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Can You Decipher Iowa Slang?

Unless you're from Iowa, knowing the ins and outs of local slang isn't easy. Do you think you can decipher the tricky slang of this state like a total pro? Take these 12 quiz questions and put your slang knowledge to the test!
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What can grow to be "knee high by the fourth of July?"
Soy beans
Corn
Grass

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Who might be described as a "pork queen?"
Someone overweight
A literal queen of pork at a fair
A farmer's wife

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What exactly is "puppy chow?"
Food for a puppy
A sweet snack mix
Any kind of leftovers

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When might one holler "padiddle" in Iowa?
When they see a car with one headlight
When they're on a boat
When they're excited

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A "maidrite" sandwich is most comparable to a....
Burrito
Gyro
Sloppy joe

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What is "cornhole?"
A deep fried corn nugget
A lawn game
A state fair

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What is "prairie lights?"
A bookstore
A state wide dance-a-thon
A phenomenon that happens every summer

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What is the "Big Pig?"
The Piggly Wiggly
The head honcho on a farm
Premium standard farms

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What is "the junction?"
Intersection of Highways 2 and 65
A mountain pass
Where two rivers collide

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If you're "muddin' it in" what are you doing?
Phoning it in
Planting corn or soybeans into wet soil
Playing hooky from work

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If something is "pert near" then how far away is it?
It's very close
It's very far
It's not known

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To "warsh" something means to...
Wash it
Dirty it
Eat on it

C+, Iowa Slang Standard

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Based on the results of this quiz, you have a pretty standard knowledge of Iowa slang! You're not exactly an expert, but you could get by in this state just fine. You might not hack it with the locals, but you've got a great foundation to build upon.

B+, Iowa Slang Savvy

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are Iowa slang savvy! You know the slang of Iowa pretty well. Sure, you might not know as much as a true local just yet, but you're well on your way. We think you'd get the hang of things in no time!

A+, Iowa Slang Expert

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a total Iowa slang expert! It's obvious that you know the slang of this great state like only a true local can. You know that a pork queen isn't someone who just likes pork and that corn is always knee high by the fourth of July! To you, Iowa is just like home!
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1
What can grow to be "knee high by the fourth of July?"
Soy beans
Corn
Grass
2
Who might be described as a "pork queen?"
Someone overweight
A literal queen of pork at a fair
A farmer's wife
3
What exactly is "puppy chow?"
Food for a puppy
A sweet snack mix
Any kind of leftovers
4
When might one holler "padiddle" in Iowa?
When they see a car with one headlight
When they're on a boat
When they're excited
5
A "maidrite" sandwich is most comparable to a....
Burrito
Gyro
Sloppy joe
6
What is "cornhole?"
A deep fried corn nugget
A lawn game
A state fair
7
What is "prairie lights?"
A bookstore
A state wide dance-a-thon
A phenomenon that happens every summer
8
What is the "Big Pig?"
The Piggly Wiggly
The head honcho on a farm
Premium standard farms
9
What is "the junction?"
Intersection of Highways 2 and 65
A mountain pass
Where two rivers collide
10
If you're "muddin' it in" what are you doing?
Phoning it in
Planting corn or soybeans into wet soil
Playing hooky from work
11
If something is "pert near" then how far away is it?
It's very close
It's very far
It's not known
12
To "warsh" something means to...
Wash it
Dirty it
Eat on it

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