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    10 Signs You Grew Up In Alaska

    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.

    1. You can correctly pronounce Valdez, Knik, Juneau, and Kotzebue.

    2. You get irrationally angry when people ask you if Alaska is an island or part of Mexico, Canada, or Russia.

    3. You've had to explain repeatedly that you're an American citizen.

    4. You sideeye people who use the term 'continuous states'.

    5. You're sick and tired of being asked about Sarah Palin and her accent.

    6. Driving over permafrost grooves and potholes is strangely comforting.

    7. You get overly excited whenever you hear that the Lights are out.

    8. National brand commercials fill you with sadness.

    9. All you ever wanted to do was get the hell out of Alaska.

    10. But in the end, there's no place you'd rather call home.