When it comes to the American-English vernacular, it's fair to say more states have their own unique spin on the lingo. Oklahoma is no different.

If you've ever been confused or out of the loop during a conversation, like you received a compliment that later seemed like an insult, here's why... Oklahoma has a very polite way of telling people they're stupid and being rude.

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All the same, there are a ton of word mash-ups that sound like gibberish to non-Okies.

Next time you're having an Oklahoma conversation, you'll be better off knowing this lingo.

Do You Know These 22 Phrases Only Okies Understand

Whether you're new to the Sooner State or just visiting, familiarize yourself with the lingo.

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More Oklahoma Phrases That Stump Non-Okies

Depending on how old you are and how big your hometown is, these Oklahoma phrases will be either really familiar or not at all. If you're seeing and hearing these for the first time, add them to your vocabulary. As Okies die, move away, and non-Okies move in, these words are disappearing from the Oklahoma dialect.

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16 Oklahoma Phrases That Would Stump Out-of-Towners

Every state seems to have its own way of talking. Here are a few of the more common phrases that'll have you wondering what Okies are saying.

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The Frozen Wichita Mountains

When Southwest Oklahoma gets a rare blizzard with serious snowfall, the mountains take on a fresh and stunning look. It's something we all get to experience thanks to the video and camera work of a few awesome locals with a stellar YouTube channel, The Pemberton Boys. They flew their drones and explored the mountains across SWOK while the views were grand, putting it online for everyone to enjoy.

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