Alabama May 03, 2017
11 Strange Habits Every Alabamian Will Defend To The Death
There’s no denying that Alabamians are a special group of people. We do many things that outsiders consider strange. However, we think of these same things as being quite normal. After all, it’s all part of living in Alabama.
Listed below are 11 habits that may seem strange to outsiders, but to us, they’re very normal. Check them out!
1. We're kind to everyone.
Whether it's with a smile, handshake or wave, we show hospitality towards anyone we come into contact with.
2. We plan important events around college football.
From weddings and reunions, to parties and other celebrations, it's not uncommon to choose the event's date based on that year's college football schedule.
3. We're always rooting for our favorite team.
Whether we yell "Roll Tide" or "War Eagle," we root for our team all year long...no matter where we are.
4. We refer to ALL soft drinks as "coke."
When someone asks us what we want to drink, we usually tell them "coke." After all, "coke" pretty much covers all soft drinks.
5. We deep fry everything.
From vegetables and fruits, to sweets and meats, we deep fry everything here in Alabama. After all, is there any other way to eat food here in the South?
6. We measure distance by time.
Instead of telling someone a location is only five miles away, we usually tell them it's only 10 minutes away.
7. We use landmarks to give directions.
All towns have a famous landmark, and we typically tell visitors to turn past the landmark, turn to the right of the landmark, turn to the left of the landmark, etc. to reach their destination.
8. Instead of seeking shelter when we hear tornado sirens, we run outside.
You know you're guilty of doing this at least once. We all are!
9. We empty the milk and bread shelves whenever there's mention of snow on the way.
Who hasn't done this at least once? The weather here is so unpredictable that it's no wonder snow can cause statewide panic.
10. We have our own special way of eating barbecue.
Sure, many of us slather our barbecue with traditional sauce, but nothing beats the famous white barbecue sauce that more and more people are starting to love.
11. We joke about being from Alabama, but deep down we truly love it.
No matter how hard we try to deny it, we're all guilty of this!
What are some other strange habits most Alabamians have?
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