Rhode Island February 17, 2016
17 Ways You Can Always Spot Someone From Rhode Island… No Matter Where They Are
Let’s be honest, most Rhode Islanders rarely leave the state and rightfully so! With so many great restaurants, fun attractions, and of course the coastline, why would we? Some of us do leave on occasion, and when we do it’s easy to identify us. Here are 17 sure fire ways you can always spot someone from the Ocean State.
1. If you see someone wearing shorts, flip flops and a jacket in the winter, there's a good chance you've found another Rhode Islander. This is especially true if it happens to be snowing!
2. They have amazing pothole dodging skills. Check out this one on Dean St. in Providence.
3. You'll hear them calling any drive lasting more than 15 minutes a "road trip" and they won't be amused.
4. When they order their milkshakes, they call them "cabinets."
5. They ask for "jimmies" instead of sprinkles on their ice cream.
6. The whole family is dressed in Patriots attire and they don't have to argue about having the best team. They just know they do.
7. If you see someone passing in the right lane, they could be from Rhode Island.
8. If that same person gets in the passing lane just to cruise, there's an even better chance they learned to drive in Little Rhody. Don't worry, we're not saying they're bad drivers because they know they'll never be as bad as Massachusetts.
9. They drink iced coffee all year round because why not?
10. They don't understand why their "extra extra" (extra cream, and extra sugar) coffee order comes as just an extra large black coffee in most other states.
11. If you see someone with coffee syrup there is no doubt they're from the Ocean State.
12. If someone asks if their accent is Bostonian, they get slightly offended.
13. What most places would call great seafood is actually slightly disappointing compared to the amazing seafood restaurants found in the state.
14. They'll ask you where the "bubbler" is instead of the water fountain.
15. When giving phone numbers, they will not include the area code. The state is so small, the only area code is 401.
16. They assume every state still observes Victory Over Japan Day, a Rhode Island state holiday commemorating the day Japan surrendered during World War II. Really it's just an excuse to take the day off and go to the beach and have barbecues.
17. One thing true about most Rhode Islanders is they will eventually need to be near the ocean. If traveling and the ocean is not available, some large body of water will have to suffice.
There are just some things most Rhode Islanders have in common. Can you think of any other ways to spot a fellow Rhody resident? Tell us in the comments.