Moving to Iowa after living in Michigan my entire life was a pretty weird experience. You would think that two Midwest states wouldn't be all that different, but I felt like a bit of an alien when I came here! One of the strangest things I experienced was trying to learn a bunch of unfamiliar words and expressions.

The website Play NJ recently published a map of the U.S. that shows the most common slang terms in each state. I'm happy to report that I'm familiar with one out of the two for Iowa! Have you ever had "puppy chow?" If you're from the Midwest and you somehow don't know what that is, PlayNJ states:

"Puppy chow, also typically known as monkey munch, muddy buddies, muddy munch, or reindeer chow, is the name for a snack usually made with cereal."

I've been eating puppy chow for a very long time and it is still one of my favorite snacks. If you're looking for a recipe, you can find one HERE!

The other slang term for Iowa, the one I'm clueless about, is, "knee high by the Fourth of July." The article says, "the phrase refers to an important benchmark for corn crop farmers." I've never spent any time on a farm, so I guess it makes sense that I wouldn't know that one.

Check out the map with the rest of the popular slang terms for each state HERE!

[Via PlayNJ]