‘Murica is home to all kinds of people, and everyone knows it. All 50 states also have their very own stereotypes and they wear it like a badge of honor. This is why we’ve decided to compile one photo, for each of the 50 states, to perfectly sum up the stereotype that state embodies. Furthermore, you’ll find some lovely little tidbits about each state, most of which are 100 percent true.
Here’s the thing about Alabama, everyone is a diehard football fan so you better be “Fixinto” support some “Roll Tide!” or “War Eagle!”. One or the other, no in between. Furthermore, y’all better learn to love RC Cola and some MoonPies, otherwise, you ain’t ever gonna survive in the Heart of Dixie.
Po-tay-to, Po-tot-to? Either way, agriculture, and agribusiness actually account for more than 15 percent of all Idaho employment. Oh, and the people? They ~love~ being alone and won’t apologize for their isolationist spirit. Furthermore, Idaho might as well change their state motto to “We Want To Be Alone.”
Let’s remember that, yes, Alaska is part of America. So stop asking if everyone lives in igloos or if they have pet polar bears. Moreover, NO, they canNOT see Russia from their house. “Moose Country” however does have vast, gorgeous landscapes and skylines the world has ever seen.
Hot sauce? Heck yes, splash some of that on every meal. ‘Zoni folks also can’t handle weather below 80 degrees, seriously, that’s how accustomed they are to the heat. Furthermore, stop calling Arizona the “Grand Canyon State” because it’s the ‘Copper State’ and heck, it might as well be the ‘Sunshine State’.
Dude, it’s clear that SoCal is littered with nothing but surgically enhanced, phony, surfers who are like always stuck in traffic. Riiiiiight? Furthermore, brah, Southern Californians might be all zen up until the point when they get behind a wheel. Once that happens, no one is safe.
Barley and Hops are the only two food groups that even matter. And don’t get me started on their sports obsession. Or their dog obsession (which is one obsession we can live with!) Plus most citizens of Colorado are just super laid-back people who love that their state symbolizes peace, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll.
So all Delawareans pretty much live in one big small town. And it seriously matters whether you’re from, either South or North Delaware. There’s a huge difference. Furthermore, thanks Wayne and Robin Williams, now everyone believes the whole state shuts down at 5 PM because there’s nothing to do. Well, that’s partly true.
Aloha! Did you know that Spam is pretty much a basic necessity of life when you live in Hawaii? Plus let’s not forget their rubbah slippahs (never called flip flops!) obsession. Many citizens are “living joyously in present” basically at all times. Which considering, its perfect weather, rather low crime rate, breathtaking scenery, and easy beach access, we’re not surprised. Plus, it does sit on tons of active volcanoes so that’s pretty cool too, we guess.
If you’re from Arkansas then a few things are most likely true. One, you love hunting, or rather you’re obsessed with hunting. Two, you’re a Razorback for life. Three, you’ve got the best Arkansas-isms known to man, thanks to former President Bill Clinton, the world knows them too. You know like, “You gotta throw the corn where the hogs can get to it.”
Ahh, the Hoosiers. With their love for tractors, the Colts (Peyton Manning especially), and college football. Moreover, their signs are always clear and to the point. Case in point below.
So the Bluegrass State is especially known for its bourbon and whiskey distilling, tobacco, horse racing, and of course college basketball. Did we forget to mention its love for meat, primarily chicken? Guess not.
Not only do the citizens of Louisiana know how to party, but they’re so incredibly friendly. Don’t ever get caught up in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans rivalry, because it is fierce. Although at the end of the day, everyone bleeds black and gold. And most everyone has “wrasled” (wrestled) an alligator…kidding. Kind of.
If you hear of Maine and you think of fried clams, Bean boots, beer, ice fishing, and strong, silent types? “Ayuh,” you’ve got Maine all figured out. Moreover, just about everyone has met a moose or two in their lifetime. Just about everyone is an outdoors-man and this guy sure is proving us right.
While most everyone in Maryland will argue that they don’t have a difficult accent, they. Are. Wrong. For instance, they say ‘Merlin’ which means ‘Maryland’. ‘Bawl’mer’ means ‘Baltimore’. And my personal favorite, ‘Wretch your hands in the zinc with wooder’ which actually means ‘Wash your hands in the sink with water’. They know everything about crabs, they love Old Bay (on everything pretty much), and National Bohemian beer is the only beer that anyone should ever drink. Oh yeah, don’t mention the Colts…..ever. Otherwise, your car will wind up like this, most likely.
If you haven’t hit a deer in Michigan, chances are, you know at least a dozen people who have. Michiganders absolutely hate, hate, hate Ohio State so you best pick a side.
Master the art of “Minnesota Nice”, which is being exceedingly polite in all situations, as quickly as you can. It’s a cultural norm. Especially when you’re suffering through nine, bone-chilling months of winter. Oh yeah, while you’re cheering on the Vikings, just remember not everyone says “Minnah-sOH-tah dontchaknow”.
So if you love hunting just as much as you love church, AND you’re both a rebel on and off the football field, well chances are. You’re from Mississippi. Plus you’ve got that odd, special southern drawl that makes you tawk funny. More often than not, you’re a chef when it comes to a barbecue, like this guy below.
Everybody is a “chatty Kathy” and they don’t care. Tailgating is not just a norm, it’s a way of life. Plus, there’s no debate, Imo’s Pizza is the only way to go. So are monster trucks, like the one below.
Montana is home to tons of wildlife. Such as grizzly bears, wolves, coyotes, foxes, antelope, elk, moose, and then some! If you don’t eat meat in Montana, you’re a total weirdo, meat is practically a religion there. Montanans are also extremely thick skinned, both literally and figuratively.
“Go Big Red” are pretty much everyone’s first words ever uttered. Cornhuskers either work for or know someone who works at a call center. Or they’re truckers. There’s really no in between.
The people of Nevada, always pronounced Nev-ADD-ah, never ever Nev-AH-dah. And don’t you forget it, they’re a proud people. Who are also not easily impressed. If you should start to complain about the weather, they’ll be sure to correct you, cause it’s not that hot. (Commence eye roll).
So New Hampshire is notorious as a White state, which let us remind you is not a stereotype. According to the population demographic study for New Hampshire, it’s 93% white. Furthermore, they’re a pretty big deal when it comes to elections. New Hampshirites also couldn’t dish out directions if their lives depended on it.
Loud and proud might as well be New Jersey’s motto. Furthermore, everyone can agree that North Jersey is better than South Jersey. And if you dare to question them about it, well they are the loudest, most obnoxious, full-of-themselves people you’ll ever meet. So good luck. Plus the whole “Noo Joisey” accent, it’s a myth, you’re just saying it wrong.
Fox Mulder, New Mexico is the place for you. Where everyone and their mother has seen a UFO. Spanglish should just become an official language too. Right after, uhh, someone explains the unique way of driving in good ol’ New Mexico.
Do you think that New Yorkers are just a bunch of opinionated, coney-loving city rats who always brag about being number one? Well, for starters, you’re right. But don’t forget the opinionated, coney-loving Upstaters who are always bragging about being number one.
BBQ is pretty much a religion and everyone knows which BBQ is the best in the entire world. Plus they’re passionate about college sports. Almost as much as they are about biscuits. And Shcool.
Either you’re a fan of the Vikings or the Packers, nothing else. The Peace Garden State is known for its friendliness, odd quirks, winters that are “not bad”, and everyone is religious.
Oklahoma! Where just about *everything* is fried. And everyone treats everyone else like an “old friend”. Toby Keith, the Thunder, and Will Rogers. You need to know everything about these three, or else.
Up next is the Buckeye State. Where everyone is a raving lunatic when it comes to sports and they have a deep love for chili. And when it comes to candy, you better adore Buckeyes. An Ohioan is also super simple at heart. They just wanna be with their family, watch sports, tailgate, drink beer, and enjoy life. Simple, duh.
Beaver State or as everyone else calls it, the hipster state. Just about everyone is extremely passionate about the outdoors. Almost as much as they love beer, coffee, and dogs.
“Soda” and “pop” are the easiest way you can determine just where someone is from Pennsylvania. Furthermore, where you shop says a lot about you too, it’s either Wawa or Sheetz. Then, of course, there’s the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, which is something else altogether.
Rhode Islanders are incredibly proud of their little state. And here’s the thing about their accent, it’s a mix of the Boston accent with Italian-American slang basically. And considering they practically live at the beach, instances like the one in the picture below, well they’re common.
South Carolinians are masters when it comes to the phrase, “Killing You With Kindness.” Oh, and the Clemson–South Carolina rivalry is serious. Extremely serious, so if you’re just visiting, say nothing. Furthermore, South Carolinians think the answer to everything is Fireball.
In South Dakota, you’re either from the East or from the West. And it matters that you know where you stand. Farmers are like Superheroes, so they don’t care about your fancy office job. Moreover, don’t worry if you see someone leave their car running with the keys still inside or if they leave without locking their house, it’s totally normal.
Cowboy boots and the ability to play something, anything at all? Yeah, you’re from Tennessee. But don’t mistake a singer for a songwriter or vice versa. Y’all better learn the “Twang-Ri-La” of Nashville real quick, yah hear?
Shoot, you might just hear faker swear words than you ever have a day in your life. Most people assume that Utahns have lots of wives, but that’s just plain wrong. Instead, they have tons of babies. However, if someone from Utah gets exposed to real humidity, they’ll melt. They just can’t handle it.
Vermont and hippie are completely, 100 percent synonymous. Vermonters are also addicted to maple syrup and talk funny as they remove the “t” from the end of everything. So ‘mountain’ becomes ‘mown-in’. In terms of population, well they come in at 49 out of 50 states soooo yeah. They actually have less of a population than Rhode Island. Wonder what their moose population is? HMM.
Well, Virginians are just pretty good at everything. So deal with it. Most noteworthy here is that most Virginians forget that the Civil War is over. With tons of monuments, yearly reenactments, and closets filled with Confederate and Union paraphernalia, it’s no surprise that they think so.
Mmhmm, Washington gets something like 30 inches of rain per year! But they don’t need no stinkin’ umbrellas, they’re better than that. Pretty much everyone in Washington owns a dog too. Plus they’re the biggest beer snobs you’ll ever meet. And don’t even get us started on the whole Bigfoot debate.
All West Virginians ARE Marshall And WVU football diehards, no exceptions. West Virginians are also proud of their “mountain twang” and they don’t care if you snicker when they talk. Oh and if you think that they’re all just hillbillies, well you’re actually very, very wrong.
Wisconsinites will always be proud to be Wisconsinites. Moreover, if you think you can out-drink Wisconsinites, you’re sadly mistaken. Need we mention you’re looking at the bratwurst capital of the world?
Wyoming, or as it’s commonly referred to, the Cowboy State. Where everyone looks like they stepped out of a Stetson commercial. Bison are literally everywhere, so don’t be shocked if you meet more than one.
Food and football are the Texan way and they’re not afraid to show it. The bigger, the better. Most everyone is a conservative at heart and they’re not afraid to show it. Plus, they’re super friendly but they will rip you a new one if you “Mess with Texas.”
Forget small-town gossip, this is small state gossip like you’ve never experienced. Nutmeggers are absolutely devoted to their basketball team, they bleed blue and white. Connecticuters also have some weird laws, like in the photo below.
To live in Florida, you have to choose. Gators? Or Seminoles? You can’t choose both. “The Rules Are Different Here” should basically be their motto. Because everyone is, well, a bit weird. However, Floridians just embrace it. Like this guy does.
Yeah, you’re looking at the Peach State here, or rather Pech. Apart from its juicy “peches”, it’s also the number one producer of pecans in the whole world. Now that’s cause for celebration.
If you don’t catch onto the accent, you’ll never make it. Moreover, if you don’t develop a thick skin, those “Massholes” will tear you apart. See the people in Massachusetts don’t believe in subtlety and they especially *loathe* New Yorkers. They love the Kennedy’s and bromances, like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. One last thing, the winters in Massachusetts are BEYOND BRUTAL. Just brutal.
That’s right – California makes a comeback. It’s not a state of just surfing and sunshine, but a colorful concoction of all peoples. People who are entitled to their own opinions and they are not afraid to shout them from the rooftops. Ergo, the photo below.
Oh hey there, police officer, oh this? It’s nothing… Just wait until she understands that he just wants a leaf too – oh cool.
Err, well that’s straight to the point now, isn’t it? You know what? That photo just about sums it all up, let’s move on, shall we?
I’m sorry but are my eyes deceiving me? Is that seriously a baby gator? WITH bunny ears?! Ahh, the world never ceases to amaze me. But nice try, that doesn’t make this deadly beast any less terrifying.
Ahh look, my home state makes the list again. And this, ladies and gentleman, is what it means to be an Iowan. Rain or shine or knee deep in snow – we know how to work.
Come on now, Kansas – you must be drunk. Kidding, we love your sense of humor. Seeing as how there is nothing else to do there! Also kidding.
Well, this is subtle. What? We mean it’s a seafood place that offers tasty (fingers crossed) food. Although they need to rethink their marketing strategy a tad bit.
Welp, Michigan is the one place where you can get all four seasons in the span of a few hours. No, really. Ask anyone from the mid-West – it’s practically true for all ‘dem states.
Speaking of the mid West…this just about sums it all up. And seeing as Minnesota and Iowa are neighbors, we’re always duking it out for is the craziest when winter hits. Safe to say that we’re all cray.
Hey Nebraska, what’s the big idea? Iowa is the corn state, you must be confused. Then again, maybe this is one mantle Iowa will gladly relinquish. Maybe.
I don’t know about you but if this happened in my backyard, I’d be nothing but happy! What? It’s not every day all the dogs are getting along. Wait, what? That’s not a big dog? Oh cool, a deer. Yeah, that’s nothing in Oregon. There’s even liberal, bike riding hipsters. So there.
You know how they say “Everything is bigger in Texas.” Well, I think they forgot about situations like the one below – he’s probably got a stone cold can of beer nearby too.
Uhh, you know how absolutely no one cares about other people’s sticker family? Well, in Utah it might be the only way to keep the whole family in line. Literally.
Come on, do we really need to remind you that the mid-West is a cold, dark place? However, at least this family is spending quality time together. That’s important.
South Carolina II
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words – and that’s precisely what the case is here. Exactly the case.
Once I drove through Ohio without even realizing it. Therefore the image below is 99.999999% accurate. Sorry, not sorry.
First things first, Cubs or Cardinals? Pretty much everyone has that “Chicago Accent” and loves their city, Chicago, beyond measure. That basically sums it all up, kind of like this picture. The crime rate has gone up per 1,000 residents at about 23.72.
Everyone in Iowa bleeds Black And Gold, baby! If you don’t support the Hawkeyes then you’re really not an Iowan. Now here’s a magical tidbit for the bookworm in me, the Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa has one of the world’s leading creative writing programs for over 70 years now. No really, 12 Pulitzer Prize and four U.S. Poet Laureate winners graduated from those workshops. Furthermore, if you live in Iowa, chances are you’re a tad bit weird and super, super friendly.
Chances are that the folks in Kansas have heard just about every single variation of jokes related to The Wizard of Oz so don’t bother. Everyone, no really everyone, lives, breathes and cries with their beloved Jayhawks. Superman, aka Clark Kent, hails from “The Heartland” (kind of) and everyone is proud of it. Oh yeah, according to the National Weather Service, each Kansas county has honestly averaged about 30-50 tornadoes since 1950. GULP.