Say You’re From North Dakota Without Directly Saying It
I posed this question on our radio station's Facebook page recently.
The responses were both overwhelming and hilarious at the same time. I literally was busting my gut reading some of the answers from our very clever fans and listeners. Let's face it, it takes a special kind of person to live in the Rough Rider State.
One of the best answers that stood out to me right away was, "You can use the air conditioner and heater on the same day!"
Yep, that's our state with huge temperature swings, which can happen sometimes in 24 hours or less. I've seen the 70s followed by snow at night. It happens.
Here's another clever one. One thing is for sure, if you have a 4-wheel drive pick-up, you're ALWAYS expected to make it to work.
I decided to get in on the fun, by one of my simple observations. "We wear shorts when it's above 50 degrees!"
I was quickly put in my place when a listener corrected me with "30 degrees." Come to think of it, I've seen people in North Dakota wear shorts in colder weather than that, so we're both wrong.
I've lived in North Dakota for all of my life, except for a short stint in California in the early '90s.
I was shocked when more than one person I met in California thought North Dakota was part of Canada??? Yep, seriously. They had no idea?!
So how about you? How would you describe you're from North Dakota without directly saying it? By the way, have you ever heard of a "slush" burger? It's a "Sloppy Joe" or "BBQ", more North Dakota isms.