Words And Phrases To Learn To Sound Like A Native Idahoan
Idaho has some unique language quirks. If you want to sound like a native Idahoan, you may want to learn these words and phrases. I bet people would be surprised to know that you were from out of state if you used this lingo.
When you're going "Up South" you are likely going up into the South Hills. Some people find this weird but here it is pretty normal.
"I Bleed Blue"
That is what you say if you love the Boise State Broncos. And it is a nod to the iconic blue football field at BSU.
"Can I get Fry Sauce"
Fry sauce is like gold. It can go on everything and it is a delicious mix of ketchup and mayo.
People in Idaho love their finger steaks. Think of a chicken finger only made out of steak and you dip it in fry sauce or cocktail sauce.
Also known as the glove box or glove compartment. I had never heard of this until I moved to Idaho
Creek (crick) vs Creek (creek)
There are two different types of creeks. A creek (crick) is smaller, a creek is larger.
The lovable nickname for Twin Falls. No idea where it came from but it stuck.
When things are just slightly off, maybe crooked or just slightly off.
Whistle Pig or Rock Chuck
It is a marmot that lives all over the place. They are considered vermin and they are like a huge prairie dog.
That really rough winter that we got a few years ago. People were snowed into their homes and it led to a lot of flooding later in the year. We call it Snowmagedon