You Know You're From ------ When....
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|Subject: Re: You Know You're From ------ When.... Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:09 pm|| |
- [size=9]You no longer associate bridges with water.
- You can say 110 degrees without fainting.
- You eat hot chilies to cool your mouth off.
- You can make instant sun tea.
- You learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.
- The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a bit chilly.
- You discover that in July it takes only two fingers to drive your car.
- You discover that you can get a sunburn through your car window.
- You know the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
- Hot water comes out of both taps.
- You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
- No one would dream of putting vinyl upholstery in a car or not having air conditioning.
- You break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m. before work.
- You realize asphalt has a liquid state.
- It's so hot the birds have to use pot holders to pull worms out of the ground.
- It's so hot that potatoes cook underground and all you have to do for lunch is to pull one out and add butter with trimmings.
- It's so hot farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard boiled eggs.
- You only know five spices: salt, pepper, Ranch dressing, BBQ sauce and ketchup.
- You design your Halloween costume to fit over Wranglers and cowboy boots.
- The mosquitoes have landing lights.
- You have more miles on your tractor than your car.
- You have 10 favorite recipes for deer meat.
- You've taken your kids trick-or-treating when it was 90 degrees outside.
- You think sexy lingerie is tube-socks and a flannel nightie with only 8 buttons.
- You can write a check at Dairy Queen for two Hunger Busters and fries.
- You attend a formal event in your best clothes, your finest jewelry and your cowboy boots.
- People grumble about Noah letting coyotes on the ark.
- The preacher says, "I'd like to ask Bubba to help take up the offering." and five guys stand up.
- A member of the church requests to be buried in his 4-wheel-drive truck because "It ain't never been in a hole it couldn't get out of."
- When it rains, everyone is smiling.
- The choir group is known as the "OK Chorale."
- The Pastor wears boots.
- Four generations of the same family sit together in worship.
- There is no such thing as a "secret" sin.
- Baptism is referred to as "branding."
- Finding and returning lost sheep isn't just a parable.
- High notes on the organ can set the dogs to howling.
- People wonder, when Jesus fed 5,000, whether the two fish were bass or catfish.
- The final words of the benediction are, "Ya'll come back now, ya hear?"
- It's a common misconception that everything is twice as big in Texas, really, everything is 1.965 times bigger, but we round up.
- It's a common misconception that the women have big hair. In fact this was outlawed in July 1977. There is a task force and they are doing their best to reach every last woman. Bear with us.
- It's a common misconception that JR Ewing still lives here. That was a TV show people! Come on! Chuck Norris, on the other hand, is a real, karate-choppin' Texas Ranger.
- It's a common misconception that we have killer bees, fire ants, gigantic roaches and mosquitoes and other awful insects, tornadoes, hurricanes, and damaging hailstorms. We tend to think of them as a few bitty bugs and a bad hair day.
- [size=9]It's a common misconception that everyone speaks with a Texas accent. Y'all just don't know what y'all are talkin' about.
"I would fight for you - I'd lie for you - walk the wire for you - ya I'd die for you..."
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|Subject: Re: You Know You're From ------ When.... Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:41 pm|| |
I'm also from New York but I'll just bold the ones that apply to me :).
You Know You're From New York When...
* You think Central Park is "nature."
* You're paying $1,200 for a studio the size of a walk-in closet and you think it's a "steal."
* You've been to New Jersey twice and got hopelessly lost both times.
* You pay more each month to park your car than most people in the U.S. pay in rent.
* You go to dinner at 9 and head out to the clubs when most Americans are heading to bed.
* You have 27 different menus next to your telephone. (Wait, I thought everybody does...)
* Going to Brooklyn is considered a "road trip". (YES!! Especially Atlantic Avenue haha)
* America west of the Hudson is still theoretical to you.
* You're suspicious of strangers who are actually nice to you.
* You take a taxi to get to your health club to exercise.
* Your idea of personal space is no one actually standing on your toes.
* $50 worth of groceries fit in one paper bag.
* Your doorman is Russian, your grocer is Korean, your deli man is Israeli, your building super is Italian, your laundry guy is Chinese, your favorite bartender is Irish, your favorite diner owner is Greek, the watch seller on your corner is Senegalese, your last cabbie was Pakistani, your newsstand guy is Indian and your favorite falafel guy is Egyptian.
* You say "the city" and expect everyone to know that it means Manhattan.
* You secretly envy cabbies for their driving skills.
* You have never been to the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building.
* You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park at 3:30 on the Friday before a long weekend, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
* Hookers and the homeless are invisible.
* The subway makes sense.
* The subway should never be called anything prissy, like the Metro.
* You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.
* You think $7.00 to cross a bridge is a fair price.
* You've considered stabbing someone just for saying "The Big Apple."
* Your door has more than three locks.
* You go to a hockey game for the fighting. In the stands. To participate.
* Your favorite movie has DeNiro in it.
* The most frequently used part of your car is the horn.
* You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.
* You call an 8' x 10' plot of patchy grass a yard. You complain about having to mow it.
* You are a skee-ball juggernaut. (Skee-ball is awesome! Yay Coney Island!)
* You consider Westchester "Upstate."
* You cried the day Mayor Ed Koch took over for Judge Wapner.
* You run when you see a flashing "Do Not Walk" sign at the intersection.
I bolded most of them haha.
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|Subject: Re: You Know You're From ------ When.... Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:09 pm|| |
This is different than the other Indiana ones well most of them, I'll bold the ones that apply to me.
You drive for three hours and the scenery outside doesn't change.
There's three feet of snow on the ground and school is still in session.
You only go to the mall once a year 'cause it takes too long to get there.
While driving all you see is corn.
People still have Christmas decorations up at Easter.
You start saying to yourself "More than corn in Indiana my butt."
Anyone with a cell phone looks out of place.
Walking through Wal-Mart with two carts full of kids is normal.
Anyone with a tan is rich.
The hip hang-out place is McDonald's.
There really is more than corn in Indiana. There?s soybeans, too.
A restaurant has an invisible wall in the non-smoking section and you believe it works.
Speeding consists of 2 miles over the speed limit.
You think you don't have to use a turn signal on your car because you don't use it on your tractor.
You build your dream house on a cornfield, and you considered it posh.
You warsh your clothes and you think George Warshington was the first president.
You're proud to be called a Hoosier, even if you don't know what one is.
You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Terre Haute"
Detassling was your first job. Bailing hay, your second.
You can stack hay, swim in the pond to clean off, and then have the strength to play a couple of games of hoops all in the same day.
You say things like "catty-wumpus" and "kitty-corner".
You own a dirtbike or a ATV.
You live in a city ... and there's a cornfield in your backyard.
High school basketball game draws a bigger crowd on the weekend nights than movie theaters.
You can see at least 2 basketball hoops from your yard.
You can name every one of Bob Knight's "exploits" over the last few years.
You shop at Marsh.
Damon Bailey was your childhood hero.
The biggest question of your youth was "IU or Purdue?"
Indianapolis is the "big city". (I live there)
"Getting caught by a train" is a legitimate excuse for being late to school.
People at your high school chewed tobacco.
Everyone knows who the town cop is, where he lives, and whether he is at home or on duty.
You actually know what the CART vs IRL debate is about and have taken a side.
To you, a raccoon is simply a "coon".
The vehicle of choice in your area is not a car, but a pickup.
Someone you know is BIG John Mellencamp fan. ( I know someone that is his cousin)
You've been to the Covered Bridge Festival.
To you, a tenderloin is not an expensive cut of beef, but a big, salty, breaded piece of pork served on a bun with pickles.
You call a green bell pepper a "mango".
Sometimes, you call the toilet the "commode" or the "stool".
In the fall, one of your favorite pranks was corning cars.
You know what FFA and 4H stand for.
You know what chip-and-seal is, and your high school was located on just such a road.
You go the county fair every night of it's week-long duration.
You can say "French Lick" without laughing out loud.
There's actually a college near you named "Ball State."
The last "g" is silent in any word ending in "ing."
You think the state Bird is Larry.
|Subject: Re: You Know You're From ------ When.... Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:58 pm|| |
I'm offended! lol, j/k. Anyway:
You Know You’re from Ohio When...
* You've never met any celebrities.
* Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
* "Vacation" means driving through Hocking Hills or going to King's Island.
* You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.
* You measure distance in minutes.
* Down south to you means Kentucky.
* You know several people who have hit a deer.
* Your school classes were canceled because of cold.
* Your school classes were canceled because of heat.
* You've ridden the school bus for an hour each way.
* You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
* You think ethanol makes your truck "run a lot better."
* You know what's knee-high by the Fourth of July.
* Stores don't have bags; they have sacks.
* You see people wear bib overalls at funerals.
* You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it no matter what time of the year.
* You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example:"Where's my coat at?" or "If you go to the mall I wanna go with."
* All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, or grain.
* You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
* You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, beer, and Jell-O salad with marshmallows.
* You carry jumper cables in your car.
* You know what "cow tipping" or "Possum Kicking" is.
* You only own 3 spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.
* You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
* Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
* You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.
* You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightie.
* The local paper covers national and international headlines on one page but requires 6 pages for sports.
* You think that deer season is a national holiday.
* You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
* You find -20 degrees F "a little chilly".
* You know all 4 seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction.
* You know what a real buckeye is, and have a recipe for candy ones.
* You know if another Ohioian is from southern, middle or northern Ohio as soon as they open their mouth.
* You can spell words like Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas.
* You know that Serpent Mound was not made by snakes.
* You actually get these jokes and forward them to all your Ohio friends.
* Isn't it sad? You just said "yup" and "uh-huh" or aint that the truth" to most of these!!!
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|Subject: Re: You Know You're From ------ When.... Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:35 am|| |
You know you are from Pennsylvania when:
You have an uncontrollable urge to buy bread and milk when you hear the word "snow."
You say the correct pronunciation LANG-kist-er instead of the mispronounced Lan-CAST-er, and LEB-en-in instead of the equally incorrect Leb-a-NON.
You know the only way to make good fastnachts is to cook them in LARD.
You live within two miles of a plant that makes potato chips, corn chips,pretzels, candy, or ice cream, or that packages turkeys, beans, or bologna.
You can stop along the road to buy fruits, vegetables, or crafts on the "honor system."
You know what REAL pot pie is.
YOUR turkey has "filling," not "stuffing," and most certainly, NOT "dressing."
You know that chicken corn soup from a fire house is the most nearly perfect food on earth.
You say things like, "Outen the lights," "I'm calling off today," and "They're calling for snow."
You've heard of distelfinks and hex signs.
You only buy your beer and soda by the case.
You think the roads in any other state are smooth.
You know the Penn State cheer, and although you've never attended PennState, you are a most obnoxious Penn State fan. (WE ARE...ANNOYING!)
Hearing horses clopping down a paved street doesn't bring you to the window to see what's going on outside.
You never see any Confederate Flags, except on the Gettysburg Battlefield.
You prefer Hershey's Chocolate to Godiva.
You consider Pittsburgh to be "out west," and you know the fastest way to Philly is the Turnpike.
School closings due to snow take the radio stations a half an hour to finish, because just about every town has its own school district.
When someone says 1972, you think "Agnes," and when someone says 1979, you think "TMI."
You call sloppy joes "barbecue."
When it snows, they put cinders on the roads instead of sand.
You can give directions to Intercourse with a straight face.
Know that Yuengling is pronounced "Ying-ling," and believe that it really is a premium beer (which comes from growing up on Schlitz and Iron City).
Have the Rolling Rock bottle memorized: "From the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe, we tender this premium beer for your enjoyment. . . . "
Know that Wilkes-Barre is pronounced "Wilks Berry."
Can pronounce "Knoebels."
Can pronounce (or spell) "Schuylkill."
Live for summer, when street fairs signal the beginning of funnel cake season.
Have a day off school on the Monday after Thanksgiving, which is the first day of hunting season. Never have to worry about being stuck in a ditch when it's snowing. -someone in a 4WD pickup with tow chains will be along shortly.
Elect pro-life Democrats and pro-choice Republicans for Governor (i.e., Casey and Ridge)
Frequently go "with," e.g., "You going to the market? Mind if I come with?"
Refer to something as "a whole nother," e.g., "That's a whole nother issue."
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|Subject: Re: You Know You're From ------ When.... Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:51 pm|| |
I know this is an old one, but thought I'd bring it back up....
All of these apply to me, BIG TIME!!!!
You know you’re from Tennessee if:
1. You measure distance in minutes.
2. You’ve ever had to switch from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day.
3. You use “fix” as a verb. Example: “I’m fixing to go to the store
4. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.
5. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
6. You know what a “VOL” is.
7. You carry jumper cables in your car…for your OWN car.
11. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday
12. You find 100 degrees fahrenheit “a little warm”.
13. You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.
14. You know whether another Tennessean is from east, west or middle Tennessee as soon as they open their mouth.
15. Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as”goin’ Wal-martin” or off to “Wally World”. (I don't call wal-mart, Wal-mart. I call it Wally-World. Really!)
16. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good pinto-bean weather.
17. A carbonated soft drink isn’t a soda, cola or pop…it’s a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example: “What kinda coke you want?”
18. Fried catfish is the other white meat.
19. You understand these jokes and forward them to your friends from Tennessee (and those who just wish they were).
20. The directions to your house include "turn off the paved road."
21. "Ya'll" IS a word.
22. Fried chicken is a major part of your diet
23. Krispy Kreme dounuts are the only kind of dounuts you eat.
24. You call it a cold Christmas if you don't break out in a sweat in your new sweater.
25. Your whole town completely shuts down for 1 inch of snow or just the threat of snow.
26. You use "Sir" and "Ma'am" if there's even a remote possibility that the person you're talking to is least 30 minutes older than you are.
27. You know that the true value of a parking space is not determined by the distance to the door, but by the availability of shade.
You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned how to multiply.
~ Home is the nicest word there is ~
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|Subject: Re: You Know You're From ------ When.... Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:22 pm|| |
I don't know how i missed this before. Most all of these apply, but the blue apply for me and especially the bold blue ones.
- Speed limits are just suggestions.
- You take a major highway to get anywhere (95, 66, 28, etc.).
- You constantly complain about there being nothing to do, even though you are right next to DC.
- You have at least 2 friends who have no idea what their parents do because its "top secret" government work.
- 50% of your senior class went to either Mason, JMU, Tech, Radford, or UVA.
- When people ask where you're from, you tell them ‘DC’ because its easier to explain.
- You've never told someone you're from Virginia without putting "northern" in front of it.
- You dread going to the DMV for anything.
- It’s not actually tailgating unless your bumper is touching the car in front of you.
- A yellow light means at least 5 more cars car get through.
- A red light means 2 more can.
- It takes you 30 minutes to drive 10 miles.
- Your local news is national news.
- You actually know what the black boxes at stoplights are for.
- You drive at least 30 miles a day to get to work.
- You do your Christmas shopping online b/c the shopping malls are like parking lots.
- You know that each high school in the region had it's own corresponding McDonald's.
- You know at least 2 people who drive a Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, or Land Rover.
- The cars in the local high school's student parking lot are worth three times those in the teacher parking lot.
- You are amused by visiting relatives who are actually excited to see Washington DC.
- You can cross 4 lanes of traffic in under 30 seconds.
- There are at least 3 malls within 20 minutes of your house.
- There are at least 6 Starbucks within 20 minutes of your house.
- You or someone in your family has a Smart Tag or Slugs. A ‘slug’ does not mean a yucky garden creature. No, but slugs are people who wait in commuter parking lots for free rides into D.C. to work every day with strangers.
- You remember the Air and Space museum fondly from school fieldtrips to DC
- When traveling, you have your choice of 3 airports
- You don't actually like the Wizards (except when Jordan was playing)
- An inch of snow and you miss 3 days of work.
- All the potholes just add a little excitement to your driving experience.
- Stop signs mean slow down a little, but only if you feel like it.
- You don't have enough room on your home lot to build a garage.
- When you were driving on the beltway at 2:13am on a Tuesday there was still traffic.
- Crown Victoria = undercover cop
- A slow driver is someone who isn't going at least 10mph over the speed limit.
- You understand the meaning of "If you don't get it, you don't get it".
- Subway is a fast food place. The transportation system is known as Metro, and only Metro.
- You've taken a wrong turn somewhere late at night and ended up in a bad part of DC.
- Most of Loudon County is the "middle of nowhere".
- They just tore down the old farm house across the street and put 15 new houses in its place.
- Someone has honked at you because you didn't peal out the second the light turned green.
- You've honked at someone because they didn't peal out the second the light turned green.
- Two words: Rush Hour.
- Three words: Road Construction Ahead.
- For the cost of your house, you could own a small town in Iowa.
- Helicopters, F-15s, and airplanes flying above your neighborhood are a normal occurrence.
- If you stay on the same road long enough, it will eventually have 3 new names.
- You buy a Hybrid car not because you're environmentally concerned but for the benefit of HOV.
- When looking on the HOV lanes you see at least 5 other cars with only 1-2 people, and they don't get caught. The day you try it, you get caught.
- You love going to work on a Federal Holiday, because there's less traffic.
Spring is finally here, the lovely pink blooms on the "spray" tree outside my window are gone leaving a beautiful willow.
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