The truth of it is, most Arkansans come with a good filter pre-installed. We don’t just go around running our mouths off at everyone. That’s because our mothers and grandmothers taught us that if we can’t say something nice, we ought not say anything at all. I know you heard it too: don’t embarrass the family in front of company, respect your elders, zip your lip, etc. But we’re among friends here, and it’s high time we make some confessions. Below you’ll find 13 things that Arkansans know to be true, but don’t really like to mention in front of the neighbors.
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.