Regional U.S. Slang Words You Should Know
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English may be the official language of the United States, but each of its 50 states prides itself on having its own colloquialisms — thanks to the country’s melting pot heritage and multiplicity of languages and cultures. That cultural mix has resulted in some interesting twists on everyday words. Here are 12 fascinating regional slang words you’ll hear throughout the U.S. and where they came from.