Montana is a lot different than other states, and that isn't a bad thing. People that live in Montana are incredibly unique and have a certain way of doing things.

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For instance, if you ask directions from a good ol' boy in Montana, the response you receive may sound a little something like this.

Just head up yonder, and take a right at the second dirt road. If you brought your fishing gear, stop by the crick. It's full of brookies.

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In case you aren't aware, a "crick" is also known as a "creek", and "brookie" is a slang term for a brook trout.

If you're not from Montana, trying to understand the local slang may be confusing. Regardless of what state you're in, you'll find unique words and phrases that you won't hear anywhere else, and Montana is no exception. There are a bunch of words and phrases that you'll only find here.

Cowboy and young son studying nature on ranch property in Big Timber, Montana
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If you're new in Montana, we want to make sure you know about all of the unique slang terms and phrases that you may hear when talking to someone who has spent a good amount of time in the state. You'll get the hang of it, I promise.

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