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25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

“Why do you have 5 boxes of moon pies in your pantry?”

Kris Norton

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1. “Do I Know You?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Reaction Gifs

Nope. An Alabamian who is waving or saying hello is just doing so because they’re nice people and that’s what nice people do. Something you know nothing about, apparently!

2. “So Is Football A Big Deal Here?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Kentucky Sports Radio

Uhhhhh, yeah. Just a little.

3. “What’s With Your Obsession With Tide?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Washington Post

That’s Crimson Tide to you, mister. Just roll with it.

4. “Isn’t Mardi Gras A New Orleans Thing?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Alabama Travel Facebook

Nope. It’s a Mobile, Alabama thing that New Orleans stole. Alabama has the first Mardi Gras and it’s still running strong.

5. “Why Is This Barbecue Sauce White?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Thrillist

This is a Northern Alabama thing. Big Bob Gibson’s barbecue sauce is famously white and it’s just as finger-licking good (if not more) than the red stuff.

6. “What’s The Difference Between Tea And Sweet Tea?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: The Simplifiers

Other than the fact that regular tea is barely even drinkable, sweet tea isn’t iced tea with sugar packets added later. The sugar is dissolved during the brewing process.

7. “What’s A Mullet Toss?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Gannett

It’s when a bunch of Alabamians and Floridians get together and toss mullets. Of course, a mullet in this case is a fish, not the Billy Ray Cyrus hairdo.

8. “Do You Have To Have Grits With Every Meal?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Flickr user amanderson

Clearly you’re asking because you have realized that grits are the perfect food, but sadly, no, Alabamians don’t have it with every meal.

9. “What’s Up With All The Moon Pies In Your Pantry?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Business Insider

Most likely, they’re leftovers from Mardi Gras. Stuffing your face with them is fun, but there definitely comes a time, even for Alabamians, when you’ve had your fill.

10. “Is Sweet Home Alabama The State Song?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Signs By Andrea

No. You’ll see it on a lot of signage and there are definitely a fair share of people who never tire of hearing it come on the jukebox. But it’s up to you just how much you want to turn it up.

11. “What Does War Eagle Mean?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: AL.com

Auburn University is the Tigers. “War Eagle” is the battle cry, not the mascot. Don’t overthink it.

12. “What’s With All The Hounds Tooth?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Grid Iron Belles

That’s the mark of a fashionable and loyal Alabama fan. And yes, it’s everywhere.

13. “Do You Love Forrest Gump?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Future Gamez

Of course. Doesn’t everyone love Forrest Gump?

14. “What’s The Difference Between Country And Genteel?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Giphy

Country is a way of life when you live in the … well, country. Genteel is a polished and refined charm that Alabamians have nailed.

15. “Is That Statue Mooning Me?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Pinterest

The Vulcan statue in Birmingham likes to show off his tush. Nothing personal.

16. “Wait, Did I Just See A Rocket?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Alabama Travel Facebook

If you’re in Huntsville, then yep! Absolutely. It is called Rocket City, after all.

17. “Whoa, Space Camp Is REAL?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Space Camp USA Facebook

It sure is and it’s right here in Huntsville. Kinda makes your summers at Lake Wackawacka seem pretty silly now, doesn’t it?

18. “Wait, So Is It Pronounced Mo-buhl? Mo-byle?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: AARoads

Mo-BEEL. Please.

19. “Do You Have To Deal With Tornadoes?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Mod Mobilian

Yep. The storms in general in Alabama can get pretty wild.

20. “Do You Put Ranch On Everything?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Saturday Night Live

Well, not everything. There are probably a few things that it can’t make taste good. Like batteries.

21. “Why Are These Peaches So Good?!”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: waymarking.com

Because they’re from Clanton, which produces the best peaches in the entire world.

22. “Can I Order A Soda?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Lost States Blogspot

You’re in the Deep South. It’s all Coke down here.

23. “Why Don’t You Have An Accent?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Funny Junk

Sorry to disappoint you. Most people are shocked to discover that when Alabamians do speak, not everyone has the accent they’re expecting.

24. “Why Is It So Hot?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Twitter

Because you’re in the Deep South, that’s why. And don’t even get started about the humidity.

25. “Since When Does Alabama Have Beaches?”

25 Questions People Always Ask When You’re From Alabama

Source: Alabama Travel Facebook

Since as long as there has been an Alabama.

What’s the question everyone asks you just because you’re from Alabama? Tell us in the comments below!

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posted on: April 17, 2015
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2 Comments

  1. Victoria

    I have had people beg me to talk with a super thick accent (which I can do, I just choose not to), and ask me if I know anyone who has married their cousin (and that answer is, I dont know them PERSONALLY, but yes).

  2. Mark Watson

    I thought #11 is what people ask you if you’re from Georgia.

 

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