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12 Foolproof Ways To Make Someone From North Carolina Cringe

It’s safe to say North Carolinians are very proud of our state. We take great pride in calling this beautiful place home and will defend it to the death. Yet, while some things are blatantly obvious no-nos, other things an out-of-stater might say just rub us the wrong way, and really, they might not even realize it. Want to make a North Carolinian cringe? Here are 12 ways.

I tried to keep it pretty lighthearted and funny…but are there any others you’d add? Any you agree with?

While we’re on this subject, let’s flip perspectives with 15 things longtime North Carolinians wish they could tell newcomers.

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com