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14 Things Every Self-Respecting Floridian Can Tell You

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1. There is no wrong time to wear flip-flops.

Running errands footwear:


Chillin' footwear:


Dressy footwear:


2. And those tan lines are rite of passage.


3. Florida stray cats look different than the rest of the world.

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4. No matter how hard you try to shake it off, sand is everywhere.

5. Sometimes Florida gets REALLY cold.

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6. Hurricane coverage makes meteorologists famous.

7. Anything taller than 10 feet (including sand dunes) is considered a mountain.

8. Orlando isn’t where you vacation, it’s where you work as a tour guide when your friends and family are on vacation.

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9. South Florida is basically its own state.


10. Crazy reports about Florida are as common as lizards (and unicorns in tutus).

11. Not all the cool kids are young.


12. You always carry a beach towel and bathing suit in your car, just in case.

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13. The air is equal parts oxygen and humidity, which means there is only one kind of hair day.

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14. Decorating your house for Christmas has a different meaning.

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