Florida’s stereotype is somewhat complex as Florida as a state is comprised of various different places, known for different things. Such as, South Beach is famous for its booze-filled parties and skimpily clad girls, whereas rural parts of Florida are located as far south as possible.
And so what seems to unite every one of the Sunshine State is that everybody knows how to fight off a big, bad gator. Even the retirees who escape experiencing the state’s warmer climes here. Gator-Fighting lessons come with the complimentary orange juice at the welcome center, right?
If you’ve ever spotted a Georgian driving on the highway, the first thing you probably spotted was the peach on their license plate.
However, the main stereotype of Georgian’s is most definitely that their southern accents are THE most attractive!
In Idaho, Home Is Where The Trailer Park Is…
For example, Idaho’s state Senator Patti Anne Lodge has lived in a mobile home, however, as do quite a few other state residents. Idaho, after all, has almost double the national average of homes classified as mobile.
People In Illinois Have Worn Shorts And A Parka In The Same Day
With the Windy City as its Knickname (even though that has to do with its politics and not weather), Chicago is notoriously famous for its weather extremes! (Illinoisans) are no strangers to leaving the house with a coat on only to change to shorts later in the day and then put that coat right back on (shorts yet on, of course) in the evening.
Alternatively, for those who don’t have the advantage of numerous outfit changes, this may ring truer: Illinoisans have used both their air conditioning and heat in the same day.
One word: Hoosier!
A Hoosier is what you call someone from Indiana- due to their thick accent when someone once upon a time would yell on their cornfield “Who’s there” it would sound like “Hoosier”. There is one thing for sure about Hoosier’s and this that every Hoosier knows that a tractor is a perfectly acceptable way to travel to school due to the acres upon acres of corn fields!
Every Hoosier has experienced a day when all roads headed to high school were clogged with lines of tractors inching along. Drive your tractor to school day, after all, is a time-honored myth here. And they’ve all learned that blank stare you get when you mention said tradition to an out of state companion!
You can keep your potatoes, Idaho. Iowa has one thing you don’t: Corn!
But not just any corn: an endless ocean of it, sometimes punctuated by a crooked scarecrow or a creepy hooded figure who just wants to sell you more corn. Also, Iowa boasts a robust economy of farmers. If you’re an Iowan who is anything but a farmer, you are lying, obviously.
The timeless classic “The Wizard of Oz” was not a work of fiction, after all.
No Kansan is safe. They may not have to fear the petty theft of the city, but they know that in every shadowy valley, a tornado lurks, ready to pounce and whisk them away to a faraway land at any moment.
Three Letters K.F.C. (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
Although not everyone from Kentucky eats K.F.C. there is no doubt that the K.F.C in Kentucky is better than not only anywhere else in the United State but also anywhere else in the world.
Nobody knows why it’s better– it’s a Kentuckian secret, and we will never share it with outsiders. I’ll give you a hint, though. It involves a yearly ritual and a virgin sacrifice to Colonel Sanders.
Louisiana is not solid ground. It’s just one big boot-shaped swamp.
If you’re not idling your days away in the murky goop sipping sweet tea and strumming your banjo, then you simply aren’t doing Louisiana right. Also, real Louisiana men fight those skeeters head on! Be an itchy mess with pride.
Ahhh, it’s come to attack! Nah, don’t be silly. In Maine, lobsters are just cute red puppies with massive claws and big bug eyes.
Do you want something other than an ocean creepy crawler for dinner? That’s just too bad, Karen. In Maine, you eat your lobster bisque or you starve.
The People Of Massachusetts Have One Sworn Enemy: New Yorkers
If people think people from Massachusetts are loud, obnoxious and down-right rude, then they need to cross the border and meet with a New Yorker. With their rage-inducing Yankees and annoying “New Yawk” accents, they have quickly become Bostonian’s enemy.
People From Boston believe that their Red Sox decimate the Yankees from New York, their unbeatable Football team the Patriots send the Jets back home and our Harvard laughs at Columbia.
Everybody In Michigan Works For Ford, General Motors Or Chrysler (well that’s the stereotype anyway)
If you’re a Michigander, the odds are that you work for, have worked for or know someone who has is working for various car companies.
These companies include Ford, General Motors or Chrysler. The “big three” (as they are known as in Michigan) have deep roots in the state, so it’s only appropriate that Michiganders are so heavily attached to the auto industry.
Other than being home to Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband (of 72 days) Chris Humphreys, the stereotype of Minnestoans is that everyone is just so darn friendly! Why won’t these people stop smiling at me? Why are they so darned nice? It’s a plot, a plot I tell you!
What do these people want with me, you ask yourself again and again. Must be those heavy clouds bearing down on them. When the sun comes out and the snow reveals vegetation, at last, watch the passive aggressiveness fly.
Feeling fat? Supposedly if you head to Mississippi, it’s said that you’ll likely have the lowest BMI (Body Mass Index) of anyone around.
And don’t try bringing your fancy healthy eating around these parts, okay? Deep fried butter could count as a vegetable if it was fried in vegetable oil. Doughnuts are a whole grain. It’s science, really.
Missourians Toe The Line Between Nice And, Well, Too Nice
People in Missouri won’t hesitate to look a stranger directly in the eye, introduce themselves and hold a full-fledged conversation that includes their plans for the day, information about their family members and what they did last weekend, whether you want to hear about it or not. Some may say that they’re over-sharers…
Do people even live in Montana? Here, the bears are in charge.
There are currently about 800 grizzly bears in Montana. Many of the bears in Montana live in or near Glacier National Park, most of the others live in Yellowstone National Park, and other nearby wilderness areas. Many bears live in Montana and many people enjoy the outdoors, but surprisingly few people ever see Bears.
Known for having cornfields (which apparently is a trend of states) as far as the eyes can see, Nebraska is thought of as one big open field. Its residents seem to be obsessed with the stuff too.
Be sure to get a delicious meal at Runza while you’re there. It might be your only break from the corn.
What is there to say about New Hampshire other than it’s pretty much just everything that wouldn’t fit inside Massachusetts or Connecticut?
Of course, you can enjoy the lack of sales tax and personal income tax. That is until you remember you might have to sell either your soul or you’re first born to keep your home. But hey, there are pretty leaves in the fall.
They’re loud, they’re proud, slightly Orange and they are desperate to prove to you how Italian they are. From the Shore to the Real Housewives, people from New Jersey are definitely proud of their heritage.
They also don’t play it safe when it comes to hairdos. The more bombastic and pliable with hair gel, the better. The same applies to pretty much everything, such as incredibly long acrylic nails to outlandish outfits, usually involving a lot of animal print. Such style goes great with thoroughly-browned fake tan skin from all these they get.
New Mexicans don’t even have a day job, obviously. They just spend the day watching the sky for aliens, who definitely frequent the Land of Enchantment.
Don’t forget that every meal has to include the state’s sacred green chile. Without it, we’re afraid your food is tainted, utter garbage.
The Big Apple, the City that never sleeps, the place where you can get Pizza and or Chinese food at any time of the night or day
Just remember New Yorkers are superior to you in every single way- that is definitely their stereotype in a nutshell
That’s why they don’t want to greet you on the street–because they don’t want to waste their time on
such a peasant. They’ve got people to see and things to do, like attend their daily “Why We’re Better” convention in the crown of the Statue of Liberty.
With the lowest literacy rate in the whole of the united states if you can read congratulations because you are practically ahead of everyone! (mean but unfortunately true)
Bonus points if you can write your name and be only one or two letters off. But we gave you the gift of flight, North Carolina reminds us. So who needs any of that fancy book learnin’?
Although no one really cares about the Dakota’s there are in fact two of them! North and South. It’s not that there’s nothing in North Dakota… but well THERE’s NOTHING IN NORTH DAKOTA…
Stereotype: Super Religious- The Holy Spirit runs all through North Dakota, which is regularly cited as having more churches per capita than any other state, as well as one of the greatest religious communities of any state.
Election year rolls around. Ohioans perk up. Yay, we matter at last!
Election year ends and visitors expect to be bored by perpetual farms and threats of eternal hellfire. There’s enough Midwestern hospitality to go around, folks
A Tornado… no problem… but an inch of snow… makes Oklahomans go into hibernation
Oklahomans Will Watch For Tornados From Their Porches, but less than one Inch of Snow closes Everything Down. Oklahoma is the state where Twister was shot after all. People are used to the whine of tornado sirens and massive dark clouds speeding toward them across the horizon. On the other hand, if it snows, you’ll be stuck in traffic until it evaporates.
Ever heard of the slogan “Keep Portland weird?” Okay, Oregon, we get it. You’re quirky.
We’re sorry, Portland. We know it’s not just a phase. So you can stop making your poor buildings suffer for your identity crisis
You Can Pinpoint Exactly Where A Pennsylvanian Is From, from the way that they pronounce and change specific words:
Depending on where you are in the state you’re going to hear several labels for the same things. Whether it’s the difference between eating a “whoopee pie” or “gob,” or referring to people as “youse” or “yinz.” And If They Say “Soda” or “Pop”. This is one of those instances when geography has everything to do with how you say something.
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the Union. And like nagging older siblings, those from states twice its size enjoy teasing Rhode Islanders simply for living someplace usually no larger than a penny on a classroom map.
But little Rhode Island knows that one day it will grow up to outshine all the rest. Or it’ll just comfort itself by asking itself who wants to be big and important anyway.
Folks In South Carolina Let Their Conservative Flag Fly High
There’s no doubting it, South Carolina is a red state: they’ve “gone red” on the past gazillion presidential elections.
While there are pockets of liberals here and there, they’re essentially removed Yankees coming from the North. Overall, South Carolinians have strict and traditional conservative values and there’s really no hiding it: they carry the Constitution in their pockets (or at least their hearts), they are all about small government, personal liberty, firearms, blah blah blah. It’s true that, at times, they can be a caricature of United States conservatism.
South Dakota can feel superior to North Dakota for one reason: it, too, is nothing, but it’s nothing with a really cool hunk of rock with four presidents’ heads protruding from it.
All twenty of its citizens live right across from the monument, obviously. What a nice thing to wake up to every morning: staring right into Lincoln’s stony eyes, knowing he’s judging you big time.
Are you from Tennessee? Coz you’re the only 10 I see (cue laughter)
The minute you cross the Kentucky border into Tennessee, you will hear country music blaring from every direction.
Just look out your window.
To your right, a Southern beauty poses in her Daisy Dukes and crop-top in the bed of a Ford pickup truck. To the right, some bearded guy nurses his fifth beer and sing-moans of a broken heart. Also, drive carefully: cowboy wannabes are always crossing.
Often referred to as the Lone Star State, Texas is pretty much its own country (It’s the same size as France). With its slogan being ‘don’t mess with Texas’, it’s safe to say this big southern state is like the mean big brother.
Let’s get the mantra out of the way right now: Everything is bigger in Texas… For instance, drinking until you don’t know who you are anymore is big in Texas. And attempting to operate a gun when you have no idea what you’re doing is big in Texas as well. As long as you have an arsenal of guns, it doesn’t matter if you know how to use them or not. You’re safe and no one can ever question your Americanness, ever.
Utahans, they’re gonna ask you. So instead of getting all huffy when you answer, have fun with it.
Why yes, I am a Mormon. Just wait right here while I bring one of my five wives over here to greet you. She’s the voice of the rest.
Once they pick up on your sarcasm, feel free to dole out the education they sorely lack. Or just skip right to that part if you are feeling particularly testy. Or just ignore them altogether, since you can afford to be selective about whom you acknowledge since people make the same stale Mormon jokes at you a minimum of 100 times daily.
Don’t mind those Vermonters. They’re still waiting for the day Canada absorbs them whole.
In the meantime, they will be in the country reveling in their New England charm, chugging maple syrup by the gallon. Then they’ll throw a pool party and invite all the goats and livestock they know.
Outsiders may find themselves asking: what are they teaching those children in those schools?
And Virginians will respond: “Only the essentials, of course. Now try a sip of this moonshine and shut up.”
It’s true: it rains in Washington. A lot.
In Seattle, dodging the rain is a classic pastime. And don’t be caught dead with an umbrella. Umbrellas are for wimps.
Feel free to make your West Virginian jokes. These topics are fair game: their dental hygiene, their lack of education, their lackluster infrastructure, etc.
Do not even think about broaching these subjects: the quality of the farms and the animals that live there. It also might not be a good idea to make fun of anyone’s sibling with all the sensitivity to incest jokes.
You come for the Grand Canyon and some stunning views of cacti, sand dunes, and sun-bathing reptiles. They stay because—they really like deserts and sweating their rear ends off when the rest of the country is enjoying a white Christmas
Nothing like miles and miles of the scorching sun. But hey, it’s considered a victory if you take a bite of anything without getting a mouthful of sand, right?
Wisconsinites can drink anyone under the table… don’t even try to compete with them… because you’ll lose
The Badger state’s preference for drinking ties in largely with their culture and their land.
The state was a dream for 19th-century brewers, offering pure water, land to grow grains and, of course, lots of ice. These brewers opened their own pubs and voilà!–a social preference to share drinks with others was born.
Think you’ve escaped the crustacean commotion of Maine by retreating to Maryland? Boy, do we have some bad news for you.
But hey, if you still can’t stomach the thought of eating a bug from the sea: drench it in butter, sprinkle on some Old Bay, close your eyes, and imagine it’s a very chewy chicken tender.
In a nutshell: Everyone and anyone is a cowboy! And Wyomingites won’t let you forget it. So come down to the saloon, swing open the wooden doors, and shout “Yee-haw!” Because there’s surely nothing else to do here.
Though some people try to dismiss it, cowboy culture is a big part of Wyoming tradition. Sure, everyone might not be a cowboy, but cowboy boots and cowboy hats stay in fashion every season and every year. Geographically, the state can be broken down into the “cowboys, the miners, the roughnecks, and the ranchers.”