Only in your state has compiled a list of awkward moments that most Virginians have experienced.
Have you ever tried to explain this to people from outside Virginia?
If you are like many southerners, you may have a double name. That’s always challenging. My sweet Aunt Martha Ann was often called Marthan. Another Aunt was named Mary Jane. Enough said.
Explaining your vanity plate may be a challenge since Virginia has more vanity plates than any other state. Some folks out of state just don’t get it. That’s ok, we have fun with our vanity plates.
When Virginians say “yes ma’am” or ‘yes sir” out of staters look at us like we just landed here from Mars. They don’t understand manners. At all.
Out of state people don’t know how to pronounce the names of our towns, like Staunton. To avoid embarrassing them, you might want to give them this guide for the pronunciation of Virginia towns.
You get that blank stare when you try to explain directions by landmarks, “just pass the gas station, turn at the cow field, look for the white board fence, make a left, and head straight to the Rivah”.
You buy 6 gallons of milk, four loaves of bread and two cases of water for a snowstorm that never happens.
Strange looks when you say ‘y’all’. What’s wrong with people?
Trying not to laugh when someone says “Virginia has no real mountains”.
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