HOOSIER TO ENGLISH DICTIONARY
I grew up in Indiana and I am here to help you understand the dialect of these mysterious people.
- •Swole : SwollenEg: "My whole foot was swole."
- •Busted : FracturedEg: "He busted his arm."
- •Warsh : WashEg: "It's Friday, time to warsh yourself."
- •Ain't : That is certainly not trueEg: "Obama is a good leader." "AIN'T."
- •College : He lacks basic common sense because he is educated.Eg: "Wait, hay and straw are two different things?!" "[looks knowingly at another person] College."
- •Ma'am : You are a woman who is even seven minutes older than me.Eg: "Hello my adult nephew who is in his forties. Can I take your coat?" "Yes ma'am."
- •Pop : Carbonated non-alcoholic beverage.Eg: "Would you like some pop?" "You mean soda?" "I don't know what language you're speaking."
- •Hun : Patron of my establishmentEg: "Do you know what you want yet hun?"
- •Them : The ; Them there : ThoseEg: "It's them onions in them there taters that makes 'em taste so good."
- •Dinner : Lunch (if it's a big meal)Eg: "Dinner smells great grandma." "Dinner?! We already had dinner! ... *sigh* College."
- •Supper : DinnerEg: (continued) "This if for supper, not dinner."
- •Musk Mellon : CantaloupeEg: "Mmm I love cantaloupe grandma!" "What? *shakes head* That's a musk mellon. ... College."
- •The Race : The Indy 500Eg: "What are you doing for the race?"
- •Parts : RegionEg: "He's not from these parts."
- •Ball : BasketballEg: "You play ball?"