We say things here in Buffalo that nobody else really does. Sometimes I have to restrain myself from using Buffalo "slang" when talking to someone who isn't from here. Seriously, sometimes friends visit Buffalo and Western New York and they have no idea what some of these words or phrases mean.

I recently went to Nashville and had to stop myself from asking the bartender on lower Broadway for a "blue light." They don't know about blue lights outside of WNY and Canada.

When you grow up here in Western New York, these words and phrases become second nature to you. Many of them are just a way of life for Buffalonians.

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