The Last Frontier is one unique place to call home. It’s also strangely baffling to people from Outside. For those of us who’ve moved south, here’s a reminder of what makes the Great Land so great.
You can correctly pronounce Valdez, Knik, Juneau, and Kotzebue.
And you know that Chicken, Deadhorse, King Salmon, and Buffalo Soapstone are all legit names for a community.
You get irrationally angry when people ask you if Alaska is an island or part of Mexico, Canada, or Russia.
Have they simply never looked at a map before?
You've had to explain repeatedly that you're an American citizen.
We've all had that boss who asks to see your green card. Or that one co-worker who compliments you on picking up English so quickly.
You sideeye people who use the term 'continuous states'.
The word is contiguous. Or you could act like a local and just call it the Lower 48.
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