Whether it’s the permanent smirk smeared across all of our faces from dealing with New York’s cold weather or some other sort of tell, it seems that our residents are easy to spot once they find themselves outside of our state borders. With a state so large and filled with so many regions, our residents are all made up of a unique variety of traits that have been acquired by living here in the Empire State. Here are just some of the many strange things that only people from New York do.

What would you add to this list, there’s so many things only us New Yorkers will ever be able to fully relate to! To put your state pride to the test even further, see if you can recognize these 15 Words That You’ll Only Ever Understand If You’re From New York.

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