredictable weather

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

Coming from a Midwestern(er) I only understand this, #2, and #4.

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. - PackFan2005

Yes, even in California going to Lake Tahoe is the best thing ever - germshep24

Lakes are great here too. They're always freezing cold though - SirSheep

I agree, even though I'm not a midwestern(er) - darthvadern

4 Trucks are the best vehicles known to mankind

Trucks are awesome, though in the city is becomes a burden because all your friends come to you when they need something moved - germshep24

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. - RustyNail

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 - Randomator

5 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 corn hole - germshep24

It means 'oops' - BorisRule

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

6 Boots are acceptable pretty much anytime and anywhere

Best footwear of all time - RawIsgore

Boots are the best shoe in the Midwest - Randomator

I'm not even a Midwesterner and I agree - TwilightKitsune


7 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 - germshep24

Statistically speaking you are more likely to hurt yourself with a gun during a break in than the person doing the robbery, everyone likes to think their John Wick when it comes to emergencies, but the sad truth is most are just one of the random guys that are there to be shot by John Wick - germshep24

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 in the country everybody knows each other, it is harder to murder when everyone knows each other. - germshep24

I may be left leaning but I support the 2nd amendment.But we need background checks. - DarkBoi-X

That isn't the 2nd amendment, the 2nd amendment is about the right for the military to bear arms - germshep24

We use them to get that turdy point buck. - PackFan2005

8 Corn Hole is a requirement at any party or tailgate

If it's the summer here we play it - SirSheep

In case you’re wondering what corn hole is it’s the Midwest name for “bean bag toss.” - Randomator

9 Bonfires are the best thing about fall

This I'm assuming your talking about a huge bonfire, which are pretty cool - germshep24

Yeah, except we go to bonfires every July 4th. - PackFan2005

They are a thing of beauty - Randomator

Amazing - RawIsgore

10 State Fairs are awesome

Not really a midwest thing, they happen all over the states it just isn't as special in a city or a place where you have a boardwalk or theme parks

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

Oh yeah

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

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