Are there any false stereotypes about your state or country that you would like to correct?
I live in Hawaii, where people think we all wear coconut bras and grass skirts and paddle canoes. What stereotype about your state or country bothers you?
I live in E. Tennessee and some people are under the delusion we all go around barefoot, marry our kinfolk and all have moonshine stills out back. Not true at all, although I do generally go barefoot around the house!
I am African and people seem to think we all see wild animals everyday. There is the assumption that we live side by side with all kinds of beasts.
Unfortunately, it is usually a surprise when they find out that the local zoo is the closest I have come to most animals.
Minnesotans do not say "yah" or "eh"; that's the UP (people from the upper peninsula of Michigan.) It's not an ugly, cold, depressing state; in fact, it's one of the most beautiful, with more than 10,000 lakes, pristine northern forests, and wildlife galore (wolves, bears, moose, deer, eagles, etc.) Minnesota has a lot to offer and I'm tired of everyone thinking it's a depressing dump filled with hicks!
When I moved to LA, someone asked me if we had refrigerators in Hawaii. We do and we don't live in shacks and eat coconuts all day.
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Not every politician in Illinois is crooked and Chicago isn't the state capital.
Sure. I'm Virginian and people many times, first, think Virginia and West Virginia are the same place--"Oh, you're from West Virginia!" (Didn't I just say Virginia?) Then, folk think all Virginians are country bumpkins. No, only a few Virginians are country and I've met them. Virginia is part North and part South...where the whole mindset (and way of life) changes.
yes..I live in New Hampshire and people think we're back woods hillbillies....and that's so not true!
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