Your local "You know you're from ____ when...."

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  1. Rachael84

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    In the thread about terms native to your region, someone posted a list of "You know you're from _____ when..." and it inspired me to start another thread posting ones where we live. Feel free to post yours.

    I'm from NYC and Long Island, so I'll put some from each place :):

    1.You say "the city" and expect everyone to know that this means Manhattan.

    2.The subway makes sense.

    3.You haven't seen more than twelve stars in the night sky since you went away to camp as a kid.

    4.Your closet is filled with black clothes.

    5. You've gotten jaywalking down to an art form.

    6.When you're away from home, you miss "real" pizza and "real" bagels.

    7. You know what a bodega is.

    8. No, you don't want mustard on that burger!

    9. You think if you're not from Long Island or NYC, you're not really from New York.

    10.You never realize you have an accent till you leave.
     
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    You might be from Louisiana if:

    Your sunglasses fog up when you step outside, even in December.

    You reinforce your attic to store Mardi Gras beads

    You don't look twice when you see pink flamingos in yards of upscale subdivisions during Mardi Gras.

    You save newspapers, not for recycling, but for tablecloths at crawfish boils.

    Your ancestors are buried above the ground.

    You drink Community Coffee, have tried Starbucks, but don't see what all the fuss is about.

    You take a bite of five-alarm chili and reach for the Tabasco.

    You sit down to eat boiled crawfish and your host says, "Don't eat the dead ones," and you know what he means.

    You push little old ladies out of the way to catch Mardi Gras beads.

    Little old ladies push YOU out of the way tocatch Mardi Gras beads.

    Your town is low on the education chart, high on the obesity chart, and you don't care because you're No. 1 on the party chart.

    Your house payment is less than your utility bill.

    You know that Tchoupitoulas is a street and not a disease.

    Your tante Izetta calls to say that she has time to pass by but she can't get down, and that makes sense to you.

    Your Santa Claus rides an alligator and your favorite Saint is a football player.

    You cringe every time you hear an actor with a Southern or Cajun accent in a "New Orleans-based" movie or TV show.

    You have to reset your clocks after every thunderstorm.

    You've ever gone on vacation and gotten crazy looks when you ask where the drive-through daiquiri stand is, or when you ask for a "go cup."

    When it starts to rain, you cover your beer instead of your head.

    You've eaten at one or more of these restaurants, AND know how to pronounce them: Prejeans, Tu Jac's, Gallatoire's, Ralph & Kacoo's, Brunet's, or Mulatte's.

    You eat dinner out and spend the entire meal talking about all the other good places you've eaten.

    The crawfish mounds in your front yard have over taken the grass.

    You greet people with:
    "Howzyamomma'an'em?" and hear back "Dey fine!"
    Hey, dawlin'. Where y'at!
    We was out by the neutral ground in fronta Kay'n'bees.
    Dem crawfish ain't lookin so good dis season, no.

    We love makin' groceries and savin 'em when da devil done paid his due.

    Every so often, you have waterfront property.

    When giving directions you use "uptown," "downtown," "backatown,"
    "riverside," "lakeside," "other side of the bayou," or "other side of the levee."
    Classic N.O. directions: "Get off the Interstate at Veterans Highway, then bust a u where Pelican Bowling Lanes *used to be*."

    When you refer to a geographical location "way up North'" you are referring to places like Shreveport, Little Rock, or Memphis, where it gets real cold.

    You can pronounce Tchoupitoulas.(Also, Thibodeaux, Opelousas, Pontchartrain, Ouachita, Atchafalaya.) And you pronounce the Greek muses as: Turps-ick-oh, Mel-pom-een, Thale-ya, etc.

    You don't worry when you see ships riding higher in the river than the top of your house.

    You judge a poboy by the number of napkins used.

    The waitress at your local sandwich shop tells you a fried oyster poboy "dressed" is healthier than a Caesar salad. You agree.

    You know the definition of "dressed" and you like your roast-beef poboy sloppy wit debris.

    You can eat Popeye's, Haydel's and Zapp's for lunch and wash it down with Barq's and several Abitas, without losing it all on your stoop or banquette.

    The four seasons in the year are: Crawfish, Shrimp, Crab, and King Cake.

    You wrench your hands in the zink with an onion bar to get the crawfish smell off.

    You're not afraid when someone wants to "ax" you something.

    You don't learn until high school that Mardi Gras is not a national holiday.

    You don't learn until high school what a "county" is.

    You believe that purple, green, and gold look good together (and you will even eat things those colors).

    You go to buy a new winter coat (what most people would refer to as a windbreaker) and throw your arms up in the air to make sure it allows enough room to catch Mardi Gras beads.

    Your last name isn't pronounced the way it's spelled.

    You know what a nutria is but you still pick it to represent your baseball team.

    You describe a color as "K&B Purple."

    You like your rice and politics dirty.

    You know the big roaches can fly, but you're able to sleep at night anyway.

    "Who Dat" is an appropriate greeting in any possible social situation.

    You think a Bloody Mary is a nice, light breakfast.
     
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    You know you're from NJ when you find yourself always defending your job because of what your Governor currently says!! LOL!
     
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    11. You live ON Long Island, not IN it.

    12. You refer to the Northern State or the Southern State, or the SOB, and everyone knows exactly what you mean.

    13. You would never, in a million years, DREAM of driving a truck on a PARKWAY. And you know why.

    14. You KNOW that no where on earth has bagels like ours. (oops, sorry, I didn't realize you had that one already!)

    15. The words "Field 4" or "West End 2" conjure up memories of hot summer days.

    16. You've seen the Beach Boys arrive at the Jones Beach Theater by boat.

    17. You listen to Billy Joel songs and laugh at the LI references. And you know that he graduated from Hicksville HS, and can place it on a map.

    18. THe nearest mall is less than 10 minutes away. The beach is no more than 20.

    19. You've been to the Boardy Barn in Hampton Bays.

    20. You know that, as long as you stay on the Perimeter Road at JFK, you'll eventually get to where you want to be.

    21. You've never, ever been on the Cross Bronx Expressway without hitting a traffic jam.

    22. You remember the "Save the OBI" bumperstickers, and was saddened when it closed.

    23. You've sat in the "cheap seats" at Shea.

    24. When your kids are moving too slowly, you telll them to "walk like a New Yorker."
     
  6. chemteach55

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    I can back up every one of MissCeliaB's statements. There is also a big difference between being from North Louisiana and South Louisiana which are split at the "Bunkie line." According to my grandpaw anyone who was born above the Bunkie line is a "Yankee" and not a true southerner.
     
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    You Know You're From Indiana If...
    1. You know several people who have hit a deer.
    2. You've never met any celebrities.

    3. You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.

    4. Down south to you means Kentucky.

    5. You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Terre Haute."


    6. You know what the phrase "Knee-high by the Fourth of July" means.

    7. You've heard of Euchre, you know how to play Euchre, and you are the master of Euchre.

    8. You've seen a running car, with nobody in it, in the parking lot of the grocery store no matter what time of year it is.


    9. Detassling was your! first job. Bailing hay, your second. Or you could 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.

    10. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.


    11 You know what "cow tipping" is.

    12. You know that Bailin' wire was the predecessor to duct tape.

    13. You know that strangers are the only ones that come to your "front" door.

    14. Kids and dogs ride in the passenger seats of cars and the backs of pickups.

    15. You think nothing of it in spring and fall to be stuck behind a farm implement driving on the roads.

    16. High school basketball game draws a bigger crowd on the weekend nights than movie theaters.

    17. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.


    18. There is a basketball hoop at every house.

    19. You can name every one of Bob Knight's "exploits" over the last few years.

    20. You shop at Marsh.

    21. The biggest question of your youth was "IU or "Purdue".


    22. "Getting caught by a train" is a legitimate excuse for being late to school.

    23. The Wabash River is the "biggest body of water" near your house.

    24. You know several different definitions as to what a Hoosier really is.

    25. People at your high school chewed tobacco.

    26. Everyone knows who the town cop is, where he lives, whether he is at home or on duty.

    27. To get to school you had to drive on a gravel road, a road with several right-angle turns in it, or if you were really lucky, over a covered bridge.

    28. You actually know what the CART vs IRL debate is about and have taken a side.



    29 The vehicle of choice in your area is not a car, but a pickup.


    30. You've been to the Covered Bridge Festival.

    31. 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.

    32. You call a green bell pepper a "mango".


    33. In the fall, one of your favorite pranks was corning cars.

    34. You know what corning is.


    35. You know what FFA and 4H stand for and how to spell them.


    36. You know what chip-and-seal is, and your high school was located on just such a road.
     
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    You know you're from Miami when...


    you call flip-flops chancletas

    you wear chancletas EVERYWHERE

    you live 15 minutes from the beach, but you never go

    the car behind you honks their horn because you stopped at a red light

    you get mad if the DJ doesn't play salsa, meringue, bachata, or reggaeton at a party

    you buy your party food at Blue Sky

    you refer to your hometown as 305 or MIA

    you know you can't get a job without speaking Spanish

    you know you can't really get anywhere without speaking Spanish

    you only go to a Marlins, Heat, or Dolphins game if they're on a winning streak

    you instinctively buy gallons of water during hurricane season, just in case

    you hope for a hurricane to come so you don't have to go to work/school

    you know only tourists go clubbing on South Beach

    you spend your summer days inside cuz it's hot as hell outside...literally

    you're so used to craziness that very few things surprise you anymore

    you want to move out of Miami some day, but you say you'll come back

    you know never to buy mangoes or avocados at a grocery store cuz u grow them in your backyard

    you go to a store/business and the manager tells you "hablas espanol?" cuz they barely can speak english

    you know your pastelitos (heck yeah!)

    you know that Argentineans make the best steak for the best prices

    you bump into Trick Daddy everywhere

    you know to be out of Downtown by 6 pm

    you have to wait 4 hours for a bus to come that's supposed to come by ever y 30 minutes

    it's 60 degrees outside and you wear a sweater, a jacket, gloves, a scarf, a hat, and boots

    you know the only time there's no traffic on the Palmetto is from 3-4am

    you know at least one person who has more than six people living in their houses

    your neighbor keeps chickens and goats in their back yard, and you're always worried you'll find one of them dead on your doorstep

    you know the only hills are trash hills

    the only rivers you've seen are the Miami River and canals

    you know any woman walking around after dark on Flagler or Biscayne is a prostitute

    you own a guayabera or know what one is

    you take your car to go one block down the street

    you buy mamoncillos & limes while waiting in traffic

    a light lunch consists of chicharrones and malta Hatuey

    you see a sushi bar on every corner

    you get your chicken from Pollo Tropical

    your shrimp, lobster, and designer purses all come from one place: some guy's trunk in Hialeah

    you see girls wearing clubbing clothes to go to 7-11

    there's a navarro on every corner

    you have to put on the invitations "starts at 2:30pm " when the event really starts at 3:30pm just so people actually get there on time. (lol you know thats true)
     
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    You know you're from Florida if....
    · Socks are only for bowling.
    · You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.
    · A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.
    · Your winter coat is made of denim.
    · You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.
    · Anything under 70 is chilly.
    · You could swim before you could read.
    · You have to drive north to get to The South.
    · Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2005.
    · You've gotten out of school early on Halloween to trick or treat before it got dark.
    · You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.
    · You dread love bug season.
    · You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list. They aren't Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances...but Charley, Frances , Ivan and Jeanne.
    · You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty small.
    · You were twelve before you ever saw snow, or you still haven't.
    · "Down South" means Key West
    · "Panhandling" means going to Pensacola
    · Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church.
    No, wait, flip flops are good for church too, unless it's Easter or Christmas.
    · Sweet tea can be served at any meal.
    · An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.
    · You measure distance in minutes.
    · You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.
    · You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.
    · All the local festivals are named after a fruit.
    · A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.
    · You think everyone from a bigger city has a northern accent.
    · You know the four seasons really are: almost summer, summer, not summer but really hot, and February.
    · Anything under 95 is just warm.
    · You've hosted a hurricane party.
    · You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best rides (Space Mountain during the Electric Light Parade!).
    · You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.
    · You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Ichnatucknee and Withlacoochee
    · You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.
    · You were 5 before you realized they made houses without pools.
    · You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.
    · You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas.
    You've been permanently blinded by fat men in speedos
     
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    I like that!
     
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    In a way I can relate to some of those, since my parents have lived in Florida the last few years. I go and visit there about 3 times a year.
     
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    You know you're from TEXAS when...

    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.

    The preacher says, "I'd like to ask Bubba to help take up the offering." and five guys stand up.

    You refer to the Dallas Cowboys as "God's favorite football team"

    You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good chili weather.

    You can drive all day and not leave the state.

    You eat tacos for breakfast.

    Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.

    You measure distance in minutes.

    You've ever had to switch from heat to A/C in the same day.

    You know whether another Texan is from south, east, west, or north Texas as soon as they open their mouth.

    You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, Super Summer, and Christmas.

    You know you're from HOUSTON when...

    You can leave your house, head out of town, and an hour later you still haven’t left the city limits. (During rush hour, you haven’t left your neighborhood.)

    The “farm-to-market” roads have seven lanes.

    You know that the Astrodome will always be the Eighth Wonder of the World.

    If the humidity is below 90 percent, it’s a good hair day.

    The only real Mexican food is Tex-Mex.
     
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    MOre:

    25. You can prounouce each of the following: Patchogue, Happague, Quogue, Massapequa, Islandia.

    26. You remember the REAL Long Island Press-- the one that Amy Fisher didn't write for.

    27. You remember, vividly, the night TWA flight 800 crashed off Smith Point Beach (and, if you're old enough, the Herricks Road Crossing accident.) And you'll never forget the LIRR shooting.

    28. You've seen at least one of the following in person: The Tree lighting at Rockefeller Center, the Thanksgiving Day parade, the St. Patrick's Day parade, the Christmas Show at Radio City.

    29. The words "Ya gotta BELIEVE!!" have a special place in your heart.
     
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    Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.

    This one is so true in Louisiana also. I got married on September 12th because that was an open date for LSU that year. The sad part is that I got married on a Friday night and had to schedule on an open date because everyone starts tailgating for LSU games on Friday morning. After the church and caterer were booked, my mom thought about it being hurricane season and tried to talk me into moving the wedding to November or December. We also had 2 groomsmen and an usher who are nicknamed Bubba stand in our wedding.
     
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    It's a basketball schedule that is consulted in Indiana ;)
     
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    You know your OUT of Texas when:

    1. You say, "hello" to a stranger on the street and they look like they're afraid you're going to mug them.

    2. Everyone asks you "Do you wear cowboy hats and ride horses?"

    3. You drive for an hour and you're in a different state.

    4. People laugh at you when you ask them if they have an air conditioner.

    5. People start complaining about the weather when it gets above 75.

    All these happened to me on my honeymoon in Maine.
     
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    You're From Louisiana If...

    1. You've ever worn shorts at Christmas time.

    2. You pronounce Lafayette as "Laffy-ette" not "La-fy-ette"

    3. You learned to drive a boat before you could drive a car

    4. You know the meaning of a "Delcambre Reeboks" (that would be a pair of all white fishing boots)

    5. You offer somebody a "coke" and then ask them what kind: Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, 7Up?

    6. You can name all of your 3rd, 4th, and 5th cousins.

    7. You plan your wedding around hunting season & LSU football


    8. Your burial plot is six feet over rather than six feet under.


    9. You can pronounce Tchoupitoulas and can spell it.
    (also, Thibodaux, Opelousas, Pontchartrain, Ouachita, Atchafalaya)

    10. You don't worry when you see ships riding higher in the river than the top of your house.

    11. You judge a po-boy by the number of napkins used. (Amen) You Got dat rite

    12. You know the definition of "dressed."

    13. The smell of a crawfish boil turns you on more than HBO.

    14. You NEVER pronounce crawfish as crayfish or call them crawdads.


    15. You go by "ya-mom-en-'dems" on Good Friday for a crawfish boil.

    16. Go is always spelled Geaux when discussing a sports team.

    17. You have a ditch on at least one side of your property

    18. You have spent a summer afternoon on the Lake Pontchartrain seawall catching blue crabs.

    19. When given the choice for Governor between a KKK leader and Edwin Edwards, it's a difficult decision.

    20. You pronounce the largest city in the state as "Newawlins."

    21. You know those big roaches can fly, but you're able to sleep at night anyway.

    22. You prefer skiing on the bayou.

    23. You assume everyone has mosquito swarms in their backyard.

    24. You realize the rain forest is less humid than Louisiana.

    25. You can list all the ingredients of a gumbo or a jambalaya.

    26. You go to the "boat", but you don't plan on spending any time over water.

    27. When you're in Baton Rouge you know the difference between the old bridge & the new bridge.

    28. Most cities have an Eastbank and a Westbank.

    29. If you ever had to wait for the bridge to "come down" so you can get home.

    30. If you pull for the Saints wearing a paper bag over your head.

    31. If you've ever been to a wedding and someone either danced in a #3 washtub or with a broom and this was considered normal.

    32. You have an icebox.

    33. You can't think of anybody that can cook better than your momma.

    34. You know when it's appropriate to use "Tony Chachere's" or "Slap Ya Momma" (anytime!!!!)

    35. You know an old person that can "treat" you for warts.

    36. You cringe every time you hear an actor with a Southern or Cajun accent in a "New Orleans-based" movie or TV show.

    37. You measure distance in minutes.

    38. You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.

    39. You aren't surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, beer, and bait all in the same store

    40. A Mercedes Benz isn't a status symbol. A Chevy Silverado Extended Bed Crew Cab Truck is.

    41. You have ever had to switch from heat to AC in the same day.

    42. You use "fix" as a verb. Example: "I am fixing to go to the store."

    43. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, insect, or mammal.

    44. You know only four spices: salt, pepper, Tabasco, and Tony's

    45. You think people who complain about the heat in their states are sissies.

    46. You know whether another Louisianian is from New Orleans, North Louisiana, or South Louisiana as soon as they open their mouth.

    47. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good gumbo weather.

    48. Fried catfish is the other white meat.

    49. You sit down to eat boiled crawfish and your host says, "Don't eat the dead ones," and you know what he means.

    50. No matter where else you go in the world, you are always disappointed in the food.

    51. Your town is low on the education chart, high on the obesity chart and you don't care because you're No. 1 on the party chart.

    52. Your grandparents are called "Maw-Maw" and "Paw-Paw."

    53. You have to reset your clocks after every thunderstorm.

    54. When it starts to rain, you cover your beer instead of your head.

    55. You eat dinner out and spend the entire meal talking about all the other good places you've eaten.

    56. The local newspaper covers national and international news on one page, but requires six pages for local gossip and sports.

    57. When you ask people where they went to school, they answer with their high school

    58. You save newspapers, not for recycling but for tablecloths at crawfish boils.

    59. Drive-thru daquiris -- it's not drinking and driving until you put the straw in.

    60. You stand on the neutral ground at parades and have no idea what a 'median' is.
     
  18. Rachael84

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    These are interesting and fun to read, keep them coming :)
     
  19. JustMe

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    Same here. Everything in our home revolves around Kentucky basketball.
     
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    You know you live in Oregon when:
    1. You don't tan, you rust.
    2. You say can say Oregon, Willamette, and Weyerhauser.
    3. Most of your family used to work in the Timber industry.
    4. You know what hillside steak is, and have eaten it.
    5. You went to Cow U.
     
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    INteacher, I have never met anyone besides my grandma from Indiana who called a green pepper a mango. I've asked a dozen Indiana natives and they all think my grandma was nuts. I feel kind of, vindicated. That is pretty weird, though. Ah, you took me down memory lane. Thank you xx.

    ETA: tenderloins.... this one caused me more confusion when I left Indiana. Haha.
     
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    LOL. You know, Texas and Louisiana have an awful lot in common! Of course the favorite joke of Texans... "Thank goodness for Louisiana, otherwise we'd be last at everything..." ;) (In the northern part of the state, they say that about Oklahoma, too. You know Texans... we're a bit snobbish about our state.) :wub:
     
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    A couple more from Florida...

    - You know what the stingray shuffle is and why it's important
    - Everyone knows you don't swim in the ocean at dawn or dusk
    - The four seasons - Hurricane, Snowbird, Tourist, and Lovebug
    - The outside temp is in the 70s, but you still run the A/C to keep the mildew at bay
    - Local deer are smaller than your dog
    - You've gotten out of school early on Halloween so you could trick-or-treat
    - You can pronounce Micanopy, Ocoee, Wewahitchka, Econlockhatchee, Istokpoga, Caloosahatchee, and Myakkahatchee

    And a few hurricane related:
    - Your hurricane parties keep getting canceled because of the hurricanes
    - There's a "No Wake" sign taped to your mailbox
    - Having a tree in your living room doesn't mean it's Christmas
    - Your kids start school in August and finish in July
    - You actually look forward to talking with your insurance agent
    - In 2004, everyone you knew had a blue roof
    - Suspended turnpike tolls are the highlight of your summer
     
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    You know you're from Ohio when:

    You don't think of Florida first when someone mentions Miami.

    You snicker when someone's from Tiffin, because you think of the State Hospital.

    You think Pro football teams are supposed to wear orange!

    You've heard of 3.2% beer.

    You're proud of your state fair, but would rather go to Cedar Point.

    You know all the 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter, and Construction.

    You live less than 30 miles from some college or university.

    You know what a buckeye really is, and have a recipe for candy ones.

    "Toward the lake" means "north" and "toward the river" means "south."

    You've heard of the Great Nickel Beer Night Riot.

    You know if other Ohioians are from southern or northern Ohio as soon as they open their mouths.

    You root for a college team though you've never taken a class there.

    You can spell words like Cuyahoga, Olentangy, Bellefontaine, and Tuscarawas *(Wapakoneta?) and you know which letter is doubled in "Cincinnati."

    You always visit more than two amusement parks in one summer.

    You know that Serpent Mounds were not made by snakes.

    You know what game they're playing when the Mud Hens take on the Clippers.

    "Vacation" means spending a day at Cedar Point or King's Island.

    You measure distance in minutes.

    Down south to you means Kentucky.

    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 know what's knee-high by the Fourth of July.

    You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example: "Where's my coat at?"

    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 pop is.

    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.

    The local paper covers national and international headlines on one page but requires 6 pages for sports.

    You thought that the Michael Stanley Band was the most popular band in the country.
     
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    You might be from Missouri if

    You Know You’re In Missouri When …

    You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.

    You failed world geography in school because you thought Cuba, Florida, Versailles, California, Nevada, Houston, Cabool, Louisiana, Springfield, and Mexico were cities in Missouri.

    The phrase, "I'm going to the Lake this weekend," can mean only one thing.

    Little smokies are something you serve on special occasions.

    You know in your heart that Mizzou can beat Nebraska in football.

    You think Jesse James is a hero.

    You think I-44 is spelled "foarty-foar.”

    You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

    You know all 4 seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and Construction

    You can't think of anything better than sitting on the porch in the middle of the summer during a thunderstorm.

    You'll pay for your kids to go to college unless they want to go to KU.

    You know that Concordia is halfway between Kansas City and Columbia, and Columbia is halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City, and Warrenton outlet mall is halfway between Columbia and St. Louis.

    You know that Harry S. Truman, Walt Disney and Mark Twain are all from Missouri.

    You know what "cow tipping" or "Possum Kicking" is.

    You think "frog gigging" should be an Olympic sport.

    You can tell the difference between a horse and a cow from a distance.

    You don't put too much effort into hairstyles due to wind and weather.

    Your school has to serve fish on Friday during Lent.

    There's a tornado warning and the whole town is outside watching for it.

    The local gas station sells live bait, pizza, and rents movies.

    Your radio buttons are preset buttons are country.

    Frisco Silver Dollar Line Steam Train at Silver Dollar City, photo courtesy Silver Dollar City.

    "Vacation" means driving to Silver Dollar City, Worlds of Fun or Six Flags.

    Down south to you means Arkansas.

    You know if another Missourian is from eastern, middle or western Missouri as soon as they open their mouth.

    You know enough to get your driving done early on Sundays before the Sunday drivers come out.

    Everyone in your family has been on a "Float trip."

    You've never met any celebrities.

    Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.

    You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.

    You measure distance in minutes.

    You know several people who have hit a deer.

    Your school classes were canceled because of cold or heat.

    You've ridden the school bus for an hour each way.

    You know what and where "Party Cove" is. (at Lake of the Ozarks)

    You think Missouri is pronounced with an "ah" at the end.

    You think ethanol makes your truck "run a lot better."

    You know what's knee-high by the Fourth of July. (it's corn)

    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 and know that everyone else should.

    You only own 3 spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.

    You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

    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 105 degrees F "a little warm".

    You think Imo's is larger than Pizza Hut.

    You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Missouri.
     
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    You know you are from Rural Minnesota when.....

    1. You know what the word uff-da is and can use it correctly.

    2. You have eaten Lutefisk.

    3. You have survived the smell of Lutefisk cooking.

    4. You know what Lefse is and how to make it and top it correctly.

    5. You know what the different between pop and soda is. Pop is coke, sprite, pepsi and soda is baking soda.

    6. There are two seasons in Minnesota-winter and road construction.

    7. When you hear grasshoppers/crickets in the middle of the day-you know that it is HOT outside.

    8. You don't get a coat out of the closet until it is going to be below 0.

    9. You stock your car with blankets and winter survival gear for when you get stuck in the snow.

    10. Your car is stocked with winter gear for over 6 months.

    11. You know what cow tipping is and how to go about it.

    12. You go hay bale jumping in a newly baled field.

    13. People give you directions using people's names. Go by Fred smith's house and turn when you get to joe's corn field, etc....

    14. You know what the back 40 is.

    15. You don't need snow tires because you have so much winter gear in your car and the weight will carry you through.

    16. You go fishing and swimming in the same pond the cattle use.

    17. You know how to milk a cow and squeal a pig.

    18. You could drive a tractor to school because you didn't have a "license" to drive a car.

    19. You rode snowmobiles to school.

    20. You grew up with having only 3 channels on your TV.

    21. You go to demo derbys at the fair and that was the big excitement for the summer.

    22. You know the difference between a mosquito bite and a spider bite when you are camping.

    23. You always get behind farm equipment when driving anywhere. You just hope it isn't the manure spreader!

    24. Rush hour in a small town consists of less than 10 cars going down main street.

    25. Everyone knows you and your parents found out about it before you even make it home!

    26. You wave at everyone who passes by whether on your front yard or while driving.

    27. Everyone who knows you goes to your back door and walks into the house to say hello.

    28. There is always Jello at any gathering-funeral, reunion, special event.

    29. You don't Tan. You burn first and then turn brown.

    30. You had to wear your winter coat over your prom dress.

    31. You had to wear your snowsuit under your halloween costume.

    32. You celebrate St. Urho day!

    33. Your favorite saying is ya-sure, you-betcha.

    34. You think the movie Fargo was funny and was about your relatives.
     
  27. Ms. I

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    You know you're in CALIFORNIA when...

    you're a close drive from the beach, mtns, the desert, & even a farm.

    the weather's great year-round.

    you see that we have no hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, or other hard weather...it just rains pretty hard at the most & snows in certain parts.

    you see a rich blend of people of many cultures.

    every In 'n Out hamburger joint is always packed.

    you can see a sushi place, pizza parlor, & Greek place in one mini plaza.

    you see that we actutally have weather for all 4 seasons.

    I know there's more, but those are the ones from my exprience. :)
     
  28. 3Sons

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    You're in NJ when...

    You can tell people where you live by exit number.
    Directing people to your house, you tell them to just get close and then call you because you know they'll never figure out the roads.
    Everyone knows what you mean by "the shore"
    Everyone knows what you mean by "the city"
    You know if the air smells:
    salty: You're in southeast Jersey
    grimy: You're along the Turnpike
    toxic: You're along the coast across from NYC
    fresh: You're in Pennsylvania
    Jokes about states are all variations of Jersey jokes
    When people overseas ask where you're from, you say, "The New York area"
    You resent the fact they're called the "New York Giants"
    You think the Statue of Liberty really belongs to New Jersey
    The most famous superhero from your state is "The Toxic Avenger"
    You live less than half an hour from three malls.
     
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    You know you're not in Miami when...

    The locals are complaining about the humidity and you wonder what humidity...it's only 40% and you're loving it!
     
  30. carlea

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    You know you're from southern CA when:
    - you've gone skiing/snowboarding in the morning, then hit the beach in the afternoon.
    - earthquakes don't bother you, but driving in the rain is terrifying.
    - Winter? What's that?
    - there's so much traffic that you're even "stop and go" on the toll roads.
    - (in LA) we've got 2 baseball teams, 2 basketball teams, 2 hockey teams, and no football team.
     
  31. catnfiddle

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    I know I'm in central Ohio now, but there hasn't been any love for my original home town. Therefore, you know you're from Philadelphia if:

    You've never referred to Philadelphia as anything but "Philly." And New Jersey has always been "Jersey."

    You refer to the rest of Pennsylvania as "PA."

    You know how to pronounce Bryn Mawr, Schuylkill, Bala Cynwyd, Duquesne, Punxsutawney, Susquehanna, and Allegheny.

    You know what a "Mummer" is.

    You’ve run up the steps to the art museum emulating Rocky at least once but you make fun of anyone else doing it as a tourist.

    You know that Intercourse, Climax, Virginville, Paradise, Mars, and Slippery Rock, Blue Ball, and Bird in Hand are all PA towns.

    You want olive oil, not mayonnaise on your hoagie. You also aren't sure what a "sub" is but are pretty sure it sounds like an imitation hoagie.

    Your favorite dessert is water ice. (pronounced "wooder" ice)

    You find yourself using "yo" and "youse guys" when talking long-distance to family members.

    You find yourself at a nice restaurant thinking "I wonder if they have cheese steaks?"
     
  32. TeacherShelly

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    You know you're from my town when:

    1. Google, Hewlett Packard, Yahoo, Cisco, Facebook, eBay,YouTube, Paypal, Apple, Intel, and Adobe are headquartered 20 minutes from your house
    2. You're not sure where Stanford campus ends
    3. You know why the AYSO in plAYSOccer stickers is red.
    4. You hate CalTrain when you're driving
    5. You really don't know San Francisco very well, but still tell people where you're from relative to it.
    6. People are too lazy to bring out warm clothes when "winter" comes around so they just throw on a fleece and their Uggs
    7. You will need to know some Spanish to get around each day.
    8. There are always BMWs or Lexuses tailgating Priuses on the freeway.
    9. You know your local homeless folks by name.
    10. You see tens of old people in spandex road biking every day
    11. You buy all your food at Trader Joes or the Farmer's Market
    12. Your boss goes to Burning Man and/or runs naked in Bay to Breakers
    13. You can easily tell the difference between Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Singaporean, and Thai food, and have a favorite restaurant for each
    14. You can't believe there are NO good Mexican restaurants in town
    15. Your students have traveled the world (seen Obama inaugurated, gone to the Olympics in China, etc).
    16. You have been to baby showers where there are two moms and a sperm donor
    17. You know people who are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Bahai, Atheist, Deist, and Sikh, but don't know any Bible thumpers.
    18. You are a democrat.
    19. You secretly enjoy karaoke.
    20. You love Philz more than Peet's but Starbucks is unacceptable.
     
  33. bandnerdtx

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    TeacherShelly, can I come live with you? :)
     
  34. Rachael84

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    My husband and I visited St. Louis a couple years ago. The second we opened our mouths, they knew we were from NYC. :p
     
  35. TeacherShelly

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    Aww, I would love it! If you're ever in the area, PM me... :)
     
  36. amakaye

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    That was the first question I was asked by my students when I moved here, and I drive over a wooden bridge to church every Sunday...
     
  37. midwestteacher

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    You know you are from Missouri when:

    True story - you look behind the counter at the local burger joint and the police chief is back there cooking - gun belt and all.

    Your kids are so excited, they finally put a stoplight in the county.

    You bought your house 15 years ago, but everyone still refers to it as "the old so-and-so place". How long do you have to live here before it is your place?

    Kids come late to school with this note - "Please excuse Beth for being tardy. The cows were out."

    Hunting season greatly reduces attendance at school.

    You sponsor a trap-shooting team at school and get to haul kids and car loads of shotguns to meets.

    Your school has to plan their prom around the State FFA Convention.

    Several kids miss the first day of school because they are showing livestock at the State Fair and it is state law that you cannot penalize them for those absences.

    The fancy kids live on "black tops" and the farm kids live on gravel.

    You have had someone throw live chickens in the front door of your school as a senior prank and some of your kids are thrilled to take them home.

    You are part of the 10% of the population that doesn't live within 30 minutes of Walmart.

    You are part of the 10% of Americans that cannot get an AT&T cell phone signal at your house.
     
  38. TeacherGroupie

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    You know you're from Southern California (and have been so for some time) when...

    You chose where to live based on the proximity to a Trader Joe's, and you know (and miss) what a Chocolate Hog was.

    You can spell and pronounce Sepulveda and Van Nuys, and you know the locations of both the boulevards and the towns so named.

    You know that if you're on the Ventura or San Diego Freeways, you're not in Ventura or San Diego.

    You're philosophical about earthquakes, but the smell of smoke in the air any time between June and early November makes you very, very nervous.

    You're not sure you own an umbrella

    You've driven to Disneyland to watch the fireworks, then gone to share (I hope) a Trough at Farrell's.

    "The Valley" isn't the one that includes Sacramento.

    You know and dread the 91.

    You remember when Bullock's anchored both Fashion Valley and Fashion Island.

    You know what the mascot of UC Irvine was supposed to be, before the Anteater got chosen.

    You can pronounce Cucamonga, and you knew the wineries there.
     
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    You know you're from Arizona When ….
    You know Taco Bell is not the local phone company.
    You notice your car overheating before you drive it.
    You no longer associate bridges or rivers with water.
    You can hear the weather forecast of 115 degrees without flinching.
    You can be in the snow, then drive for an hour...and it will be over 100 degrees.
    You discover, in July it only takes two fingers to drive your car, because your steering wheel is so hot.
    The best parking is determined by shade.....not distance.
    You run your air conditioner in the middle of winter so you can use your fireplace.
    You realize that "Valley Fever" isn't a disco dance.
    You can make sun tea instantly.
    Hotter water comes from the cold water tap than the hot one.
    It's noon in July, kids are on summer vacation and yet all the streets are totally empty of both cars and people.
    You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
    Sunscreen is sold year round and kept right at the checkout counter.
    You put on fresh sunscreen just to go check the mail box.
    Some fools will market mini-misters for joggers and some other fools will actually buy them. Worse.....some fools actually try to jog.
    You can pronounce Saguaro, Tempe, San Xavier, Canyon de Chelly, Mogollon Rim, and Cholla.
    You can understand the reason for a town named "Why"
    You can fry an egg on the hood of a car in the morning.
    You know hot air balloons can't rise because the air temperature is hotter than the air inside the balloon.
    You Know where the Mummy's tummy is
    No one would dream of putting vinyl inside a car.
    You see two trees fighting over a dog.
    You can say "Hohokam" and people don't think you're laughing funny.
    You see more irrigation water on the street than there is in the Salt River
    You have to go to a fake beach for some fake waves
    You know the Arizona State Motto, Ditat Deus, does not mean "it's a dry heat!"
    You buy salsa by the gallon.
    Your Christmas decorations include sand and l00 paper bags.
    You think a red light is merely a suggestion.
    All of your out-of-state friends start to visit after October but clear out come the end of April.
    You think someone driving wearing oven mitts is clever.
    Most of the restaurants in town have the first name "El" or "Los."
    You think 60 tons of crushed red rock makes a beautiful yard.
    Your house is made of stucco and has a red clay tile roof.
    Vehicles with open windows have the right-of-way in the summer.
    Most homes have more firearms than people.
    Kids ask, "What's a mosquito?"
    People who have black cars or black upholstery in their car are automatically assumed to be from out of-state or nuts.
    You know better than to get into a car with leather seats if you're wearing shorts.
    If you haven't worked for Motorola at some time, you must be a newcomer.
    You know who Sparky and Wilber are.
    You can finish a Big Gulp in 10 minutes and go back for seconds.
    You know a swamp cooler is not a happy hour drink.
    You take rain dances seriously.
    You've signed so many petitions to recall governors you can't remember the name of the incumbent.
    When a rainy day puts you in a good mood.
    When you drive two miles around a parking lot looking for a shady place - even in the dead of winter.
    You feed your chickens ice cubes to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.
    You "hug" a cactus only once in your lifetime.
    When you have to look up "mass transit" in the dictionary.
    A hundred ten in the shade is sorta hot, but you don't have to shovel it off your driveway.
    You wear a bola tie.
    You take a stroll on Ho Hum Way.
    The beer is chilled and filled with chili.
    A haboob happens.
    Petrified doesn't mean scared.
    "Standin' on the corner in Winslow Arizona" sounds good.
    The temperature drops below 95 and you feel a bit chilly.
    You've experienced condensation on your butt from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
    You would give anything to be able to splash cold water on your face.
    You can attend any function wearing shorts and a tank top.
    You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
    You know what Nogales Tech and The Normal School on the river means
    You know the state neckwear a string and a rock
    You know where the dead cow road is
     
  40. TeacherNY

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    I not from upstate New York but some of these thinks still apply where I live:

    YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRUE UPSTATE NEW YORKER WHEN:

    1. "Vacation" means going South past Albany for the weekend.
    2. You measure distance in hours.
    3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
    4. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and back again.
    5. You can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.
    6. You see people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings).
    7. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
    8. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend / wife knows how to use them.
    9. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
    10. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
    11. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction.
    12. You can identify a southern or eastern accent.
    13. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue spruce.
    14. You were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.
    15. Down South to you means Albany.
    16. A brat is something you eat.
    17. Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole shed.
    18. You go out to fish fry every Friday.
    19. Your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.
    20. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
    21. You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."
     
  41. JustMe

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    I found several online but included those which apply to me, modifying just a couple. Some of the more interesting ones i left off apply to my family, but I'm all civilized, you know. :)

    I found one list for Kentucky that was the same someone else posted for Texas. Maybe we're all a lot more alike that we think.

    You know you're from Kentucky when...

    No matter how much you think you talk normally, when you head up North they all think you talk like a redneck. When I was on vacation I was asked to repeat myself just because I sounded "cute".

    Your English teacher says things like "y'all" and "ain't got none".

    No matter how bad UK's basketball team is, you still believe they'll pull it off and make it to the Final Four.

    It's not an uncommon site to see a fat (well, that's not nice, but...) man in overalls and a cowboy hat drivin' down the road in a beat up Chevy with a confederate flag hangin' off the back.

    Biscuits and gravy is your favorite breakfast. Well, no more "real" gravy for me, but oh the memories...:)

    Wakin' up with coons and squirrels on your back porch is not an uncommon thing.

    In the summer you don't wear shoes. And speaking of attire, everything is in a category: church clothes, school clothes, play clothes. Even now, though I don't go to church, I call my nicer things church clothes.

    A carbonated soft drink is a COKE, regardless of brand or flavor.

    The in-state sports rivalry is paid more attention to than the national championship.

    When you think “Kentucky” you don’t automatically think horse racing or fried chicken.

    You hold up traffic to let a motorist you don’t know into your lane.

    You give directions based on landmarks that no longer exist or street names that have changed, but your directions never confuse anyone.

    You think the rest of the world knows what a “Hot Brown” is. (They do, right? Seriously.)

    You think the whole world puts spaghetti in chili. (Again, everyone does...right?)

    Fixinto is one word.

    There is no such thing as "lunch." There is only dinner and then there is supper.
     

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  5. txmomteacher2
Total: 429 (members: 5, guests: 404, robots: 20)
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