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12 Things People From Connecticut Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners

Plenty of things are different about Connecticut, and this list aims to highlight some of them. Whenever outsiders roll in, it seems you have to spend a lot of time explaining the state’s traditions or disproving common assumptions. But that’s okay! It comes with the territory, and we’re happy to fill in any gaps. How many of these things have you had to explain before?

What else is different about Connecticut? Tell us in the comments! And check out this list of Weird Things Nutmeggers Do to see what makes the people different too!

Taylor Ellis
Taylor Ellis grew up in southern Connecticut. She is a social boss who has worked with several major sites and brands. Follow her at