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The Only U.S. State ...

Given the statement, name the U.S. state which fits with the clue.
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Last updated: September 19, 2017
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The only U.S. state that ...
State
starts with the letter P
Pennsylvania
has over 35 million people
California
allows prostitution
Nevada
is the birthplace of 8 Presidents
Virginia
has parishes instead of counties
Louisiana
borders four Great Lakes
Michigan
borders only one other state
Maine
has a capital with a city proper
population over 1 million
Arizona
was named after a president
Washington
starts with two vowels
Iowa
was formerly owned by Russia
Alaska
The only U.S. state that ...
State
ends in K
New York
has a totally irregular demonym
Indiana
has water which can flow into the Atlantic,
Pacific or Hudson Bay
Montana
has been controlled by six different countries
Texas
grows coffee
Hawaii
didn't vote for Reagan in 1984
Minnesota
is more than 40% Hispanic
New Mexico
seceded from another state
West Virginia
has a double-sided flag
Oregon
has the sunflower as its state flower
Kansas
has a unicameral legislature
Nebraska
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level 75
Sep 19, 2017
Was certain that the irregular demonym was Tennessee (Volunteer). I have never heard of a Tennessean in my life, but it does appear to be the official demonym.
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level 52
Sep 20, 2017
That's the football team.
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level 57
Jan 31, 2018
But you could also argue that a "Hoosier" is the football team too...Most from Tennessee would call themselves a "Volunteer" before calling themselves a "Tennessean", though they TECHNICALLY mean the same thing...I call myself a Texan, though I have no allegiance to the Houston Texans. How Bout Them Cowboys!
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level 52
Jan 31, 2018
That's because Texan also happens to be the demonym of the state, which is what the Houston Texans are named for. But Volunteer has never been the state's official demonym in any capacity any more than Bulldog has been that of Georgia or Tiger that of Auburn University.
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level 32
Jan 31, 2018
Tennessean here. I've never heard anyone self describe as a volunteer.
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level 60
Jan 31, 2018
There's a major Nashville newspaper called the Tennessean.
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level 59
Jan 31, 2018
Also, aren't people from Ohio called buckeyes?
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level 65
Feb 1, 2018
We absolutely are, and most Ohioans I know would call themselves a Buckeye before an Ohioan.
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level 33
Feb 1, 2018
I'm from Tennessee. We call ourselves Tennesseans. Volunteers are people who went the University of Tennessee. You wouldn't call a Vanderbilt grad a volunteer. We don't call ourselves Volunteers otherwise.
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level 77
Sep 19, 2017
Despite the GPO's recommendation, there are a number of demonyms for people from Connecticut: Connecticuter, Connecticotian, Connecticutensian, Nutmeg, and Nutmegger. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_demonyms_for_U.S._states_and_territories) Having lived there many years, I'm pretty sure that "Nutmegger" is the most commonly used one--and that's totally irregular.
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level 46
Jan 31, 2018
Also from Connecticut and I agree... no nickname is really used, and the most common one I've heard is probably Connectic*nt
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level 71
Sep 20, 2017
I guess you mean "Has water which can flow into the Atlantic, Pacific, OR Hudson Bay". Otherwise it must be pretty amazing water.
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level 37
Jan 28, 2018
That's right...but the water could technically cycle back.
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level 74
Jan 31, 2018
It would eventually over a long enough time. I forget who said it originally but I think I heard from Richard Dawkins that in every glass of water you drink chances are very high that at least one molecule in the glass has passed through the bladder of Oliver Cromwell.
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level 59
Jan 31, 2018
But it is also true that a water molecule on a current from Antarctica to the Equator can take 30,000 years, so some of the water is gonna be there for a while
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level 80
Sep 20, 2017
It seems as though the GPO has a pretty arbitrary method of deciding the official demonym for a state. The answer in this quiz was not considered official until last year, despite the fact that it was certainly the preferred name for quite some time beforehand. I would wager, too, that if you took a poll of "Oklahomans", they would much rather be called Sooners or Okies.
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level 75
Sep 20, 2017
Even though it's been several years since I've lived there, I guarantee you your assumption about Oklahomans incorrect. The major newspaper is called "The Oklahoman". Ask anyone who has any affinity for the school in Stillwater and they'd rather be called a dbag than a Sooner. And I seriously doubt that more people would rather be called a term with as negative of a national connotation as "Okie". When Merle wrote the song it was totally a middle finger to the rest of the world.
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level 80
Sep 20, 2017
Fair enough. It was a wager, not a guarantee. My main point was that it took them until 2016 to change the one that appears in the quiz.
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level 56
Jan 31, 2018
I think it depends on which part of the state you are from. I would agree that the eastern part of Oklahoma would rather be called Okies. But I do agree, Sooners is not for everyone.
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level 70
Sep 20, 2017
Massachusetts Demonyn is Bay Stater officially, but they also list Massachusite and Massachusettsian which are both mouthfuls and I've never heard them used. Most people just call us Massholes.
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level 73
Sep 20, 2017
Massholes is probably my favorite demonym.
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level 69
Sep 21, 2017
Ya'all are conflating nicknames and demonyms.
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level 70
Sep 26, 2017
If you're going to correct someone, y'all better make sure your post doesn't contain any misspellings.
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level 69
Jan 31, 2018
Misspelled slang! You're right, that's a pretty intellectually indefensible mistake. I sure do feel humbled by your pointing out that totally germane and on-topic point.
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level 44
Sep 21, 2017
22/22 with 4:45 remaining, and I'm only 3.
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level 54
Jan 31, 2018
27/22 with 6:32 remaining and I'm still in the womb
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level 21
Jan 13, 2018
Didn't Maine secede from Mass as well?
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level 70
Jan 31, 2018
The Massachusetts legislature voted to separate Maine from Massachusetts, so they didn't secede. Do you know what award Robert E. Lee was given in high school? Most likely to secede.
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level 44
Jan 31, 2018
According to Wikipedia, Kentucky and Maine have also seceded from other states.Virginia and Massachusetts respectively.
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level 66
Jan 31, 2018
It's a little different. Maine and Kentucky didn't really secede; the respective governments of Massachusetts and Virginia simply voted to split their states. It's like the difference between moving out with proper notice to your landlord, settling up all rent and security deposits, signing over utilities, cleaning before you go, etc., and just ghosting in the middle of your lease.
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level 54
Jan 31, 2018
Didn't Maine secede from Massachusetts too?
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level 42
Jan 31, 2018
Can't believe I didn't get Washington!
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level 68
Jan 31, 2018
That's what George III said.
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level 59
Jan 31, 2018
Today I learned what a demonym is.
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level 59
Jan 31, 2018
So what DO you call people from Indiana then? I'm dying to know!
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level 66
Jan 31, 2018
Hoosiers
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level 63
Jan 31, 2018
I'm from Indiana, and I prefer Indianan, but the actual honest-to-goodness official demonym used on paperwork and everything is not that, instead it's Hoosier.
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level 53
Jan 31, 2018
Wow, 9% for Oregon, huh? Looks like Quizmaster needs to really put it out there whenever he writes articles about state flags... :)
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level 8
Jan 31, 2018
Some answers I did put and they were correct, even if I did capitalize them, like Washington, but it said they were wrong.
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level 60
Jan 31, 2018
I've never noticed Oregon's flag has a beaver on the reverse, but that's pretty awesome. I kept thinking it was California or some other state that has written text on it, since the text would have to be written the opposite way on the reverse or it would be backward.
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level 34
Jan 31, 2018
Lol Oregon is trans!
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level 60
Jan 31, 2018
1:50, really enjoyed this quiz. I like these sort of "only ___ that..." quizzes. Good way to learn some new things.
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level 44
Feb 1, 2018
Got the Reagan question by chatting on minecraft (someone asked "when was the last time a president won by 70% or more of the vote? Reagan, right? Nope, but he did win every state except Minnesota. It was Monroe back in the 1800s"
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level 28
Feb 2, 2018
I got 100% and not American! :D
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level 58
Feb 11, 2018
I'm feeling really dumb for not knowing that Oregon has a two sided flag. I've lived in Oregon all my life...
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