Map shows the unofficial slang word for each state – What is New Jersey’s?
Here's a pretty cool way to learn something unique about each state. Slate recently compiled the unofficial slang word for every state in the US.
How did they come up with these results? According to the article,
We called up some linguists who helped us make an initial list of unique words that are in one way or another associated with a particular state. Next we researched online message board discussions about zany terms that have gained popularity in different states. We also surveyed friends and colleagues on the words they most associate with their home states and polled Slate readers on Facebook. Ultimately, we built up groupings of anywhere from five to 10 viable options for each state and then, well, argued a lot. The competition was fierce, the results certain to be controversial.
New Jersey's unofficial slang word is jug handle. It could be worse. Missouri’s is “Missouri”.