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What Phrases Do You Only Hear In The Midwest?
There are a few words and phrases that these Midwesterners say that maybe the rest of the country doesn't. Here are just a few examples ...
OTHER WORDS FROM MidwestMid·west·ern·er, noun
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What does Midwest mean?
The Midwest is the northern central area of the mainland United States.
Generally, the boundaries of the Midwest are Canada to the north, the Rocky Mountains to the west, the southern borders of Missouri and Kansas to the south, and the Allegheny Mountains to the east. Sometimes the Midwest is thought of as extending to the eastern border of Illinois or Ohio.
The Midwest is one of the United States’ four official regions as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Because the Census Bureau doesn’t divide states when defining regions, it sets Ohio as the Midwest’s eastern border. According to the Census, 12 states are located within the Midwest: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
Americans themselves often differ in terms of which states they consider to be in the Midwest. Sometimes, states on the fringes, such as Ohio or North Dakota, aren’t considered to be a part of the Midwest.
Adjective forms of Midwest include Midwestern and Middle Western, but Midwest can also be used as an adjective, as in Midwest states. A person from the Midwest can be called a Midwesterner. Much less commonly, it’s called the Middle West.
Example: I always love to travel to the central United States to see the beautiful scenery of the Midwest.
Where does Midwest come from?
The first records of the term Midwest referring to the northern central area of the United States come from around the 1890s. The mid- in Midwest means “middle.” Although the Midwestern states are really in the northern central area of the country, the word west indicates their position in relation to the East Coast (the location of the original 13 U.S. colonies).
The term Midwest is often used in American media that focuses on geographic areas or that analyzes demographics. Especially during an election season, political analysts speculate and observe how the states in the Midwest are going to vote.
Many parts of the Midwest are rural, but it also has many urban and suburban areas. The region is especially known for having rich farmland.
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How is Midwest used in real life?
Americans use the term Midwest to refer to the north-central region of the country and the states located there. People often debate which states are located in the Midwest.
Has anyone in the Midwest turned their heat on yet?
— Possum (@Ladypossum) September 30, 2020
a lot of you didn’t grow up in the midwest and it shows
— Paige Blue (@paigenblue) September 25, 2020
We’ve entered the point of the year in the Midwest where you need a jacket to leave the house in the morning but you’ll be sweating with it on a few hours later
— Nick Roberts (@nickroberts317) September 20, 2020
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The Midwest stretches from the border of Canada to the north to the border of Mexico to the south.
How to use Midwest in a sentence
The two parties shared power in the few that remained, all in the Midwest and Northeast.Republicans now enjoy unmatched power in the states. It was a 40-year effort.|David Byler|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
The creatures have begun to invade “our most pristine lakes,” the smaller inland waters of the Midwest and Canada.A spiky flea could ruin Midwestern ecosystems and kill native fish|By Abi Cole/Outdoor Life|February 17, 2021|Popular-Science
We don’t really try to stick out too hard in the Midwest, either.
The network is part of ProPublica’s growing local initiative, which includes offices in the Midwest, South, and Southwest, plus an investigative unit in partnership with the Texas Tribune.ProPublica Is Seeking New Applicants for Its Local Reporting Network|by ProPublica|February 5, 2021|ProPublica
From 2001 to 2012, he served in several roles at Howard Brown Health, the Midwest’s largest LGBTQ health organization, and ultimately became its vice president and chief program officer.Passing the baton, Lorri Jean to exit as LA LGBT Center CEO|Brody Levesque|January 28, 2021|Washington Blade
In a frightening development for the GOP, Democrats had won even traditionally Republican constituencies in the Midwest.
Ohio is the essential Midwest battleground for any presidential campaign.
Like Carver, Borlaug grew up in a tiny farm town in the Midwest—in Cresco, Iowa.
School children in the Midwest are being hit by a viral infection that is sending hundreds to the hospital.
In fact, the Midwest is the only region where Clinton lacks a definite lead.Cleveland, LeBron James, and the 2016 Republican Convention|Lloyd Green|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had a few faint freckles on her nose and full lips and it was ten to one that she was from the Midwest.The Five Arrows|Allan Chase
He had answered the call of the Midwest because he could not help answering it.
You will have to forgive my midwest accent, which differs from yours.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Sometimes he had felt doubts about the wisdom of having left New York for the Midwest.
It is made in the Midwest and packed in small, heavily waxed portions to preserve all of its fine, full aroma and flavor.The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown