Only in your state has identified 19 things that make it obvious to outsiders you are from Virginia. Below are some my favorites and some of the most obvious.
Don’t ask a Virginian where she’s from unless you want a long, detailed, explanation. We’re not just from Virginia, but we’re from Tidewater, Southside, DC suburbs (NOVA) or western Virginia (not to be confused with West Virginia.
Grits are always appropriate for breakfast but shrimp and grits for dinner are delicious.
When we say “the river”, “the lake” or “the beach”, everyone knows which one we’re referring too and “the beach” is always Virginia Beach.
We are excessively proud of our colleges, with good reason, we have great colleges and universities in Virginia. We also have some great rivalries. And vanity plates, lots of vanity plates.
We can spot a deer from 100 yards, even if we can’t always avoid the suicide bambies who run in front of our cars.
Do not ask us about the Civil War. We will give you far more information that you ever wanted to know.
Monograms. We would prefer they were on everything, purses, jewelry, clothes, and walls. Heck, my license plate is monogrammed.
Road construction. We can handle it. We’ve had to, our entire lives.
Virginians are very friendly and welcoming (except for parts of NOVA).
Read here for all 19 ways to spot a Virginian.