New Jerseyans are known the world over for our calm demeanor. We are often praised for our patience and level-headedness – it’s very difficult to make us upset. Okay, that might not exactly be accurate. We’re all aware of the infamous “Jersey Salute,” but we’re not nearly as bad as out-of-staters make us out to be… Unless, you do one of these 14 things.
1. Call our state "Joisey."
2. Assume we're all highways and airports.
It's simply not true. Pictured is Wallpack Valley.
3. Claim that we're boring.
We have nothing to do here? We have everything to do here. Skiing in the winter, beaches in the summer, hiking, shopping, museums, fine dining...
4. Insult our favorite musician.
Who is probably one of the many New Jersey music legends like Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi or Whitney Houston.
5. Drive with an out-of-state license plate.
Even if you're not doing anything wrong. You probably will be soon enough.
6. Drive under the speed limit.
Doing 50 in a 55 MPH zone? Put the pedal to the metal, buddy.
7. Assume we're all in the mob.
8. Use terms like "New York" Giants or "New York" Jets.
They play in New Jersey, people. And Superbowl XLVII... that was in New Jersey, too.
9. Assume we're all like the cast of "Jersey Shore."
They're mostly from Staten Island....
10. Insult our pizza.
It's very personal to us.
11. Insult our governor.
According to approval ratings, this will make 29% of New Jerseyans mad.
12. Talk about how you LOVE our governor.
Recent polls suggest that 66% of New Jerseyans will strongly disagree with you. I'm not taking a side, but I'll give you this advice: Probably best not to bring up politics at all.
13. Say Central New Jersey doesn't exist.
This will probably only insult people from Central Jersey. Answer this: Where is Princeton?
14. Insult this meat.
Don't get me started on what it's called. That will DEFINITELY make someone mad.