I was camping this past weekend and I had no idea that this Pokemon Go was a thing or that everyone and their uncles were playing it. I guess it sounds like fun, but I don’t think it’s something that the local news should devote the first ten minutes of the newscast for. Anyway, in one of the multitude of articles about this game, I came across this quote.
“The Westboro Baptist Church is fighting back, using one of the most commonly known Pokémon: Jigglypuff. …
I see these types of articles posted on my Facebook feed from time to time. They come from Movoto.com, which is a real estate website. The purpose, I guess, is to use articles like this to convince someone why it would be good to move to a particular place or even as a help to newcomers so they fit in.
The problem is, these articles are not always accurate. South Dakota is a big state. Unlike other states, many people do not live in close approximation to the bigger cities of Sioux Falls and Rapid City.
In the interest of helping people avoid being embarrassed when they come to visit or live here, I present the non-Google, person who actually lives here POV: 22 Words That Don’t Mean to South Dakotans What The Author of This Article Found on Google in response to this article.