Adam DeVine Teaches You Nebraskan Slang | Vanity Fair
– Hey guys I'm Adam Devine
and I'm going to be teaching you some Nebraska slang
Aksarben, aksarben is Nebraska backwards
Our main like civic center I guess
where Boys 2 Men would play,
which I saw them in fifth grade
when Brandy opened up for them, no big deal
It was called the Aksarben Center
so we're pretty clever in Nebraska
Huskers, go big red baby
I think most people know this one
Huskers are University of Nebraska at Lincoln,
that's what all of the sports teams are called
and most importantly our football team
which probably are going to be national champs
within the next 15 to 20 years
Detasseling, so if anyone like grew up in the Midwest,
which I did you would have to like wake up at 5:00 am
and get on a truck with a bunch of strange men
and go take off the top little
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on the top of corn, a piece of corn
So you would rip those off and then you'd come back
all bloody and you're like, "Worth it
"I made 13 dollars an hour"
The Farmer Wave, I feel like other people call this
like the Jeep Wave or the Convertible Wave,
but it's when you wave to someone
and they are polite and they wave back
Like when you're driving through the corn fields
and you see a farmer,
100% of the time they'll wave back to you
So you just give them a little
and they go
Red beer baby!
Red beer is just like a beer
and then you put tomato juice in it
Like Mexicans have Micheladas and those are delicious
We sort of do that without any of the delicious spices
We have like the whitest version of a Michelada
and it's just called Red Beer
Also pretty delicious though
Runzas, ooh mama, runzas baby
Runzas are like a fast food restaurant
in specifically in Nebraska and they're basically
like a meat filled Twinkie if that sounds disgusting
But it's not sweet, it's sort of like a Hot Pocket
with cheese and ground beef and cabbage
and it sounds gross, and I get that,
but it's actually delicious
Oracle of Omaha, my boy, the king himself Warren Buffet
we call him the Oracle of Omaha
because he's from Omaha and he's like,
I think he's like the second richest man in the world
or something like that and he's just really good
at doing the stock markets
And Omaha weirdly has like the most millionaires
per capita, at least was a fact
that I heard when I was a child
because of Warren Buffet
Because everybody was just like, "This guy seems smart,"
and invested with him and then he made everyone super rich,
except for my parents
Buggy, now I didn't know
I thought that everyone called shopping carts
like at a grocery store buggies
That's what we called them in Nebraska
And I worked for a grocery store when I was a kid
so I was constantly going like,
"Yeah I'll just go grab a buggy
"Oh you need a buggy?
"Hey do you want me to take the buggy
"and help you out to your car
"with the groceries in the buggy?"
And then I came out here and I'm like,
"Hey you want me to grab the buggy?"
And people are like, "What are you talking about you idiot?"
Sandhiller, that's what we call people that live
like way on the west side in Nebraska
and they live on the sand hills out there
and we call them and we're like
"Ugh, look at that sandhiller,"
and "Oh cool, are you a sandhiller?"
See so it can be used as a derogatory term
or like a hey what's up, sandhiller's in the house,
which I've never said that
Doodinkus, that is, it's like a doohickey
It's like a little knickknack or a gadget or something
and I've only heard like really old people say this term
Like I don't think young people say doodinkus a lot,
but like you'll catch somebody's great-grandfather
and they're like, "Look at this doodinkus,"
and you're like, "It's just a car key"
Blackshirts, yeah baby!
This is Huskers we give our defense
and just certain people on the defense
that are really killing it we give them black shirts
to wear underneath their pads
and to be extra bad ass
Puppy chow, now we eat this in Nebraska
and it's not dog food and a lot of people are like,
"Ew, you guys eat puppy chow?"
I'm like, "Yeah I love puppy chow"
They're like, "You guys eat puppy chow,"
and I'm like, "All the time
"I can't get enough of the stuff"
What it is, it's not dog food,
it's Chex Mix with peanut butter and chocolate
and powdered sugar and it's all mixed together
and it is so good dude
Bugeaters, that's just something we like to do for fun
Like to, I just find them on the ground
and I start munching, high protein
That's not right
It is actually the Huskers were called the Bugeaters
before we were called the Corn Huskers
because we were bad at making names for ourselves
Who would name their sports teams the Bugeaters?
That's not what you want to be known nationally for doing
So what, maybe we ate a few bugs back in the day
We don't want to spread that truth about ourselves
So now we are the Corn Huskers, thank god
And that's it
And those were Nebraska slang terms
with your really, really good friend Adam Devine