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10 Things Arkansans Do That Totally Shock Everyone Else

I’ve had cause to have conversations with a few transplants to our beautiful state, and I’m here to report that you would not believe the things that astound and astonish them about our ways. Below you’ll find 10 things that people from other places find a little disconcerting. Perhaps next time you meet someone from elsewhere, you should send them this list, just so they’re aware of how strange it seems to hear, “What do you mean you’ve eaten squirrel?”

You might also want to look over this list of habits Arkansans will defend to the death. You should also check out this list of jokes about Arkansas that are actually funny and won’t make you want to punch anyone in the face.

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.