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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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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trinity davis
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2 years ago

Stephen King is rad

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#4

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Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

Basically 😂

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#5

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A S Koziol
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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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Jim Price
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2 years ago

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

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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
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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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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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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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Moo Jar
Community Member
2 years ago

The twilight zone

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#16

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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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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!

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#22

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Connie Marshall
Community Member
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?? :) ;)

Madeline Bublik
Community Member
2 years ago

I thought everyone over the age of 10 knew that??

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Ruth Meszaros
Community Member
2 years ago

So who ever heard of Barrington or Northbrook, outside of Illinois?

Nikki Gregerson
Community Member
2 years ago

Chicago and Illinois are two different places. Just ask anyone who is from Illinois but not Chicago.

Lizard Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

State motto should be: we have other cities besides Chicago.

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Monica Anderson
Community Member
2 years ago

As someone who currently lives in a Chicago suburb I can 100% confirm this.

Heather Whited
Community Member
2 years ago

Sorry, I live in Illinois and it should be "Where our ex-Governors make our license plates" Blago is still trying to get out of jail.

Taradactyal
Community Member
2 years ago

100% accurate, people from Chicago stay

SexyEggPlant
Community Member
2 years ago

its pronounced ill i noi not ill i noise

Sykz
Community Member
2 years ago

A lot of Great 80's flicks are based here.

KrisF
Community Member
2 years ago

I would have gone with "Cities with bad reputations surrounded by cornfields. Lots of cornfields." The "from Chicago" part is more a northwestern IL thing than a statewide thing.

송희별
Community Member
2 years ago

When I told people I would be moving to Illinois, I would tell people I was moving to Chicago since it sounded better and people recognize where Chicago is quicker than if you say Illinois

Jennifer Burke
Community Member
2 years ago

Not everyone....😉

ThePanda
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG THIS SO RELATES TO MY LIFE IN ILLINOIS

Katie Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

It's the same with Atlanta.

B Walko
Community Member
2 years ago

How I would describe it: "Oh look, a non-corrupt politician for once. So far."

DeusCurrentMachina O.
Community Member
2 years ago

Where's the part about hoodrats and shootings?

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

This is 100% true

Will Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Illinois: Chicago has ruined our state.

Ego
Community Member
2 years ago

Chicago runs the state.

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Tara B
Community Member
2 years ago

NOO Im from Southern IL. I have never even been Chicago.

DC Mathis
Community Member
2 years ago

Anyone south of I80 would much rather split the state in half and leave Chicago land.

Will Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Pretty much anyone north of 80 also.

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Doodle Bug
Community Member
2 years ago

This is the most accurate thing I’ve ever hear

Veronique Scurry
Community Member
2 years ago

Lmao!!!!! Yes

Julie Lynn
Community Member
2 years ago

I figured there must be more to Illinois than just Chicago. It is a fairly large state but who knows? Maybe there was only Chicago. Big smiles. I'm sure it is wonderful. I'd love to visit someday. :)

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 years ago

Berwyn!

Heidrance
Community Member
2 years ago

in their defense, who really knows where Lemont, IL is?

Dan H
Community Member
2 years ago

I do

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Antanas Simkus
Community Member
2 years ago

come and get shot anytime

caity
Community Member
2 years ago

ahah trueeee i live in napervillle and it's boring af

Phillip Moderow
Community Member
2 years ago

Here, Chicagoans, let me make you feel at home: ratatatatatatatatatatat !

Brandy Cannon
Community Member
2 years ago

ILLINOIS: SOUNDS SICK {ILL} WISHES IT WAS THE NEW CHICAGO STATE

Ego
Community Member
2 years ago

It's IL, not ILL.

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Arlene Davis
Community Member
2 years ago

Everyone who is from Chicago thinks it's the only city in the state. Everyone who isn't from Chicago hates Chicago with a passion, for precisely this reason.

John Anderson
Community Member
2 years ago

They can make fun of white people in these....lets make fun of the criminal blacks who run Chicago lol

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#26

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Rebekah
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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
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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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Emily Rose
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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
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2 years ago

GO OREGON!!!

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#31

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Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 years ago

And incredible National and State Parks

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#32

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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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Brandy Cannon
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2 years ago

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

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#34

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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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Meme-enjoyer
Community Member
2 years ago

Iowa: “We’re not Idaho!” 😂

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#36

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Danny Boi
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ArtistclyAutistic
Community Member
2 years ago

My mother grew up there, and, accurate

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