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13 Things No Self-Respecting Arkansan Would Ever Do

There are certainly plenty of unwritten rules regarding how Arkansans act, and below you’ll find thirteen of those. Sure, every Arkansan breaks some of these rules, but we don’t break them on the regular and we’re careful not to break too many at once. So yes, you’re still a self-respecting Arkansan if you backtalk your mama. But if you backtalk your mama, defame Arkansas barbecue, and litter all on the same day, you’re pushing it, honey.

For surefire ways to make an Arkansan mad, click here. If you want to read the dos and don’ts of living in Arkansas, try this one.

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.