When you're walking through Walmart grabbing what little groceries you can afford in this time of rampant inflation, it's not uncommon to hear announcements over the PA system. More so now than ever.

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It's usually harmless requests for prices or the ultra-rare request for additional cashiers, but sometimes you hear random codes being tossed out and curiosity takes its natural course.

These announcements aren't always innocent requests for cleanups or spills, and if you know what the codes mean, it could give you a leg up on personal safety in some situations.

Retailers do this so they don't create chaos and panic amongst the shoppers, so they have a specific code for just about everything.

More Secret Oklahoma Walmart Intercom Codes

While Walmart has been making an effort to broadcast general announcements over their intercom--ie: cell phone specials, sale items, automotive specials...--as grocery stores did back in the day, there are deeper coded messages you'll occasionally hear. Here's what they mean.

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Oklahoma's First Million Dollar Home Listing of 2024

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Sundown Towns of Oklahoma

Even long after the Civil War ended slavery, the deep-seated resentment and hatred of black Americans lived on. While we have thought of and been taught the concept of segregation was primarily a Southern US thing, the stakes were even higher across Texas and Oklahoma.

"Sundown Towns" were whites-only settlements where the local politics and laws served as a warning to (mainly) African Americans traveling through the area. While history has been whitewashed to make it seem less intense, lynching was a common practice toward those not welcome who remained in an Oklahoma Sundown Town after sunset. Only the settlements that still exist are listed below.

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