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Old sayings about the Midwest

Posted by R. Berg on October 20, 2006

In Reply to: Old sayings about the Midwest posted by colfaxian on October 20, 2006

: I'm looking for some cliches or old sayings about the Midwest, or any of the states within, or sayings that originated in the midwest. Things like "more stubborn than a Missouri mule" (about missourian harry truman). famous quotes about the midwest would work, too, such as "toto, I don't think we're in kansas anymore."

There's "I'm from Missouri. You'll have to show me."

There's also "I hope you get to the saddles by Christmas," alluding to use of the Sears catalogue in outhouses, but I'm not sure the Midwest was its only venue. ~rb