1. Isn’t Alabama All Backwoods?
Source: Rick McCoy FacebookKind of. Once you get past all the pristine beaches and the cities and buildings, museums, science centers, art galleries, and towns…Yeah, there are some woods around.
2. But Aren’t The Beaches All Oil?
Source: Alabama Gulf Coast FacebookYes, there’s oil everywhere. In fact, you probably shouldn’t come here. You would hate it.
3. So, I Guess You Really Like Football?
Source: topbet.eu“Like?” One does not simply “like” football in Alabama. Football is a way of life for Alabamians. And when you hear “Roll Tide” it has nothing to do with laundry.
4. Why Alabama Doesn’t Have A Pro Football Team
Source: Business InsiderAlabama is so busy cheering Roll Tide or War Eagle, there’s no time for that silly NFL stuff.
5. What’s With All The Houndstooth?
Source: YouTubeIf you have to ask, you wouldn’t possibly understand. But it’s classy as heck, isn’t it?
6. Is Sweet Home Alabama The State Song?
Source: Quick MemeNope. A lot of people love it. A lot of people don’t. And there’s nothing official about it. But there’s always someone around excited to turn it up.
7. What’s Muscle Shoals And Why Do They Have The Swampers?
Source: walkerwords.wordpress.comThe Swampers are the heart of Alabama music and The Shoals is where some of the greatest music ever made gets made.
8. Isn’t Alabama Super Religious?
Source: imgurWell, yeah. A lot of it is. But don’t worry. The devil is too busy dealing with Northerners to worry about you.
9. Alabama Must Be Filled With So Many Uneducated Hillbillies
Source: The USA TravelUmmm, does the acronym NASA mean anything to you? Alabama has more science in its pinky finger than most other states could only hope for. Does your state have a Rocket City? Did it help send Neil Armstrong to the moon?
10. Wait A Minute, Space Camp Is REAL?
Source: Space Camp FacebookYep, Space Camp is real and it’s right here in Huntsville. But it’s not like every kid grows up in zero gravity environments. It costs a pretty penny to go. But those who get to are living the dream.
11. Alabamians Aren’t Country, They’re Genteel
Source: TumblrAll those Southern charms – the good manners, respectable nature, sometimes backhanded politeness, and old fashioned traditions, that’s what makes Alabamians what they refer to as “genteel.” Not country.
12. Pork Is Actually An Anagram For Conecuh
Source: Plan To PlateIf an Alabamian has cooked you up some sausage, you can bet good money that it’s Conecuh sausage.
13. Texas Doesn’t Have The Best Barbecue
Source: Hello GigglesWhoever told you such a ridiculous lie is no friend at all. Everyone knows that Alabama’s barbecue is where it’s at. And Archibald’s where you go to experience the real stuff with the locals, not the silly tourist stuff.
14. Are Those Biscuits Made From Real Cat Heads?
Source: beechwoodinn.wsThe Cat Head Biscuits? Yes, that’s really what they’re called. But fret not, no felines are harmed in the making of these doughy delights. The consensus seems to agree they’re called Cat Head Biscuits because they’re the approximate size of a cat’s head.
15. Biscuits Are Not Complete Without Sausage Gravy
Source: grubamericana.wordpress.comThe only proper kind of gravy to enjoy with those Cat Head Biscuits here in Alabama is sausage gravy. Don’t let anyone serve you anything different. And seriously, it tastes better than it looks.
16. Bless Your Heart Isn’t So Much A Blessing
Source: Meme GeneratorChances are, you just got called an idiot without even realizing it.
17. Ha-Ha-Ha, Alabamians Can’t Drive In Snow – Good One!
Source: PinterestWait, no it’s not. It’s a tired old joke. Alabamians don’t need to apologize for not being masters of the snow. No one expects someone from Canada to know how to surf. Get over it.
18. No, Mardi Gras Started In Alabama, Not New Orleans
Source: Alabama Gulf Coast FacebookOkay, the Mardi Gras thing can’t be ignored so it makes its way on the list. Especially because it’s a little crazy that so many people still don’t realize that Mardi Gras first began and still thrives in Mobile.
19. What’s A Moon Pie?
Source: Gallery HipIt’s a chocolate covered marshmallow pie that are thrown off Mardi Gras floats along with beads and subsequently hoarded. A lot of people make a big deal out of them, but they’re not such a big deal outside of Mardi Gras.
20. You Talk On A Mo-Bull Phone, You Visit Mardi Gras In Mo-Beel
Source: TumblrIf you do go to the real Mardi Gras, know how to pronounce the city properly for the love of Moon Pies.