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I'm from Wisconsin. Here are 11 things you should never say to someone from the Midwest.

INSIDER Logo By Talia Lakritz of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 12: 
  People from the Midwest are sick
  of hearing people call it "flyover
  country."
  
  Don't ask Midwesterners if they live on a farm, own a cow, or
  use a rooster as an alarm clock.
  
  If you think the Midwest is boring, you're doing it wrong.
  
  
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  When I tell people that I'm from Wisconsin, it always gets a
  reaction.

  Whether I'm going about my business in New York
  City (my home for the last three years) or 
  traveling abroad, anyone who's not from the Midwest usually
  has lots of questions about where I grew up. Lots of the same
  questions.

  Oftentimes, their inquiries show just how underrated and
  underappreciated the Midwest is.

  Here are 11 things that Midwesterners like myself are tired of
  hearing.

  • People from the Midwest are sick of hearing people call it "flyover country."
  • Don't ask Midwesterners if they live on a farm, own a cow, or use a rooster as an alarm clock.
  • If you think the Midwest is boring, you're doing it wrong.

When I tell people that I'm from Wisconsin, it always gets a reaction.

Whether I'm going about my business in New York City (my home for the last three years) or traveling abroad, anyone who's not from the Midwest usually has lots of questions about where I grew up. Lots of the same questions.

Oftentimes, their inquiries show just how underrated and underappreciated the Midwest is.

Click through the slideshow above for 11 things that Midwesterners like myself are tired of hearing.

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