The 50 states of the U.S.A can often get Europeans confused. Is there really that much difference between Mississippi and Alabama? Washington and Oregon? To outsiders not so much, but of course locals will definitely let you know! To get more clarification on how to distinguish between them, one Redditor asked Americans what are the things everyone should know about each state. It's hard to say if this person got what they were asking for, but the result is definitely amusing.

While some users offered tactful descriptions about unique nature of their states and shared important historical facts, others were a lot more candid. Americans dispelled absurd myths, showed what makes them proud and didn't hesitate to point fingers at their own flaws with hilarious examples. Proving once again that they know how to laugh at themselves. Scroll down to see for yourself!

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#1

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joshychrist Report

Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

Sorry eh 😂

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#2

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theHamburglersNugget Report

Heidrance
Community Member
2 years ago

say it again louder for the folks in the back!

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#3

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a_rmiller84 Report

trinity davis
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2 years ago

Stephen King is rad

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#4

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dacafinator15 Report

Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

Basically 😂

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#5

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A S Koziol
Community Member
2 years ago

Just moved here, this is super-accurate.

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Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

Haha the vacation state

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#7

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guccigreene Report

Jim Price
Community Member
2 years ago

Texas:: Miles and miles and miles of just miles and miles and miles.

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#8

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xueimel Report

Quinn
Community Member
2 years ago

I was on a college campus tour in Wisconsin once. A concerned parent asked "Do students often head off into town to drink?". The tour guide replied, "Oh, don't worry, there's a bar on campus!" By far the most Wisconsin misunderstanding I've ever been witness to.

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#9

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yru1 Report

Brittney Stanford
Community Member
2 years ago

I was really hoping for something much better for my home state. They could have went all out lol

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#10

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Azal8522 Report

Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that a challenge?

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#11

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Jef Bateman
Community Member
2 years ago

"We have one almost as good, but at eight times the price."

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#12

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sir_flagon Report

Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, that cuts right to the chase

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#13

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CompMolNeuro Report

Anna Wiązowska
Community Member
2 years ago

Best one!

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#14

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marveloriddle Report

Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

In 50-100 years time it'll be filled with the Atlantic Ocean...

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#15

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captainloudmouth Report

Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

The twilight zone

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#16

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rambunctiousmango Report

Dan H
Community Member
2 years ago

+1 for pop not soda

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#17

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pashtun_far Report

ZombieGirl5591
Community Member
2 years ago

"Hot. Humid. Home" is what I would have said

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#18

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Wakeboarder223 Report

Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

Not the name! Say it... M I SS I SS I PP I

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#19

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libertyseeker775 Report

Dan H
Community Member
2 years ago

Strictly regulated brothels operate legally in isolated rural areas, away from the majority of Nevada's population. Prostitution is illegal in the following counties: Clark (which contains Las Vegas), Washoe (which contains Reno), Douglas, and Lincoln.

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#20

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BishopWicked Report

Meme-enjoyer
Community Member
2 years ago

This should also be under New York...

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#21

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A S Koziol
Community Member
2 years ago

And one of the most beautiful states no-one has ever seen!

Caitlin Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

I used to only want to travel in CA/OR/WA for the mountains. It wasn't til a few years ago I realized what beauty Idaho has hidden away.

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Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

It's like Iowa is the successful older sibling, and Idaho just lives in their shadow

Squishyshiba
Community Member
2 years ago

I thought thy would say we're not potatoes

Bob 2.0
Community Member
2 years ago

Ok. I'm a little annoyed that all were known for is "potatoes and not being Iowa". Have you flippin' SEEN our forests? Also, we have a thriving hipster population in Boise, so there's that.

Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

and Iowa: We're not Idaho

SexyEggPlant
Community Member
2 years ago

i always confuse it with utah xDD

BitterSweetWisdom
Community Member
2 years ago

Yep, so beautiful! Amazing place and I am glad to live here!

foxlover05
Community Member
2 years ago

I live in Idaho and it is beautiful. What a great place to raise my five month old daughter!

Evelyn Moon
Community Member
1 year ago

Let's not forget they take SO much garbage and nuclear waste for the rest of the country! Hat's off to Idaho, soon to be the world's largest superfund site!

Kururi.Orihara
Community Member
1 year ago

Isn't this one the one that has a lot of potatoes?

Jim Hunt
Community Member
2 years ago

Never been, except on the highway. Heard good things, though.

Azziza
Community Member
2 years ago

You'd think they'd say "great potatoes" or something.

okpkpkp
Community Member
2 years ago

Whitaho.

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
2 years ago

The mystery state....I've never heard a single thing from or about that state.

Kizito
Community Member
2 years ago

Ead-a-ho!

Christina S.
Community Member
2 years ago

what did Ida ever do to anyone to be a ho?

Carole Reid
Community Member
2 years ago

Live eight miles from an Idaho border. The state is REALLY beautiful. It's too bad it's in Idaho.

Brandy Cannon
Community Member
2 years ago

IDAHO: POTATOES JUST POTATOES EVERYWHERE

Becka Robinson
Community Member
2 years ago

We have potatoes!

Colin Leetham
Community Member
2 years ago

Idaho is beautiful, and not kind to outliers of any kind. Great place to visit, so glad I don't live there anymore.

Kristyn Schulz
Community Member
2 years ago

I Da HO

송희별
Community Member
2 years ago

PERTATERRROOOOOOS

Meme-enjoyer
Community Member
2 years ago

😂

Julie Lynn
Community Member
2 years ago

Or Ohio. Idaho is a secret. It would be nice if it stayed that way for a little while longer but nothing can. ;)

Alyssa Landguth
Community Member
2 years ago

Potato’s and a pretty good amusement park

BitterSweetWisdom
Community Member
2 years ago

Silverwood? I live right by it haha

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#22

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jessipirate Report

Connie Marshall
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2 years ago

The real description: Philadelphia on the east, Pittsburgh on the wet, Alabama in the middle.

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#23

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Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

AND... FRIED CHICKEN. Its finger-lickin' good

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#24

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Timbooo
Community Member
2 years ago

I can confirm this is true. My school had a silent auction with a basket full of Old Bay Seasoning.

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#25

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wrestlingfan007 Report

ThePanda
Community Member
2 years ago

Who knows that Springfield, NOT Chicago is the Capital?? :) ;)

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#26

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Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd prefer: "So flat, we put fake curves in the highways. Literally."

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#27

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Diane Ehlers
Community Member
2 years ago

What state is that in?

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#28

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Stille20
Community Member
2 years ago

How about Rhode Island... no we're not part of New York

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#29

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retroman000 Report

Emily Rose
Community Member
2 years ago

I used to live in Nebraska, and I loved it! Down to earth, kind people.

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#30

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EM
Community Member
2 years ago

GO OREGON!!!

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#31

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aLonelyFuck Report

Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 years ago

And incredible National and State Parks

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#32

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JBeContact Report

Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

Toto, I dont think that we're in Kansas anymore.

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#33

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dontbreadonme Report

Brandy Cannon
Community Member
2 years ago

MONTANA: HAS A SKY......THAT'S IT?

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#34

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MountainsAndTrees Report

Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

Very much the only reasons I ever been to Vermont 😂

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#35

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XBLINK182FUGYEAHX Report

Meme-enjoyer
Community Member
2 years ago

Iowa: “We’re not Idaho!” 😂

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#36

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Danny Boi
Community Member
2 years ago

Also weed and skis and the best damn mountain views

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#37

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zandyman Report

Carrie Ratkevich
Community Member
2 years ago

Should say, "We are a part of the United States, you idiots"

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#38

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SendMeYourTiny_Tits Report

Caitlin Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Accurate af

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#39

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MsWhimsy Report

Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

I live in CT, and if I could describe it in one sentence... "We invented Lyme disease, and that is the most interesting thing that has happened here)

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#40

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The_Insane_Gamer Report

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
2 years ago

It's really Misery- the state bird is the Mosquito.

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#41

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spacehoney Report

Jill
Community Member
2 years ago

”Where family trees go i circles.” (Karma: I’m probably going to have to pay for this comment somehow.)

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#42

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I_Cant_Alphabet Report

Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

I guess that's why they they call us Massholes

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#43

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Endofear Report

Bryan Chavis
Community Member
2 years ago

nothing to be proud of

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#44

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xRavax Report

Melissa
Community Member
2 years ago

I live in Ohio and have never seen people in pajamas in public. I would have put "Turn signal? What's that?"

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#45

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Hyoto Report

Caitlin Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

'We have waffle house' does not accurately describe the waffle house situation down there.

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#46

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Liar_tuck Report

James Grandmaison
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm only an asshole when it's warranted. Like when tourists visit and ask where top go to look at leaves. Right out your hotel window Sharon

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#47

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Martha Donaldson
Community Member
2 years ago

Yellowstone super-volcano should worry more than just people in Wyoming - If it ever does erupt.

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#48

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2013RedditChampion Report

mearz
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2 years ago

"Hold our beer" PA said this year.

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#49

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Alyssa Landguth
Community Member
2 years ago

Where Elvis started

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#50

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MST3Kimber Report

ArtistclyAutistic
Community Member
2 years ago

My mother grew up there, and, accurate

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