What do you love most about your hometown or state? For me, it all traces back to sports or sports figures. Throw in a little nature and the home of Walmart and boom– pride. Conde Nast Traveler recently asked 50 people to share what they are most proud of when it comes to their home state and some of the answers might surprise you!
What is the Most Popular Beer in Your State?
If you take out the big dogs of Anheuser-Busch and Coors, it is probably pretty tough to pick the most popular beer in every state. In Arkansas, over the last few years, craft beers have really taken off (read: in all state craft beers have really taken off). So, Condé Nast Traveler asked 50 people from every state in America to pick their state’s favorite beer.
Also, have you checked the Field Agent App lately? Lots of fun jobs– some might even involve beer!
What Does Your State’s Nickname Mean?
Did you know that all 50 states have nicknames? Turns out, a lot of people (according to Condé Nast Traveler) might not have known that. Some people went literal with the nickname. Like, the guy from Arizona said the state’s nickname is “‘zona.”
Do you know your state’s nickname?
What Song Reminds You of Your Home State?
Everyone has done it– everyone has made a road trip playlist with certain references to towns and states they may be driving through or visiting. Right? Right.
Condé Nast Traveler recently asked 50 people from all 50 states what particular song reminds them of their home state. Some were obvious– “My Old Kentucky Home;” “Take Me Home, Country Roads;” and “California Dreamin’.” But, what about those other states?
Personally, as an Arkansan, I think of some of the country music legends that got their start here (Johnny Cash, duh!) or of course, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ “Home.”
What is the Best Drink in Your State?
I’ve lived in Arkansas for most of my life and couldn’t tell you what people would consider being the best drink in the state. However, I also lived in Texas for 7 years and that argument would probably be between Dublin Dr Pepper and a margarita.
Condé Nast Traveler recently asked 50 people from all 50 states what the best drink in their state is and overwhelmingly most states/people said beer.
So, what do you think?
Does Your City or State Pronounce Certain Words Differently Than the Rest of the Country?
If you spend any time on the Internet and Twitter, in particular, you may have seen the viral thread about regional or local pronunciations of certain words or places. For example, Lafayette, Louisiana is not pronounced the same way as La-FAY-ette county in Arkansas. And so on and so forth.
What’s a regional pronunciation that serves as a litmus test of whether someone is a local of your area or not?
Where I grew up in NC there is a ‘Monticello’ but it’s pronounced mon-tih-sell-oh instead of mon-tih-chell-oh.
— JC Murphy (@NotThat_JC) January 14, 2020
Massachusetts city names
Gloucester = Glosster
Leominster= Lemon stir
Lowell= rhymes with Dole
Chelmsford = Chumsfud
— Hindsight is 2020 (@linda_ldk) January 15, 2020
The Dalles, Oregon
Also the words:
Not thanking the bus driver
— Build Soil & Make Refugia (@BuildSoil) January 15, 2020
Do any certain words or places strike a chord with you and your local brethren?
What Do You Think The Most Beautiful State in the U.S. Is?
America, save a few spots here and there, is fairly beautiful. I live in the Ozark Mountains and often forget just how pretty it is to live where I live. Is the same true for other Americans? Kind of.
Condé Nast Traveler recently asked 50 people from 50 different states to name the most beautiful state in America. It’s hard to pick, which was the only thing agreed upon by these 50 people.