Delaware February 04, 2017
11 Questions You Can Only Answer If You’re From Delaware
There are some conversations we’re just used to having in Delaware – like where we’re grabbing breakfast, where we go in the summer, and what the big deal is about our little state, anyway. Here are 11 Delaware questions we’re used to hearing and answering, so familiarize yourself with the First State and let’s get talking.
1. Where does Slower Lower begin?
Slower Lower starts at the canal. Anyone who says otherwise is new to the state, and probably calls it Lower Slower Delaware so they can giggle at their LSD bumper stickers.
2. What's in Scrapple?
... actually, let's not talk about this one.
3. Which is the best beach?
Everyone has their preference - I love Cape Henlopen and Fenwick Island, but I have friends and family that would fight over whether to visit Dewey or Bethany for a day trip.
4. Where can we get Muskrat?
Southern Grill in Ellendale, on Wednesdays. Anywhere else?
5. What the heck spilled all over the highway?
Remember that time one million bees swarmed I-95? Or how about last year, when it was pigs, cows, and pennies blocking our road ways? At least we know all the shortcuts and country roads.
6. Where's the coolest spot in Trolley Square?
CR Hummingbird to Mars is a top secret spot, but everyone has their favorite dive bar or taco stop in Trolley.
7. What's the deal with slippery dumplings?
They're not round because we were raised right. End of story.
8. What's going on at the Bandstand?
There's always something! Whether it's movies on the beach, a live band, a parade starting or (my favorite) the Christmas tree, locals always know what's happening at this historic spot.
9. Where does the Mason Dixon line start?
There are cornerstones and monuments in a few different places. Ask a Delawarean to tell you why the line was even drawn.
10. What the heck is a fighting blue hen?!
Yes, it's the UD Mascot. But Delaware Blue Hens fights were, sadly, huge entertainment for soliders during the Revolutionary and Civil wars.
11. Where can I get the best salt water taffy?
Dolles and Dolles only. There's nothing else like it in the world.
Could you relate to all of these questions? If these all sounded too familiar to you, you might want to also check out our list of the top
struggles of Life in Delaware!