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10 Strange Habits Every North Carolinian Will Defend To The Death

Culture is a weird thing. It varies from country to country, state to state and place to place. Yet, it’s pretty easy to lump a certain group of people into one culture and see the similarities. Take North Carolinians – from using strange words to describe things, to giving directions by landmarks (because, who can trust a GPS) and even throwing down over some BBQ or basketball…these are more than ‘habits’ they’re parts of what it means to be a North Carolinian.

What else do you think ‘makes’ a North Carolinian? This is a pretty general list; I’d love to know more regional cultures and habits you’ll long defend!

New to the state and these cultures – here are 12 things you quickly learn when moving here.

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