Living in Montana, we are some of the luckiest people on the planet. It's truly one of the most beautiful places on earth, but we work hard to live here, too. It's not the cheapest place to live, but the positives always outweigh the negatives. One thing is for sure, people who don't live in Montana or haven't ever visited sure have a funny understanding of how we live our lives.

Thanks to some help from onlyinyourstate.com, here are 10 foolproof ways to make someone from Montana cringe.

  • 1

    Don't Assume We Are All Cowboys

    Yes, horses are amazing animals but we do have cars and paved roads.

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  • 2

    Don't Drive Below the Speed Limit

    It's not difficult to drive the speed limit, and if you go under please move to the right lane.

  • 3

    Don't Have Bad Manners

    In Montana we still say please and thank you and remember to hold open doors.

    Alex
  • 4

    Don't Tell Us Montana Is Inexpensive

    We all work damn hard to live in beautiful Montana, don't insult us by telling us it's cheap here.

  • 5

    Don't Talk About Your Friends Hunting or Fishing Spot

    Giving up a friends good hunting or fishing spot could cost them hundreds of dollars in meat. Plus you won't be friends long doing something like that.

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  • 6

    Don't EVER Talk Bad About Montana

    We love it here. Don't say anything disrespectful, period.

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  • 7

    Don't Tell Us Not to Eat Meat

    While the rest of the world may think a vegan diet is an acceptable thing, in Montana... it isn't.

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  • 8

    Don't Complain About Our Weather

    Occasionally our weather gets intense, but we can handle it. If you can't, feel free to go back home.

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  • 9

    Don't Ask Where Montana Is

    If you didn't learn geography in grade school, we can't help you.

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  • 10

    Don't Tell Us You're from California

    If you tell someone from Montana you're from California they will most likely tell you to go back.

    Robert Mizerek