Tennessee is a stunning state all its own, but sometimes we struggle to figure out why (for all things good, WHY) our state is victim to so many strange stereotypes. It’s about time we set the record straight. Curious about some struggles us Tennesseans deal with on the daily? Take a look!
15) Calories aren't a thing.
Mama don't make calories.
14) That freaking HUMIDITY.
We can all band together on this one - blech. August is almost unbearable without some solid air conditioning.
13) We're SO tired of hearing about Nashville.
I mean, we love it and all - but c'mon! We have Sevierville and Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Bell Buckle and all the tiny towns in between. We understand that Music City is solid - but there's more to the state!
12) Why do people think we're stupid...?
The first female senator, Hattie Caraway, hails from Tennessee, and Nashville is known as the "Athens of the South" because of the sheer amount of colleges we have in the area. Plus, Vanderbilt? Known as the Harvard of these here southern states. Take that, New England.
11) Also - you're spelling y'all wrong.
It's a contraction, one that's found in the dictionary: y'all. Not, "ya'll." Get it right, people.
10) What accent...?
Seriously. We're talking normal. If you're not from here and don't understand? You're welcome to go right on back home.
9) This is not Tennessee.
8) Neither is this.
Shock of shocks - we're FULL of southern class.
7) But THIS. Yes. This is.
Jim Brekke / Flickr
Ah - there it is. A shot of stunning east Tennessee.
6) We have healthy restaurants, too.
This is the Wild Cow, in Nashville. GIVE US ALL THE FOOD.
5) Football is life.
Need we say more...?
4) No one can drive in the rain.
Just stay home.
3) No one can drive in the snow.
Stay home for a couple of days.
2) No one can drive in general.
Good luck out there!
1) But we sure love our state!
It's home, forever and always.
Oh, we see you Tennessee. We see you.