11 Things Okies Want Travelers To Know

Oklahoma is an amazing place to visit and live. It also has been one of the most popular states for Travel Nursing assignments. Here’s a list of things that Okies want you to know before traveling to Oklahoma.

  1. Okies call Oklahoma City “The City”.

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2. Tulsa is called “T-Town”tulsa-makeup-school

3. Soft drinks are referred to as “coke”. Okie’s will tell you to head to Pops 66 Soda Ranch to try many different flavors of “coke”.

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4. Get your gas at QuikTrip. It’s the cleanest and the cheapest.

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5. “Fixin’ to” means “going to”.

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6. Don’t buy your beer at the grocery store. Beer that’s over 3.2% alcohol volume is only allowed to be sold at the liquor store. Grocery store beer has an alcohol level that is modified specifically for Oklahoma laws.

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7. Buy beer before Super Bowl Sunday as Oklahoma alcohol laws state that liquor stores have to close on Sundays.14743-superbowl_news

8. If you thought you saw a buffalo, it is actually a Bison. Fun fact: the only true buffalo are the Asian water buffalo and the African buffalo.

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9. You may come across “calf fries” or “rocky mountain oysters”–not sure what they are? They are deep fried bull testicles. You’re welcome.

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10. Oklahoma barbecue is the best barbecue in America.

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11. Chicken fried steak is steak fried the same way you would fry chicken.

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