When someone from outside our state thinks of Idaho, they may not think of a place with its own unique language and distinct culture. After all, you can tell when a person was raised out east because of their brash east-coast accent. Or if a person has spent time down-south, they can be identified by their slow southern drawl and simple vocabulary. But what about people from Idaho? Do we have any Ida-isms that have developed in the gem-state that is unique only to us? The answer is yes.

I came across this interesting blog from Kristin Norton that highlighted 30 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Idaho. It's pretty spot on, and here are some of my favorites.

1. Blue
What it means everywhere else: The color that looks great on everyone.
What it means in Idaho: The color of your blood because you BLEED Broncos blue.

3. Traffic Jam
What it means everywhere else: The maddening sea of brake lights and gridlock every day at 5 pm.
What it means in Idaho: Occasionally being held up by cattle.

5. Midwest
What it means everywhere else: Where everyone thinks Idaho is located.
What it means in Idaho: Not where Idaho is located.

6. Boise
What it means everywhere else: The city of Boy-Z.
What it means in Idaho: The awesome city of Boy-See.

11. Fry Sauce
What it means everywhere else: Ketchup.
What it means in Idaho: The magical concoction of ketchup and mayo that makes everything better. No fry sauce? No fries.

Pretty spot on! You can see the full list here. And while we're at it, are there any Ida-isms that you use that nobody else does? Feel free to post below!