People make a lot of assumptions about Marylanders. Whether it be from the news or word of mouth, some of the stereotypes have gotten out of control. Today, these presumptions are being put to rest. Here are 11 stereotypes about Maryland that are just plain wrong –
1. We eat crabs every day.
2. Heroin addicts run rampant.
Baltimore is known as the heroin capital of America. And while it is a problem in the city and a few outlying suburbs, it definitely doesn't represent our state.
3. Everyone loves Natty Boh.
While National Bohemian is a Maryland staple, we also have numerous craft breweries throughout the state.
4. We're aggressive drivers.
We prefer the term quick maneuvering. With Maryland traffic, you've gotta be on your toes.
5. We're all Ravens fans.
Most of the state may bleed purple, but Maryland also has its fair share of Redskins and Steelers fans.
6. We're all fishermen.
No. But we wholeheartedly appreciate the hard working fishermen that do reside here.
7. Everyone owns a boat.
Head to a waterfront town in Maryland and almost everyone either owns a boat or knows someone who does. When it comes to other parts of the state, its a different story.
8. We're city slickers.
It never fails. As soon as I tell an out-of-stater I'm from Maryland, they automatically assume I'm from Baltimore. Baltimore is big, but it most definitely doesn't take up the entire state.
9. We have a Maryland accent.
Baltimoreans have an accent all their own, while those on Maryland's Eastern Shore possess a truly unique twang.
10. We put Old Bay on everything.
Many of us, yes. There is also a fair share of us who prefer J.O. Spice.
11. We think our flag is the best in the nation.
Okay, this one is 100% true!
What are other stereotypes about Maryland that you’ve heard? Do any of these ring true to you?