If I were to choose one word that sums up the Midwest, it would be ope. Ope is a word for many occasions. Examples of such uses include, but are not limited to the following:
- you trip on a crack in the sidewalk, "Ope! That was a close one!"
- you bump into someone at the grocery store, "Ope! 'scuse me, sorry!"
- you find that thing you were looking for, "Ope! There it is!"
This tribute to all things ope is printed on a 100% cotton tee by Augusta Sportswear.