The number-crunching website Five Thirty-Eight put together a map showing the Thanksgiving side dishes preferred by various parts of the United States.
The bellwether Thanksgiving side dishes were represented until it came to the Left Coast.
— FiveThirtyEight (@FiveThirtyEight) November 18, 2018
Of all the possible side dishes and delicacies on Turkey Day, salad?
I was born in California and I love California, my mom went to the University of Oregon, and my parents now live in Nevada; we are of the West. But I am ashamed, and I rebuke every single one of you who answered "salad." https://t.co/UpJP9HwXSZ
— Jeff Chu (@jeffchu) November 18, 2018
Keyboard smashing at salad lmfao https://t.co/EqP2OssuKP
— evil snail (@Cocoa_Picasso) November 18, 2018
I'm a lifelong Californian who has never had salad on Thanksgiving. This is an odious lie. https://t.co/g8rJFwK0D2
— M.G. (@MarcasG) November 18, 2018
If you bring salad to my Thanksgiving you will eat it outside by yourself. https://t.co/AazlyRlPX8
— ana marie cox (@anamariecox) November 18, 2018
Ideally, Thanksgiving should have all of the above…except salad. https://t.co/felWxYFWT8
— Lindsay Beyerstein (@beyerstein) November 18, 2018
This is misleading. It's a very special, big salad in a fancy bowl. Leave us alone. https://t.co/zZ4AJHdFLB
— JenÃ©e (@jdesmondharris) November 18, 2018
I honestly feel bad for all the people that look forward to Salad on Thanksgiving. https://t.co/xu6GCg9yg4
— Somnia (@somnia_3) November 18, 2018
why bring a salad to thanksgiving when can just step up and directly tell your family that you hate them https://t.co/iztO14g4Ig
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) November 18, 2018
To be fair, there were only 931 responses to this and it was conducted a few years ago, so perhaps this is not representative.
But, still, salad?