25 Stereotypes About Folks Way Out In The ‘Burbs. #14 is VERY FAR from the truth.

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Just because I don’t live within a few miles of Saks Fifth Avenue doesn’t automatically make me a redneck, right? Here’s a few popular stereotypes that poorly informed urban travelers make about us folks who live a little further out in the ‘burbs.

 

1. We all drive trucks.

We all drive trucks.

No. Although trucks are useful on the farm and for drive-in movies.

 

2. We love to go cow tipping.

We love to go cow tipping.

Have you ever tried to tip a cow? Doesn’t work.

 

3. County fairs are the highlight of the year.

County fairs are the highlight of the year.

Yes, we all love a good lemon shake-up. But going to the fair is certainly not the highlight of our year. Unless you win Grand Champion Alfalfa…then it’s the highlight of your year.

 

4. We are all a bunch of rednecks.

We are all a bunch of rednecks.

Only in the summers when we spend too much time at the lake without sunscreen!

 

5. We live for country music.

We live for country music.

 

6. And cheap beer.

And cheap beer.

Does anyone like cheap beer?

 

7. All of our parties are in barns or in a field. And at these parties, we play corn hole.

All of our parties are in barns or in a field. And at these parties, we play corn hole.

I mean not EVERY party…

 

8. We are all incredibly conservative.
We are all incredibly conservative.

Sure there are many conservative viewpoints, but there are just as many liberal viewpoints. It varies each year just like any other place.

 

9. We never want to leave our town, much less our state.

We never want to leave our town, much less our state.

Plenty of us leave. And most of us come back.

 

10. We eat copious amounts of cheese.

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But really, don’t we all?

 

11. And our constant consumption of fast food is making us fat.

And our constant consumption of fast food is making us fat.

 

12. We deep fry everything and dip 99% of our food in Ranch dressing.

We deep fry everything and dip 99% of our food in Ranch dressing.

Okay so maybe we put Ranch with our pizza, but who doesn’t?

 

13. We’re poor.

We're poor.

States like Minnesota and North Dakota are actually above average in terms of National Disposable Income. Get your facts straight, alright?!

 

14. And we’re uneducated.

And we're uneducated.

High School Graduates:
South: 30%
Midwest: 32%
Northeast: 31%
West: 24%
College Graduates (Bachelor’s degree):
South: 16%
Midwest: 17%
Northeast: 19%
West: 19%

 

15. The midwest is just a bunch of cornfields and wide open spaces.

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Sure, we have a lot of cornfields. But we also have some of the greatest cities in the U.S.

 

16. And we drive tractors to school.

And we drive tractors to school.

Only on FFA Tractor Day, OK?!

 

17. All Southern Ladies Do Is Cook All Day. Just Cook & Sleep, that’s it.

 

18. Saying “y’all.” Especially for us Southern folks.
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Because what does “you guys” even mean?

 

19. Drinking sweet tea with every meal.

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Sorry, we don’t drink “pop” in the south.

 

20. Monogramming everything.

Monogramming everything.

It’s important to take pride in the family name, obviously.

 

21. Embracing butter as a way of life.

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No, but seriously, of course we do.

 

22. Loving a good glamour shot…

Loving a good glamour shot...

These need to be taken every year and require big hair.

 

23. Wearing boat shoes year-round.

Sperrys

And only Sperrys.

 

24. Not leaving the house without pearls.

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Pearls are everything diamonds aren’t.

 

25.  …when we go to see this.

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Horse races are also non-negotiable.

 

What are some stereotypes you hate about people deep into the ‘burbs? Let us know what you’ve experienced as local burb citizens (or as being a traveler to somewhere deep into the ‘burbs) in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you! 😉

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