Living in Alaska means learning the language. You have to know the difference between seemingly similar holidays, things and places.
We may not know Alaska’s GDP, but we certainly know all about PFDs – the check eligible Alaskans receive each October as well as a personal flotation device, important any time we’re on the water. The Slope is not a ski run in Girdwood but refers to a place where much of the state’s economy is focused. Don’t confuse Alaska Day in October with Seward’s Day in March. And, don’t use the term snowmobile here. In Alaska, it’s a snowmachine.
– Ashleigh Ebert, The Alaska 100