Pennsylvania October 31, 2017
10 Things Every Pennsylvanian Secretly Loves But Would Never Admit
Time for a game of truth or dare. Okay, well, let’s just focus on the truth part. What are some of the things that you, as a current or former Pennsylvanian, secretly love but would never admit? Think about it then share your thoughts in the comment section below! For now, however, here are 10 things every Pennsylvanian secretly loves but would never admit.
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We secretly love those marshmallowy treats from PA, don’t we? Before you answer that, think about candy corn (which is allegedly a PA creation, too). Peeps don’t seem so bad now, do they?
So we have a love/hate relationship with scrapple. Half of us love it and half of us hate it. If we love it, we might not be so willing to admit it. Which side of the coin do you fall on? Love or hate?
3. The interstate rivalry
We Pennsylvanians are all in this together, right? Sure, we have our rivalries. Pop or soda. Sheetz or Wawa. Pittsburgh or Philly. But, that interstate rivalry just makes things more fun.
4. The finicky weather
We might complain about dressing for winter in the morning and having to change into summer clothes in the afternoon. But, in reality, we get the best of both worlds. Sometimes we even experience all four seasons in one 24 hour span.
5. Punxsutawney Phil
Poor Phil gets plenty of threats every year around Groundhog Day. If he predicts an early spring, the snowbirds aren’t too happy. If he predicts six more weeks of winter, the poor guy gets it from everyone else,
especially if early spring doesn’t happen. But, let’s give the little fella credit. He’s cute. And, while he may not be great at predicting the weather, we still love him.
6. Our accents
Nope, no, no way, no how. How many of us insist we do not have an accent? Well, the fact is our accents usually give away what part of PA we're from. And, we secretly kind of love our unique accents.
7. Snow days
Shoveling and driving in snow and ice are never fun. But, snow days themselves? What wonderful memories they conjure of a day off of school, sled riding, building snowmen, and hot chocolate after playing outside.
8. Philly cheesesteaks (keep reading…it’s not what you think)
The world can thank Philadelphia for the scrumptious cheesesteak. And, yes, it can be annoying when other states claim to make authentic Philly cheesesteaks when nothing can compare to the real thing. But, it still feels pretty good to know that a PA creation has become so popular around the U.S.
9. All that "junk" food
Some call it junk food but we’re pretty happy to live in the Snack Capital of the United States. Any time we have a craving for a sweet or salty treat, we know we can just pick up a Hershey’s bar, Utz pretzels, Herr’s potato chips, or those lovely Peeps.
10. Coming home again
We all complain about PA sometimes. The high taxes. The toll roads. And on and on. We might even wish out loud that we could just leave and never look back. But, when it comes down to it, there’s nothing we love more than coming back home again after traveling away from PA.
Your turn! What do you secretly love about PA even though you won’t admit it? Then,
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