10 Things People From Washington Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners
Have you ever found yourself in a scenario where you have to explain a habit, trend, or general way of life to an out-of-towner? It seems as though the things that strike us as normal can inspire some questions from non-Washingtonians. To be fair, if you didn’t live in our beautiful corner of the Pacific Northwest, you too might find our way of life to be equal parts strange and fascinating. Truth be told, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Without further ado, here are some stereotypes about Washington that always seem to require some explanation.
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Do you identify with any of the above stereotypes about Washington? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience!
One wonderful thing about Washingtonians: We can always laugh at ourselves. Here’s a list of jokes about Washington that are actually funny.
What are some interesting things about Washington?
Considering that it’s such a diverse state, there are endless fascinating things about Washington. Many of them have to do with the natural landscape. To start with, there are no less than 10 volcanoes that exist in Washington. Some scientists believe that these volcanoes, which include Mount Rainier and Mount Hood, are among the most dangerous in the U.S. Speaking of Mount Rainier, at 14,410, it’s the tallest peak in the state. Many are fascinated to learn that depending on the tide, the San Juan Islands can feature as many as 450 individual islands.
What are Washingtonians known for?
Washingtonians have many different interests spanning from coffee drinks to gourmet dining and local restaurants. Yet one of the things that seems to unite all Washingtonians is a love of the great outdoors. This isn’t too surprising, considering that Washington boasts some of the most diverse landscapes in the world. From rainforests to alpine peaks and even the shrub-steppe desert,
What is the most popular Washington stereotype?
One of the most popular stereotypes about Washington is a love of coffee. Given the fact that Starbucks was established in Seattle in 1971, many people believe everyone in Washington is a bit of a coffee snob. This might be true to an extent, but only because we’ve been spoiled with some of the best coffee in the world. You’ll find that a majority of Washingtonians have a custom drink order at their local coffee house, which probably isn’t even a Starbucks.