I don’t live in the Midwest anymore, but as someone who grew up in Illinois and Kansas, I feel these memes deep in my soul.

There are just certain quirks that are ingrained in you if you grew up in the Midwest and you look back on them fondly once you’re gone.

And if you’re still there, you’re living it, baby!

Enjoy these Midwestern memes and don’t forget to be polite!

1. Hahahaha. Poor Ohio…

I do like Columbus, though…


2. Ope! You know you’ve heard it.

It’s pretty much the official word of the Midwest at this point.


3. Casey’s is great!

If you’re out that way, hit it up!


4. That’s called sightseeing.

So many to choose from…


5. Doing your best to explain…

But how do you do it?


6. It never fails, does it?

Especially when it’s 10 degrees outside.


7. They do love that stuff.

It’s in their blood!


8. You’re allowed to pay in cheese slices there.

25 slices for a lap dance.

Photo Credit: Cheezburger

9. Ranch is Life.

You can use it on everything!

10. A true Midwestern rivalry.

Those are fightin’ words!

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11. Let’s go outside and see the show.

Once it’s on your block, THEN you run inside.

Photo Credit: Cheezburger

12. The ol’ junk drawer.

Do you have one?

Photo Credit: Cheezburger

13. Here you go!

It’s all so very Midwestern.

Photo Credit: Cheezburger

Those are pretty hilarious and they’re also totally accurate.

Now we want to hear from you!

Let’s get some Midwest love going in the comments!

Tell us where you’re from and your favorite part about living in the Midwest.

We’d love to hear from you!