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10 Things People Always Ask When They Know You’re from South Dakota

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Are there a lot of cows in South Dakota? I hate that question. Being from South Dakota, we get asked a lot of stupid questions. The website OnlyInYourState has put together a list of the “10 Things People Always Ask When They Know You’re From South Dakota.”

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That’s where Mount Rushmore is ,right?



Yes, Mount Rushmore is here. But, can you name all four presidents on the sculpture?  We can – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. We have more attractions to offer than just Mt. Rushmore.


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Sean Gallup/Getty Images


Do you have electricity?



Well, that’s a dumb question. If you’re trying to be funny, we just think you’re stupid instead. We are a technologically advanced state.  We have wireless internet, cellular service and even microwaves.


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Is it like the movie Fargo?



The movie “Fargo” is about events that took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Fargo, North Dakota.  So, no, it’s not like the movie Fargo. We may say a few words with a slight North Dakota or Minnesota accent, but it’s not very noticeable. If you ask me this question one more time, I’m going to put your body in a wood chipper.


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Do you really call it pop?



It’s not a soda or a “Coke,” it’s a pop.


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Do you go cow tipping?



If you want to get your shoes full of cow crap, go ahead and go cow tipping. Here in South Dakota, we’d rather tip a cold Budweiser.


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What pro team do you root for?



Around here, you’ll find a lot of Minnesota Vikings and Twins fans and Green Bay Packer backers. The beauty of not having a pro team is you can root for whomever you want. We’re lucky to have really good NBA D-league basketball like the Sioux Falls Skyforce and USHL hockey like the Sioux Falls Stampede. Those along with the Sioux Falls Storm pack the stands every game.


South Dakota Highway sign


Where is that at again?



Did you flunk Geography in high school? You seriously don’t know where South Dakota is?  We are right under North Dakota. Duh.


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Don’t you get bored?



We have cold winters with snow. We like to ski, tube, snowmobile and make snowmen. The summers are gorgeous. We camp, hike, bike, walk, run and enjoy plenty of outdoor musical festivals. There is always something to do.


South Dakota Sunset
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Why would you live there?



Low unemployment, low crime rate, great healthcare, beautiful countryside. There’s a long list of reasons why South Dakota is a great place to live.


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Do you actually like living in South Dakota?



South Dakotans are nice. We work hard. We help our neighbors. We know our neighbors. Those who do not like living here can Google U-haul and haul out.


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