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  • everyone here lives on ranches and wears cowboy hats.
  • I live in Utah. The biggest misconception is that we are all Mormons and that we all have families with 30 kids and 8 wives.
  • I live in Washington- Others think it rains every single day here, we all wear flannel, and we all drink Starbucks...
  • I live in Mississippi. The biggest misconception is that most of the white people here are members of the KKK.
  • That were behind the times - Mississippi
  • That everyone that lives here is tan, and in love with the beach. Yeah, we not all like that. I fact I hate the beach and could care less about my current state of paleness. I live in sunny Florida.
  • That Tennessee does not have much sunshine. Day for day, hour for hour, Tennessee has more sunshine than the state of Florida.
  • I think a lot of people think that Oklahoma still has Indian reservations. I have had people ask me that a lot. We do have land that has been given back to the Indians. Second thing I get asked is if there are a lot of rednecks here. There's a lot of everyone here. lol And third, people are surprised to hear we have very HOT summers. And we don't get much snow in the Winter. Sometimes we are in the 60's and 70's in December.
  • That it isn't a Hellish wasteland.
  • That it's beautiful and there's SOOOO much to do. No, not really. But we DO have Cleveland, and it DOES rock!
  • 2nd answer........ This is no misconception: Tennessee has some of the most beautiful women in the world. To prove this, guess who won Miss America the other night and what state was she from??? Tennessee. she is gorgeous.
  • New Yorkers are not friendly. We are. We are just selective.
  • Michigan sucks and all you need to know is .DONT COME HERE!!!.More people have left 1 main suburb county here and in the last year more people have left this county than people left hurricane katrina.Sounds so sad doesnt it and there are no jobs here.It is so bad that they are giving away a general motors job on the radio cause there is no work here.So all i an say is michigan sucks and i am leaving this fu*cked up state..im florida bound asap.lmao..If you know of any goo apartments to rent or houses in florida leave me a email atkadokincaid1975@yahoo.com..thanks.and yes i am bein serious.
  • The biggest misconception is that the rest of the state is the same as New Orleans. Nothing could be farther from the truth. There is Louisiana and then there is the country of New Orleans. There is no other place on the planet like New Orleans. It is a bizzar, wonderful place, but it is very different from the rest of our state. The southern part of the state is mostly Cajun, the area around Baton Rouge and northeast of New Orleans is very much like Mississippi. The central and northern parts are called the Baptist belt. The parishes are mostly dry and they are really more like the rest of the Deep South than like we are here in the south central part of the state. Southwest Louisiana is very much like eastern Texas. There you have it.
  • I live in Florida, I would have to say the biggest misconception is that we are all idiots. I'm pretty sure it all stems from the problems with the 2000 elections. The initial problem was that seniors who wanted to vote for Al Gore, mistakenly voted for Pat Buchanan. Add reports from voters who said they don't think they broke through their ballots, about 25 electoral votes, a very close margin of victory, and a crybaby loser... and you have the Florida 2000 election fiasco. It was Al Gore who was the idiot... not Floridians. (Well, the old people kinda). But I can guarantee it wasn't the voters saying "Ya, count them by hand... again!"
  • good question
  • The misconception is that Michigan 'sucks' (bigkado69's opinion only)! Yes, the Michigan economy is suffering, but what kado doesn't mention is that the county we live in is one of the richest in the country. It consistently ranks in the 'top 100 highest-income counties by per capita income' in the USA. So yes, lots of people are leaving because with the loss of jobs they can no longer afford the housing or lifestyle enjoyed by many in this county. (And no, I'm not rich!) Michigan is actually quite beautiful. We enjoy fall's changing leaves, winter's sparkling snow, spring's new flowering life, and the summer's abundance of water sports and sunshine. In fact, the northern part of the state boasts white sandy beaches rivaling sought after tropical destinations. Truly the best of all four seasons in this state...and it changes too fast to get boring!
  • That we are a bunch of stuck-up, uneducated redneck pricks.
  • I live in not a state but the District of Columbia and then biggest misception people have about DC is that it's all owned by them and the Federal Goverment. In reality only the "Federal Triangle" in the heart of the city is totally under federal control. DC has residents who have all the burdens of citizenship but not the benefits. We are subject to any military draft; the police which our local taxes pay for are required to also assist the Federal Government in enforcing federal laws. About 3/4th of a million people reside in Washington, DC yet we have no vote in Congress. We are still required to pay federal taxes. I could go on but I'll keep this short. However there are many misconceptions about the District of Columbia and I hope this will help clear up a couple of the majore ones.
  • That all Californians are flakey, or celebrity-wanna-bes, or liberal.
  • I live in Louisiana... besides that we're retarded? Let's see... a person once asked me the following: 1. Do you really live in houseboats in swaps and ride canoe things to school? No. 2. So do you guys really just wear over-alls, white t-shirts, and no shoes? No. 3. Do you have pet alligators? No. 4. Do you really eat roadkill like on Jackass? No. Lets see, a few more misconceptions: We are all poorly educated hicks living in trailers. We eat every random creature that crosses our paths. Oh, and more recently, apparently, hurricane Katrina took out the entire southern half of Louisiana. Yes, I still have my house, it's perfectly fine. I'm sure there are more, but those are just the ones I've actually been asked.
  • That the whole state is all like New York CIty. Nothing couod be further from the truth. There is so much open land with tiny villages and forests, potato and cornfields. Old houses and narrow roads. Lakes and ponds everywhere. Nice people (except towards the end of ther winter when everyone gets testy and grumpy) good considerate, helpful drivers.
  • That everyone in Colorado skis.
  • That Wisconsin is full of nearly ignorant "Cheeseheads" and are still the Dairy Capitol of the world. The farmland here I believe is mostly crops, but turning into suburbs faster than you can blink an eye.
  • California...where do I begin? We're all way too in love with our vehicles. We go to the beach every other day and Disneyland the rest. All the women here are skinny little blondes. It really goes on & on.
  • If by "their" you meant "they're" -- as in they + are, you might consider insulting less, and educating yourself more.
  • I'll do Canada in general...here are some things I have heard about my country recently. Our police ride horses and wear red suits. We don't have beaches. We all fluently speak french. We don't lock our doors. It is never warm enough for shorts and a t-shirt. All Canadians are SO nice. Bull, bull, bull, To an extent some are true though. We DO have mounties (police that wear red, and ride horses) but they are mostly for cerimonies and parades these days. We are all required to take french classes in school, but most of us don't pursue it beyond that. We have lots of beaches, it gets really hot, we lock our doors... Canadians really ARE pretty nice though :)
  • That it's the heart of it all. Hell,no, it's the butt of the joke. Only state I know where gay marriage, gambling and smoking in a bar is sin, but strippers turning tricks is a constutinally protected right. And not one city has politcains that aren't corupt or just plain out of touch. Our schools are failing. And the only growth is in houses nobody can afford and vacant factories because the jobs are leaving. Add on our social service system is so messed up the people who do need help can't get it and the states a joke.
  • That its a nice place to visit...LOL sorry to all that live in ohio...I aint from here and I dont like it much
  • That everyone is a redneck and that everyone is dumb. I live in Alabama.
  • New Jersey. We don't all sing soprano.
  • That all New York Italians have ties with the MOB. Not true at all. in fact 1 of 9 are affiliated or have family that is.
  • well the misconception about all of new zealand is that we have sex with sheeps!!!! i mean who comes up with this stuff?
  • Does Minnesota have any misconceptions? Maybe that we all are Norweigan and say "Yaaa suure, you betcha". Like that movie Fargo. I do have a slight accent though (everyone tells me so when I travel to Florida).
  • misconceptions of Iowa: 1. we are all hicks, rednecks 2. its all farmland, des moines is growing faster than you can blink. 3. our education is poor, crappy 4. everyone is SO nice here. im sure there is a lot more but wanted to make it short... there is a lot of nice people here and yes we do wave at each other.. usually in the country not the cities.. but i do like iowa even if i dont stay here my whole life..
  • That it is tidy. It's not! It's a disgraceful state!
  • My entire state is a suburb of either Baltimore or Philadelphia. From that, I'm sure you can guess which state I live in.
  • WE are all hicks
  • I am from the state of West Virginia, and everyone thinks we are hillbillys. That is not true, there are so many people from west Virginia that work very hard just like any other state, come and find out for yourself.
  • That people are stupid and unsophisticated.
  • That Arizona is all desert.
  • That Californians is stuck up and full of themselves.
  • I'm not in a state, but in a province (just up north, in Canada!). I'm in Quebec and the BIGGEST misconception is that we all speak french here and that it's cold during the whole year. And that we all have sleighs. With dogs...
  • Oregon is to boring for anyone to have a misconception about it.
  • Colorado. 1. It's always cold and gloomy. 2. We're all a bunch of homophobes. (Only ~55% of us are, mostly in Colorado Springs!) 3. It's all mountains (it isn't).
  • Everyone thinks Texas is full of beer-guzzling, coon-hunting, tailgating rednecks who hate gays and voted for Bush. I've seen more rednecks in Upstate NY than in Texas!
  • Virginia is for lovers.
  • we all have horses and live on a ranch!
  • That everyone in Minnesota talks how they do in the movie "Fargo". That's more Northern Minnesota. But it is cold. I am wearing a hat, scarf and jacket as we speak. :)
  • There's few misconceptions about the state of confusion yo...
  • Everything's bigger in Texas. And then I cry for personal reasons.
  • That I live in a state of perfect bliss.
  • I'll go for the province of Québec; that it's the most hospitable place in Canada and that people here are all warm hearted old fashioned people who still believe that Satan gives you rides across the sky on Christmas night in exchange for your soul. Not true at all. If you don't speak French, and Québec French at that, you're going to have a hard time here, people are prejudiced as hell, and damn Xenophobic.
  • All New Yorkers are rude. We're actually really nice -- most of us.
  • That it's a town or city in another state.
  • that we are all a bunch of lobster trapping-flannel wearing-no teeth grinning redneck outcasts who cant stand anyone else other than a fellow "mainer" haha.
  • that we are all racist backwood hicks.
  • Kentucky. Some people in other states still think think we don't have electricity, go barefooted, wear hats from the 1890's, and shoot revenooers with a shootin' arn. Don't believe the cartoons!
  • Colorado - 1) There are mountains over every square inch of the state. 2) Everyone lives in Vail or Aspen 3) Everyone is rich
  • Arizona: We do get snow. (big one) We have the most mountain ranges in any state.
  • I live in Texas. Some think it is civililzed but the spirit of the wild west is alive and well
  • The one I like the least is the fact that New York is a state, not just one city. If you go anywhere and say New York, people will always thing your referring to New York City. I'm from central NY and it gets annoying when I travel. Its the only state in the country that, when someone asks you where your from, you have to specify the region along with the state name.
  • We cling to our "guns and religion".
  • There are no misconceptions, It's all true both good and bad. From the Sun and fun to the flying roaches, sex offenders, rednecks beaches and hurricanes!
  • That it resembles a giant penis !
  • I am stationed in Norfolk V.A. And the biggest misconception is that Virginia is for lovers! <- The state motto. This state does more to screw it's people than any other state I have lived in. And that's a lot. I also lived in Western N.C. and they are not a bunch of inbreed hillbillies’ who marry their family. In fact N.C. is home the nation’s first public university. Chapel Hill.
  • That in Utah, Mormons can have mutable wives.
  • that living in denial is no way to live ;-)
  • Washington: We're all either flannel-wearing lumberjacks or Starbucks-drinking snobs.
  • I live in New Mexico. The biggest misconception is that our state is part of Mexico and not a U.S. state. The second biggest misconception is that everyone speaks Spanish.
  • I live in an altered state of confusion. sometimes i think i am okay other times i am not sure. Some say i am not confused. Others say i am not altered. I dont get it.
  • That the whole state is a big desert and it is very hot in all parts of the state. I tell people that I lived in Flagstaff and we got 100 inches of snow each year on average, and they can't believe that it snows in AZ.
  • Most people think my state hogs the waterflow and is fall of bigoted hicks. But, those aren't misconceptions.
  • That we're all horse-riding Evangelical extremist cowboys. Some of my friends go to college out of state and get asked if they've been to the megachurches all the time.
  • That we're all hicks! There's a big difference between a southern accent and a country accent. We also have one of the best college systems in the country- Go Duke and okay . . . Carolina too! North Carolina that is!
  • That it is cold year round in Colorado. We have pretty hot summers with 100 degree days sometimes....and our winters can be bad, but not as bad as say Wyoming or Montana....
  • That whatever it actually does have to offer a visitor is not worth venturing past the crime scene tape to get to.
  • That it is warm and sunny EVERYWHERE in California.
  • Missouri - Some people seem to think the state is full of hillbillies, but I do not know anyone in this state who still uses an outhouse.
  • Nebraska is flat endless corn fields. Nebraska is all hills and forests.
  • We all wear boots, spurs, cowboy hats, and ride horses.
  • I'm not from a state, I live in California but I'm from England. Everyone thinks the English are all posh and old fashioned (no we're not!) lol
  • I live in the state of Michigan. The biggest misconception of people that don't live here is that there are jobs to be had and that people aren't trying hard enough to find employment. My ex thought this. I did eventually get a job after looking for a couple of years. It's minimum wage. Forty hours a week for now. After January it will be part time. Then I will be at what is considered poverty level.
  • New York: That we actually like Governor Paterson.

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