St. Louis Slang
You might think your high school French will be of use in understanding St. Louis slang, but don't count on it. The city has been through a lot since French fur trader Madame Chouteau decided to set up shop on the banks of the Mississippi River. And it's not just a variation on American slang, either: the local lingo in St. Louis takes time to get your head around. So here's a run-down of St. Louis' local language and its most common slang terms and phrases.