You Tell Us: Why Is Arizona So (Fill In the Blank)?
January 5, 2015 at 12:05 am
Loyal readers of Arizona Highways know there are many stereotypes about Arizona that just aren't true. Apparently, many of Google's users adhere to those same stereotypes.
As Phoenix radio station KTAR reported last week, something interesting happens if you visit Google.com and type "why is Arizona so" in the search box. The top four "auto-complete" results that pop up are queries about why the Grand Canyon State is so hot, dry, racist and boring.
Hot? Parts of the state, sure, at certain times of the year.
Dry? See above. And the entire Southwest is in the midst of a long drought, so it's not just Arizona.
Racist? A few bad apples have given us that unfortunate reputation.
If a state with the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Saguaro National Park, the White Mountains, Gila monsters and Bisbee is boring, we'd like to know what these Google users consider an exciting state.
More than that, though, we'd like to hear from you. What word or phrase would you use to complete the question "Why is Arizona so ... ?" Let us know in the comments!
(Photo: The quirky old mining town of Bisbee, one of boring old Arizona's highlights. | John Forrey)