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04/20/2012 06:50 AM

You know you're from ........ If.....

damselndistressPosts: 17414
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I liked the comment in NC they only prescribe benzo's for funerals.

Are there any interesting ideosyncracies in the area you live?

I just looked my home state up and could relate to many....

One was you know you're from Ohio if you measure distance in minutes instead of miles.

This is so true-i have always done this.

Anybody else have any interesting facts or trivia related to the state they live in?

Post edited by: damselndistress, at: 04/20/2012 06:54 AM


04/20/2012 08:05 AM
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Hi eneryone, Damsel ! Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile the on thing about California that jumps out me is "have a nice day", cops will always end their "giving you a ticket" session with "have a nice day" ..... i seen a comedian on the TV one time say....."you know i never worried about ...having a nice day...till i went to California ! LaughingLaughingLaughing ......."i'm all like, crap, am i having a nice day !!" .....better smile LaughingLaughing

Have a nice day everyone..........

04/20/2012 08:15 AM
damselndistressPosts: 17414
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Laughing here it's have a good one or is that everywhere?

I swear everywhere you go it's "Have a good one!"

I guess that could relate to anything? Unsure

04/20/2012 10:10 AM
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You Know You're from Ohio When...

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."

04/20/2012 10:44 AM
KnightmarePosts: 1660
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1. You switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in one day

2. You know what the "Peoples Republic of Boulder" means.

3. Your sense of direction is: towards the mountains and away from the mountains.

4. You're a meat-eating vegetarian.

5. The bike on your car is worth more than your car and you have your own special bike lane.

6. You're able to drive 65 miles per hour through 13 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without even flinching.

7. You take your out-of-town guests to Casa Bonita even though you would never go there otherwise.

8. You think your major food groups are granola bars, tofu and Fat Tire beer.

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

10. You think that sexy lingerie is wool socks and flannel PJs.

11. You know all 4 seasons "almost winter, winter, still winter and spring blizzards

12. You've been tear gassed in a riot to celebrate a CU/CSU victory.

13. You can never figure out why your out-of-town guests faint from altitude sickness on a picnic to the mountains.

14. You can drive over a 12,000-foot pass in 4 feet of snow, but can't get to work if there are 4 inches of snow.

15. You know the 'correct' pronunciation of Buena Vista.

16. When you visit friends at sea level, you can drink a case of beer and not get a buzz.

17. Your car insurance costs more than your car.

18. You have surge protectors on every outlet.

19. April showers bring May blizzards.

20. 'Timberline' is someplace you have actually been.

21. You know what a 'Chinook' is.

22. You know what a 'Rocky Mountain Oyster' is.

23. You know what a "fourteener" is.

24. But you don't know what a "turn signal" is.

25. A bear on your front porch doesn't bother.

26. Your golf bag has a 9-iron, a 3-wood and a lightning rod.

27. You know who Alfred Packer was and what he did.

28. You know who Baby Doe Tabor was.

29. SPF 90 is not out of the question.

30. People from out of state breathe 5 times as often as you do.

31. Having a Senator named Nighthorse doesn't seem strange.

32. Thunder has set off your car alarm.

33. A full moon has never kept you awake at night.

34. You have an $800 stereo in your $300 truck.

35. A sudden loss of cabin pressure is not a big deal.

36. You think a red light means 3 more cars can go.

37. Where we're going, we don't need roads!!

38. You know where Doc Holliday's grave is.

39. You know where Buffalo Bill's grave is.

40. You know where the real "South Park" is.

41. You can recognize the license plates of all 50 states on sight

42. Driving directions usually include 'Go over _________ Pass.'

43. You've 'checked for ticks'

44. You've dressed in shorts, sandals, and a parka with a hood.

45. You've gone snow skiing in July and...

46. You've played golf in January and.....

47. They were in the same year!

48. You've urinated on the Continental Divide just so it could 'run into both oceans'

49. You know what a down slope and an up slope weather pattern is ..

50. And most important: You get a certain satisfaction knowing that California and Texas are both downstream.

51. You actually understand these jokes and send them to your Colorado friends.

04/20/2012 11:16 AM
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You know you're from WI if...

•you have gotten frostbitten and sunburned all in the same week.

•you have more miles on your snowblower than your car.

•you owe more money on your snowmobile than on your car.

•you refer to the Packers as “we.”

•your 4th of July Family Picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

•snow tires come standard on all your cars.

•you know what cowtipping is.

•traveling coast to coast means going from La Crosse to Milwaukee.

•you know what a bubbler is.

•a brat is something you eat.

•you only know three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.

•you design your Halloween costumes to fit over a snowsuit.

•your sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightshirt.

•you know that Eau Claire is not something you eat.

•you have no problem spelling Milwaukee.

•you consider Madison exotic.

•you don't have a coughing fit from one sip of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

•you were unaware there is a legal drinking age.

•you go out for fish fry every Friday.

•you know what to do with a Blatz.

•you can recognize someone from Illinois from their driving.

•you know how to polka.

•you think the start of deer season is a national holiday.

•at least twice a year, your kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant.

•you know where Waukesha is AND can pronounce it.

•you can visit Luxemburg, Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Berlin, New London & Poland all in one afternoon.

•you've seen mosquitoes with landing lights.

•the local paper covers major headlines on 1 page, but requires 4 pages for sports. you drink soda and refer to your dad as “pop.”

•formal wear is blue jeans & a baseball cap.

•your snowblower gets stuck on the roof.

•you find 0 degrees a little chilly.

•you actually understand these jokes.

•you forward them to all your Wisconsin friends.

•“Down South” to you means Chicago…

•your definition of a small town is one that only has one bar…

•at least 50% of your relatives work on a dairy farm…

•you can identify a Michigan accent…

•you learned to drive a tractor before the training wheels were off your bike…

•traveling coast to coast means going from Superior to Milwaukee…

•the “Big Three” means Miller, Old Milwaukee & PBR

•you used to think Deer Season was included as an official school holiday…

•the snow on your roof in August weighs more than you do…

•your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a cow next to your blue spruce…

•you think there should be a “FIB go home” bumper sticker on every car north of Madison…

•a Friday night out is taking your girlfriend shining for deer…

•you go to work in a snowsuit in the morning and return home wearing shorts…

•when you tell someone where you are from and they say: ‘I thought that was part of Canada…

•your idea of the seasons is Winter, Spring and the 4th of July…

•you think that Lutheran and Catholics ARE the major religions…..

•every sweatshirt you own is either red and white or green and gold.

•FFA was the most popular club in high school. (That's Future Farmers of America to the rest of you.)

•you have eaten a cow pie at the State Fair.

•the town you grew up in had a bar called Ma's Place.

•cheese is an important staple in your diet.

•there was at least one kid in your class who had to help milk cows in the morning…phew!

•you have to drive thirty minutes to the nearest movie theater.

•you know how to pronounce “brat”.

•you loved it when the Brewers hit a home run so the lady would slide from the huge keg into the mug of beer.

•Sunday morning at church involves lots of coffee, JellO molds and danish.

•Country Kitchen was the place to meet after the party. (or Perkins )

•you know someone who can use “ja, der hey” in a sentence.

•your school lost half their student body during deer season.

•at every wedding you have been to you have had to dance the hokey pokey and the chicken dance.

•you ever went to a wedding reception in a bowling alley.

•you know it's traditional for the bride and groom to go bar hopping between the ceremony and the reception.

•you own at least one cheese head.

•Sunday afternoons are sacred for the Packer game!

•you have ever been to State Street in Madison during a protest of something.

•you have been to at least one house party on Johnson Street in Madison.

•you get irritated at sports announcers that pronounce it “Wesconsin”.

•your high school class went to the Pabst Theater to see “A Christmas Carol”.

•you thought everyone drank from “bubblers”.

•you went to the local tavern on Friday night for Fish Fry.

•you have drank “white soda” (ie 7Up, Sprite, etc).

•you have experienced snow storms in April.

•you have had school closed due to wind chills and frostbite warnings.

•you know what a “flatlander” is and you know all the “why Wisconsin is better than Illinois” jokes.

•you get choked up when you hear the University Marching Band play “On Wisconsin”.

•you believe that Badgers will always beat Gophers.

•The Packers will always be better than the Vikings, no matter what the standings are.

•you have been to a “BoDeans” concert.

•you have ever partied at Summerfest, Festa Italiana,German Fest, Irish Fest or all of the above.

•you or someone you know was a “Dairy Princess” at a county fair.

•you have gone out of your way to eat ice cream at Gilles' or Kopp's.

•Goodyear Tire on any Saturday is busier than toy stores at Christmas

•driving is better in the winter because the potholes fill in with snow

•sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightie.

•the most effective mosquito repellent is a shotgun.

•you head south to go to your cottage.

•the trunk of you car doubles as a deep freezer.

•you play hockey outdoors 10 months a year.

•you can make sense out the words upnort and Trivers.

•you were offended by the movie Fargo.

•your idea of foreign culture is listening to Da Yoopers .

•you've seen a hodag.

•you know that Gotham is a real city.

•your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new machine shed.

•Bernie Brewer is your idol because he gets to dive in a giant beer mug.

•you tried to tap the Worlds Largest Six Pack.

•you have to go to Florida to get a tan in August.

•you have caught a fish in Lake Michigan and it glowed in the dark.

•you define swimming season as Labor Day weekend..

•you know where the city of Waunakee is AND can pronounce it

•you have more fishing poles than teeth.

•you've taken your kids trickortreating in a blizzard

•you know which leaves make good toilet paper

•you define Summer as three months of bad sledding…

•you decided to have a picnic this summer because it fell on a weekend…

•your whole family wears green and gold to church on Sunday.

•you can identify an Illinois accent.

•you know where Oconomowoc is AND can pronounce and spell it.

Post edited by: jojobear, at: 04/20/2012 11:32 AM

04/20/2012 02:20 PM
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You know you live in North Carolina when:

1) Stores don't have bags...they have sacks and are called Piggly Wigglys

2) You've ever had to switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in the same day

3) You would elect Richard Petty or Ric Flair for governor if he ever ran

You get the idea...Rednecks...LOL (BTW, I'm not a native)

04/20/2012 06:01 PM
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In California the word BRA means friend, a well constructed sentence would be ......."totally braaaaa"......which can have many different meanings depending on tone and inflection LaughingLaughing

04/21/2012 09:29 AM
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We have Piggly Wiggly's too!

04/21/2012 10:44 AM
jmickPosts: 13899
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You know you're from Jersey if...

You instinctively turn right every time you want to make a left.

Your coolness is attached to what exit you live off the parkway.

The beach is not the beach, it's "down the shore." "The beach" is in Florida.

You know someone who's had their foreign car turned upside down by disgruntled union members.


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