Washington November 19, 2017
10 Foolproof Ways To Spot An Imposter In Washington
We can’t blame people for claiming they were born and raised in Washington, even if they weren’t. It’s pretty amazing here. But there are some telltale signs that you might be being misled. These are a few of them.
1. They have a hard time pronouncing Puyallup, Steilacoom, Spokane, Yakima...
There are a few places even true Washingtonians struggle with. Puyallup is not one of them.
2. They have a telltale accent.
We might have a Pacific Northwest dialect, but no true Washingtonian has a Southern drawl or a Midwest accent.
3. They think Starbucks has the best coffee on Earth.
It's not that true Washingtonians don't like Starbucks -- plenty of us do. We just tend to have a favorite corner coffee shop or cozy cafe that we like better.
4. They start talking politics with someone they don't know.
People assume that all of Eastern Washington is conservative, while Western Washingtonians tend to be liberal. But the fact is, you'll find various opinions in all parts of the state, and it's best never to make those assumptions.
5. They go to one of our beautiful beaches and are shocked to discover it's cold and rainy.
California we are not.
6. They are shocked when they go to Seattle and realize it doesn't always rain.
That's just something we exaggerate to keep people away.
7. But when it does rain, you'll never catch them without one of these.
8. They keep confusing the University of Washington and Washington State University.
The "WSU Huskies?" Get out.
9. You mention Vancouver and they instantly assume you mean Canada.
A true Washingtonian will at least ask you to clarify.
10. They claim to love beer and wine, but they're not picky about where it comes from, and they don't know anything about our local beer and wine scene.
Washingtonians who imbibe tend to be snobby about their libations... because ours are the best.
Don’t worry… spend enough time in the Evergreen State and you’ll blend right in. In fact, if you want to live here, you may want to start
embracing a few stereotypes.