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15 Things People From Arizona Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners

It never fails. Upon learning that I live in Arizona, whoever I’m conversing with always seems to ask some question that simultaneously makes me laugh and do a quick facepalm. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. Questions that are kind of silly, curious, and even just woefully ignorant. Here are a few that Arizonans often have to explain most frequently.

Are there any other misconceptions that you find out of towners often have of Arizona? How do you go about correcting them?

Speaking of explaining things to out of towners, you might also find yourself correcting the pronunciation of certain Arizona words. We detailed a few common ones in 10 Words New Comers To Arizona Almost Always Say Wrong.

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats. You can reach her at mspencer@onlyinyourstate.com.