What it means: Those tourists who come to take selfies with all the fall foliage. Sometimes it's used affectionately. Sometimes it's not.
Should we all start using it? The word "peepers" sounds downright filthy in any context, even if we're talking about trees. (Or the formal cat name, Mr. Peepers.) Please no.
What it means: That little grassy area between the sidewalk and the street. One theory says the term was invented by West Virginian transplants who came to Akron to work the rubber factories. They told their kids the grass was the "devil's strip" so they wouldn't run out into the streets. Another theory maintains it was actually overworked WWII moms. They still supposedly made it up to scare their kids, though, so either way, dumb children are the root cause.
Should we all start using it? Yes. It'll make that very specific patch of grass so much more metal.
New Orleans, LA
What it means: Basically, your family. People will say, "How's ya mom'n'em?" instead of, "How are your folks?" You can also tell someone to, "Say hi to your mom'n'em for me," so go nuts, Mark Wahlberg.
Should we all start using it? It seems like a recipe for confusion, but also looks like fun to say. Maybe just bring it out on special occasions.
What it means: A loud fight.
Should we all start using it? If it's a serious brawl that demands intervention, then no, because everyone will laugh if you tell them the "upscuddle is getting out of hand." If it's not, by all means.
What it means: A freezing fog that shows up in deep mountain valleys of the Western US. While Nevada tends to monopolize it as a term, you'll hear it in other parts of the West. Also, beware it.
Should we all start using it? Yes. It'll at least make talking about the weather more interesting.
What it means: A second-person plural pronoun. Think "y'all" or "youse guys" but with a "z."
Should we all start using it? People from Pittsburgh are awfully proud of this word, but it doesn't really sound anything like "you." It sounds more like a very small, shaky dog, and no one wants to be equated with a nervous Chihuahua.
What it means: A tiny frog. The little guy's known as a spring peeper (there's that word again) everywhere else.
Should we all start using it? Yes. We don't know how often specific amphibians come up in your everyday conversation, but seize every opportunity to casually drop the word "pinkletink."
What it means: Something "extraordinary of its kind." That could mean a lot of things, but, as the Wall Street Journal noted, it's probably a big beer.
Should we all start using it? Are you kidding? It sounds ridiculous and can be used in bars. Yes. A thousand times yes.
Kristin Hunt is a staff writer for Thrillist, and can't read the word "jawn" without thinking of this. Follow her to alternate word readings at @kristin_hunt.