Connecticut November 04, 2017
Seven Strange Habits Every Connecticutian Will Defend To The Death
In Connecticut we have some things that we do that appear a little bit odd to the outsider. We have some strange habits that would not be understood by people that are not native Nutmeggers. These things we do might appear to be quirky or odd to others, but here in Connecticut, these habits we have are just downright normal.
1. We love to be first!
Here in Connecticut, we love to be first and here are a few of our notable firsts. In 1937, we were the first state to issue permanent license plates for vehicles. We passed the first automobile law in 1901 making the speed limit 12 miles per hour. In 1895, the world's first hamburger was served at Louie's Lunch in New Haven. Connecticut can also lay claim to the first nuclear submarine, first pay phone, first artificial heart, first revolver and first Frisbee.
2. Lobster rolls are eaten hot
Hold the mayo - it's a Connecticut thing. We like our lobster rolls served warm with butter and a squeeze of lemon. Save the mayonnaise covered seafood salad style lobster roll for someone else.
3. We love our Huskies.
Even if you aren't big into sports, it is hard not to love the University of Connecticut Huskies. So many great teams that play so many different sports. As fans, we can get a little over-the-top in our show of support.
4. Not grilled, not fried - steamed!
They may not look like much and yes they are served on a humble paper plate, but everyone in Connecticut knows that steamed cheeseburgers are the best kind. So tender and juicy and dished up with completely melted cheese, these burgers are world famous in the Nutmeg state for good reason.
5. We go to tag sales.
For some reason what most call a garage sale or a yard sale is called a tag sale here in Connecticut. We don't put price tags on everything, so it is kind of a mystery as to why we call it a tag sale.
6. We know how to party!
Whether it be a traditional New England clambake or a more southern style pig roast, we know how to throw a party in Connecticut. Big and bold, we can hang with the best when it comes to picnics and parties.
7. We wear boots five months out of the year.
It's a necessity to keep your feet warm in Connecticut, so you will find us wearing boots much longer than most people. For the rain, slush, snow and ice, we like to keep our feet warm and dry. Who wants cold feet anyways?
How many of these Connecticut habits do you have? Do you have an unusual one that you would add to the list? Now that we have the strange habits out of the way, take a look at these
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