This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on Jul 26, 201310 Signs You Grew Up In AlaskaThe 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.by aliccoloCommunity ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. 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. 2. You get irrationally angry when people ask you if Alaska is an island or part of Mexico, Canada, or Russia. Via akhistorycourse.org Have they simply never looked at a map before? 3. You've had to explain repeatedly that you're an American citizen. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via aboutaseven.tumblr.com 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. 4. You sideeye people who use the term 'continuous states'. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via vengefulbarista.tumblr.com The word is contiguous. Or you could act like a local and just call it the Lower 48. 5. You're sick and tired of being asked about Sarah Palin and her accent. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Get with it, the rest of America. She's so five years ago. 6. Driving over permafrost grooves and potholes is strangely comforting. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Or it would be, if you weren't busy screaming at the tourist in the RV going down New Seward at 25 MPH. 7. You get overly excited whenever you hear that the Lights are out. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via alinotka.tumblr.com But they never mean those Lights. Ever. 8. National brand commercials fill you with sadness. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via jamesfrancos.tumblr.com Seriously why is everything so far away? We didn't even have Olive Garden until 2011. 9. All you ever wanted to do was get the hell out of Alaska. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NYC, L.A., Detroit, you weren't picky. You just wanted out. 10. But in the end, there's no place you'd rather call home. Via althistory.wikia.com It's not the size of the city that matters, it's the size of the mountains in the background.