There are several clues that would indicate that Hawaii is one of fifty states among the United States of America and not, as some assume, its own country.
For one, you don’t need a passport to enter. Second, there’s the front page of the Aug. 21, 1959 New York Times
, which includes a story detailing the declaration of Hawaii’s statehood.
Still, some erroneously assume that it is a country.
The most recent culprit is The Huffington Post
, which made the faux pas in this recent story
. No reporter likes to have a correction attached to his or her story. Especially not this one:
“A previous version of this article referred incorrectly to Hawaii as an independent country.”
Nope. As one commenter put it, “An independent country? LOL.”
needn’t suffer in solitude. An infographic from WineInvestment.com
features the signature drinks from countries around the world, including the U.S. and, yes, Hawaii.
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Take heed, content marketers and bloggers: Check your facts.