Nebraska September 21, 2017
8 Totally True Stereotypes Nebraskans Should Just Accept As Fact
No one likes being stereotyped – we’re all individuals and there’s no way to describe all of us with just one sweeping generalization. Having said that, though, there’s sometimes some truth to stereotypes. Like it or not, we should probably just accept that these are true… at least for some of us.
1. There isn't a whole lot to see in some parts of the state.
You've pretty much got to stay on I-80 all the way across the state to find the totally flat, boring parts... but they're out there.
2. There really are more cows than people.
There are about three cows to every human in Nebraska. Let's just hope they never stage an uprising.
3. The weather can be a little scary.
For us natives it's a normal part of living in the Great Plains. For newcomers, visitors, and spectators, tornadoes are just about the scariest kind of weather imaginable.
4. We actually do really love corn.
Have you ever tasted fresh Nebraska sweet corn? It's delicious. Of course we love it.
5. We're pretty fond of beef, too.
Everyone knows and loves Omaha Steaks, right? Well, that's not even the good stuff. We keep the best beef for ourselves. Get it from a local butcher and you'll understand the appeal.
6. Football is a very big deal in Nebraska.
BUT not every Nebraskan is a big Huskers fan. (Still, I wouldn't recommend announcing in the middle of a sports bar that you don't like college football unless you want strangers trying to convince you that you're wrong.)
7. Farmers and ranchers are the real heroes around here.
It's a hard life for those who work the land and raise the animals. We have such deep respect for those who live that life for the sake of feeding the nation.
8. We really are that friendly.
Hey there, strangers. We
are going to smile and wave at you, and probably talk to you, too. Last week I had a conversation about candy corn with two strangers in a store. It's just how we do things here.
What do you think, Nebraska? Do these all ring true for you? What other stereotypes do we need to just accept about our beloved Cornhusker State?