Tennessee September 28, 2017
11 Unwritten Rules Every Tennessean Lives By ‘Til Death
Here in Tennessee, we do things a certain way. We call pretty much everything a vegetable as long as it’s served by a meat-and-three, we are friendly to everyone we meet, and we eat our biscuits slathered in butter. Whether you’ve been living in Tennessee your whole life or you’re a recent transplant, you’ll know that these 11 unwritten rules that every Tennessean lives by are true.
11. Dolly is the real queen.
Sorry, Beyonce and Queen Elizabeth II, down here in Tennessee, we have our own queen, and she only works nine to five.
10. Sundays are only for church.
In Tennessee, church is practically a way of life. Sundays are for getting together with your friends and family and hearing the good word.
9. ... and football.
Let's not forget football season. In Nashville, especially, there's practically no difference between church traffic and football traffic.
8. There is no Pepsi.
Here in Tennessee, we drink Coke. When we ask for a "coke," we might mean Sprite, Coke, or Diet Coke, but we never mean Pepsi.
7. Tea is only sweet.
We're not sure why anyone would ever want to drink unsweetened tea, but if you do, you're not from Tennessee.
6. If there is a threat of snow, you stay home.
We Tennesseans know we don't know how to drive in the snow, so if there's a 1% chance, we're just gonna stay in.
5. Rooting for Alabama is a sin.
It doesn't matter if you root for the Vols, the Commodores, or the Tigers, just as long as you're not rooting for the Tide.
4. Tennessee barbecue is the only real barbecue.
There's just something about a fresh-smoked pork sandwich in Tennessee that sets it a step above all other barbecues.
3. And hot chicken isn't real if it's not from Nashville.
Ever since Prince's started serving up the first-ever hot chicken, Nashville has had the claim on hot chicken, and it's just not the same anywhere else.
2. But the best biscuits are made at home.
Tennesseans make the best biscuits, and the homemade recipes are always the best.
1. Be a friendly person everywhere you go.
Tennessee ins't known as the most neighborly state for nothing.
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