Does Anyone in Illinois Say ‘Ope’ When They Bump Into People?
Being from Minnesota, I get made fun of for my accent...a lot; not sure why, it's something that I'm quite proud of actually.
But, there is something that I say, that you might be guilty of saying too, making you sound just like a Minnesotan.
In fact, I'm not so sure it's really a Minnesotan saying at all; it could be a Midwestern thing.
Ever heard someone say "ope?" Instead of saying "excuse me" when you bump into someone or something, you say, "ope." I'm pretty sure I said it a million times while I was in Minneapolis for the Super Bowl.
"Ope, I'm sorry." "Ope, sorry about that."
So, does anyone from Illinois say it, too? Someone from Reddit wanted to know and I wasn't too surprised by the response.
- "Pretty much the slogan/calling card of anyone in the Midwest."
- "Not just people, I say "Ope" when I bump into inanimate objects too."
- "I say "ope" like 40 times a day."
- "Ope, i spilt my sodie"
- "Come to MN to get the biggest opes."
What about you?