People from Vermont have some defining traits that set them apart from the rest. You may be wondering if that quirky person you just met is a Vermonter or if it’s just a coincidence they are wearing shorts in 20 degree weather. If you want to confirm, here is how.
1) They're driving a Subaru.
It's proven to be the most popular car brand in the state. Just count how many you see the next time you're out and you'll notice.
2) They have a prominent beard.
It keeps them warm in the winter, of course.
3) They fit into one of the 3 "H" categories.
Or most likely, a combination of all 3.
4) It wouldn't be surprising to see them skiing to work in the morning.
Why would you want to shovel out your car when skiing is so much quicker?
5) They are covered in mud.
Since there's no avoiding mud season, why not enjoy it? Mudding is a favorite activity among Vermonters.
6) Everything they own is Carhartt.
We start them young.
7) If they're not wearing North Face, Patagonia or Carhartt, their clothes look they may have come from a thrift store.
You can honestly find some amazing things at thrift stores around Vermont...often times even some of the brands above.
8) They're refusing Aunt Jemima's.
Why would I use the one with high-fructose corn syrup instead of the fresh one made 10 miles down the road? This isn't even a question to Vermonters.
9) They're skiing down the mountain shirtless by March.
Even earlier, for some.
10) They're always outside doing something.
Whether they're exercising, working on their yard, farm, house, car, etc--being outside is usually the choice for Vermonters.
Note: Man on house is wearing a full Carhartt suit.
11) They're likely riding their bike somewhere.
This kind of bike is a usual sight, too.
12) And they're also probably bringing their dog with them.
13) They tend to be pretty pale.
Since it does stay pretty cold up here for a large portion of the year, Vermonters usually don't hold a tan for too long. It's also one of the least diverse states in the country (minus some cool cultural hubs) at 94.3 % white in 2010.
14) Even when they're not at the shooting range or hunting, they're usually carrying their gun with them.
While Vermonter's do like to exercise their 2nd amendment right, they usually practice safely. Vermont had the lowest rate of firearm murders in the country in 2010.
Even Mom does it.
15) You might think they're a little different - but they're just being themselves.
Vermonters are always reppin’ the 802 and are proud of it. Do you agree with these identifiers? Are there any other tell-tale ways you’d know you spotted a Vermonter?