What's the first thing you think of to complete that sentence? Wild? Expansive? Badass?
Not sure of your answer? Me neither. I haven't really thought about it. But Renee DiResta has, and she conducted a little experiment.
How'd Montana come out? Well, we're not boring; a bunch of states had that come up as the first option. But we're also not cheap; apparently Montanans, New Yorkers and Californians, among others, are worried about cost of living.
Here were the top results for Montana from DiResta's experiment:
Slate notes that Google’s auto-complete answers change over time, so DiResta's results may differ from yours. But I just tried it and also got "windy." (I also got an off-color answer to the question.)
So windy it is. I'll take that, and the other three results, over Utah's or Mississippi's any day.