Some words and phrases are universal, and others you’ll only understand if you’re from Vermont. The following are common things Vermonters say that let you know you’re at home in the Green Mountain State.  So grab your flannel, make yourself a bowl of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream (topped with maple syrup), get cozy in your barn, and listen to the cows moo in the pasture while you read these things people from Vermont say and see how many of these words you can relate to.  Let’s have a little fun, shall we?

Share this with your friends and see who is a Vermonter and who is a Flatlander disguised in tie-dye. Do you agree with these Vermont stereotypes? Tell us what we missed! What other weird phrases or things people from Vermont say come to mind? Let us know below in the comments section.

Disclaimer: Most images of Bull Pouts that are legally licensed for resuse were a bit graphic, so we opted for a picture of someone having fun ice fishing in Vermont. Jeezum Crow! It appears that including a perch was WAY more offensive. Please accept our apologies – it won’t happen again.

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What are the best things about living in Vermont?

We cannot even count all the great things on one hand. But a few that come to mind are: access to pristine and natural areas and parks, organic and healthy food, environmentally and socially aware residents, friendly locals, and a relaxed and casual way of life. Vermont is a delightful place to reside if you don’t mind living in a small city or little town, which for us, is one of the best reasons to live in Vermont – no large cities. If you love nature and want to live a healthy life, Vermont is one of the best places to live in the U.S., period.

What stereotypes are there about Vermont?

That we all are farmers and haven’t ever been to a ‘real’ city, are things you might hear being a Vermonter from out-of-staters. People sometimes think that because Vermont is so small that that must mean we are ‘behind the times’ or something like that. But in fact, Vermont is a very progressive state with much to offer. Which stereotypes have you heard being a Vermonter?

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