Rhode Island October 20, 2017
11 Unwritten Rules Every Rhode Islander Lives By ‘Til Death
When you think about it, the culture of a place is really made up of a series of unwritten rules – the things the locals have learned the hard way and passed down over the generations. It’s not until you’ve gotten a handle on those rules that you’ll really feel you belong. If you’re new to Rhode Island, consider this a handbook – and if you’re an old hand, these rules will feel as true as the nose on your face.
1. It's not summer until you've had a Del's Lemonade.
Icy, sweet, and sour all at once, this is the taste of beach days in the Ocean State. Just don't use a straw - the brain freeze might be deadly.
2.Always watch out for potholes.
Always keep a lookout when you're driving in Rhode Island - your car will thank you!
3. Clam chowder should only be made with clear broth.
The creamy nonsense they serve in Boston can hardly be called chowder in our book.
4. There is no reason to eat a wimpy hot dog when you can get a hot weiner instead.
Three all the way, please.
5. These are cabinets, NOT milkshakes.
Anyone who claims otherwise is just plain wrong.
6. Water fountains are for birds. People drink out of bubblers.
Or "bubblahs," depending on your accent.
7. Directions are based on where things used to be.
"Take a left where the old Almacs was."
8. The only syrup that should go in milk is coffee.
It's infinitely better than chocolate or strawberry.
9. Never ever leave home without a snow scraper for your car.
You can't just trust the forecast when you live in New England.
10. If you see a car with a black license plate and a three digit number, the driver is worthy of extra respect.
These treasures are nearly impossible to acquire - you need to either inherit one or be very well connected.
11. No other state will ever match Rhode Island's beauty and charm.
How could it?
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life in the Ocean State.