Most Coastal Dwellers Can’t Pass This Midwestern Slang Quiz

What is a sweeper?

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Retry Correct Incorrect In the Midwest, people often call vacuum cleaners “sweepers.” The term derives from the fact that many Midwesterners consider sweeping and vacuuming to be the same thing, and they aren’t exactly wrong.
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What is a sweeper?

  • A broom
  • A vacuum
  • A dustpan
  • A mop
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