Delaware June 04, 2017
11 Foolproof Ways To Make Someone From Delaware Cringe
Delawareans are pretty laid back people, but there are a few things that we suffer through regularly that make us cringe. Before you visit our lovely state, keep in mind these Delaware pet peeves are a quick way to get under our skin, and cause us to cringe.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Going "down the shore."
NOPE. We go to the beach. The "shore" is in New Jersey!
2. Ordering Crabcakes out of state.
Maryland gets a pass - but please, if we're in Ohio, skip the crabcakes. It's just not right.
3. Asking for Ketchup.
Thrasher's fries are the famous boardwalk fries, but don't order ketchup alongside them. Every Delawarean knows that Thrashers Fries are eaten with Vinegar!
4. Saying "Lower Slower Delaware."
Sorry, it's Slower Lower. The whole "Lower Slower" thing was started by the person that came up with that LSD bumper sticker. That's not what we actually call it.
5. Ordering a Hoagie.
They're subs, Philadelphians! Get out of here with that hoagie nonsense. The only time it's acceptable to order a "hoagie" is at Wawa, or in some spots in Wilmington.
6. Driving in the left lane.
The left lane is for passing! Please don't be driving slowly in the left lane, or just driving alongside whoever is in the right lane. Get out of the way, please.
7. Asking "What's scrapple made from, anyway?"
You don't want to know. We don't want to know. Let's just fry it up and enjoy it - and skip the questions for now.
8. Reminding us about beach traffic.
From Memorial Day on, we've got to deal with our favorite commute routes being backed up with traffic. Luckily, this is a great chance to see some of Delaware's best back roads.
9. Serve us round dumplings.
In Delaware, we serve up flat, or slippery, dumplings. The rest of the country is missing out on this Delmarva tradition because round dumplings are just not the way to do it.
10. Calling it "Newark."
We pronounce our second-largest city as "new-ARK," not "Newark," like they do in New Jersey. Please try to get this right - it drives us crazy.
11. Not knowing where to find Delaware.
You wouldn't believe how many people can't find Delaware on a map! I'm not sure if their education failed them, or if they just did not pay attention, but please understand that Delaware is a state - and know where it is located - before you come for a visit.
Of course, even if you happen to get on our bad side by continuing to call it “the shore” or “New-erk”, we’ll still be kind. After all, we’ve got our own weird things going on. To see for yourself, check out
11 Strange Habits Every Delawarean Will Defend To The Death.