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It may be just an average state, but sure as hell is better than those inbred Southern states, especially its neighbor Kentucky. Sure, the people can be ignorant, antiquated and shortsighted, but not as much as the South. Sure, the weather changes often, but not as badly as in Alaska. Okay, so it's a little quaint, but Michiganders to the north come to Indiana to buy cheaper cigarettes, Power Ball lottery tickets and fireworks that are illegal in Michigan. There's no beaches, but at least it has Lake Michigan, which is more than I can say for Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska or Oklahoma. There are no mountains whatsoever but at least it has some scenic hills in Brown County, south of Indianapolis. Sure it has a lot of corn, but its the corn that makes Indiana a major ethanol producer and will bring in billions of $$ when the Middle east refuses to sell us oil in the future. Most importantly, it’s not Kentucky or West Virginia, thank God!!

Indianapolis is it's capital and the 12th largest U.S. city.
Indiana is quaint with a lot of rednecks south of Bloomington, but at least it isnt Kentucky.
by krock1dk November 18, 2007
 
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The Cross-Roads of America. The state that lies between Ohio ,Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan. The state is quaint and known for the Indianapolis 500 and the residents' fervant love of basketball. Considered by many to be a nowhere hole in the wall for rednecks etc., but oh well. And is also the namesake for one of the coolest film heroes of all time, Indiana Jones. Admit it, that sounds alot better than Kentucky Slim, New York Paul or California Fag.
I flew over Indiana on my way to Denver.
by Tbone July 03, 2003
 
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basketball country
Hoosiers
by Alex July 02, 2003
 
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Considered the "Cross Roads of America." It is known for basketball, corn, and racing, but is now known for football, running, and other sports as well. People from Indiana are called "Hoosiers" (see definition) and are percieved as sleepy red-necks (not always accurate). It is a very agriculturally rich part of the United States.
I am from the wonderful state of Indiana.
by Michael Johnson February 06, 2004
 
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Place where I live. Is famous for corn, racing, and michael jackson. Unfortunatly. People often think there is nothing here but corn, but they are deeply mistaken. We are often referred to as red necks but the red necks are in kentucky not Indiana.
i live in indianapolis
by meg March 06, 2005
 
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Commonly known for: corn, basketball, Michael Jackson, James Dean, long drives, insane weather, racing and some rednecks. There is a lot more in Indiana. Good original music and some of the nicest people you will ever meet live here. It's often considered a boring state but if you really just want to have a relaxed weekend, go kick it back with the Hoosiers.
Indiana, America's gut.
by Frizzle Fry May 07, 2008
 
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A midwestern state that has as many nice areas as cornfields and steel mills, and ghettos. There are many definitions on here that mention the rednecks, well I'm from the region(northwest) and there are all kinds of people here only a small percentage of rednecks. I guess that the rest of the state is different. The Indiana Dunes are beautiful and we are close enough to Chicago to commute for work or fun. It isn't the most beautiful state but it's not all bad.
You can have fun in Indiana
by Anule October 10, 2006
 
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A midwest state whose southern border with kentucky is the nothermost boundry of the inbreeding and illiteracey region of the U.S
Thank God we are in Indiana, those horses in Kentucky looked so nervous all the time.
by R. May April 03, 2006