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Posted on Aug 27, 2016

Hey, Have You Ever Heard Of Blueberry Pie Or Nah?

Wait, hear me out on this one...

Pie is a beloved baked good and dessert staple in these United States.

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We even use the phrase "American as apple pie."

But that's where the buck stops: apple pie. Turns out, there are entire parts of this country where people have never heard* of blueberry pie.

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*At least, I think this is true based on a casual pie-related conversation I had with a group of coworkers, where three different people from different states revealed that they had never heard of blueberry pie before.

The first person to point this out was a coworker from Houston, Texas, and I confirmed this in a follow-up.

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Just when I thought this may have been a fluke since my North Carolinian coworker had heard of it but, there was a breakthrough:

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My coworker from Kentucky was still stumped...

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And then someone from Illinois chimed in! This went beyond the South!

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If you've grown up with blueberry pie, I know what you're thinking: Even if someone *hasn't heard of blueberry pie* surely they understand the concept of a pie being filled with blueberries, right?

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Look, I'm not here to judge or force people to conjure mental images for me. As a Jersey girl who went to college in Boston and now lives in New York with her Seattle-born husband, I too have a hard time grasping the concept.

But this isn't about me. It's about blueberry pie. And my small case study shows that people have no idea what I'm talking about when I mention blueberry pie.

  1. So, tell me: have you ever heard of blueberry pie?

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So, tell me: have you ever heard of blueberry pie?
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    Yes, and I'm not from the South.
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    No, and I'm not from the South.
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    Yes, and I'm from the South.
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    No, and I'm from the South.
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    I have a different and truly fascinating answer that I'll tell you about in the comments