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08-18-2005, 04:28 PM
You know you're from ___ when....


08-18-2005, 06:51 PM
You Know You're From West Virginia When...

>>>You know what commodity cheese is.

Hey! Don't knock it til ya tried it. Good stuff.

>>>You cook green beans for hours.

That's the only way to cook from fresh snapped beans. Used to snap those things on grandma's porch for hours too.

>>>Your parents have threatened to have you sent to Pruntytown.

Doesn't everyone's?

>>>You know at least one couple who went to Virginia or Maryland to get married.

Including myself?

Now I should look at OH, NH, NC and VA, as I've lived in all of them. LOL

08-18-2005, 06:58 PM
ROFL! How very true! Just hitting my latest two states.

You Know You're From Virginia When...
Speed limits are just suggestions

You know yellow light means at least 5 more cars can get through. (Yeah, least. Probably also happens everywhere else.) A red light means 2 more can.

You are amazed when you go out of town and the people at McDonalds speak English

An inch of snow and you miss 3 days of school

For the cost of your house, you could own a small town in Iowa

If you stay on the same road long enough, it will eventually have three new names.


You Know You're From New Hampshire When...
You say "wicked" instead of "really."

Motorcycle Weekend is the highlight of your summer

When you take your yearly trip into Boston, you "pak ya cah in Havad Yad"

You go out of state and don't understand what "tax" means on your receipt

You can visit Berlin, New London, Bethlehem, Lisbon, Lebanon and Dublin all in one afternoon.

You can actually pronounce Kancamagus. (That's Kank-a-mang-us for all you'se southerners...or simply known as "The Kank")

You can recognize someone from Massachusetts from their driving.

08-18-2005, 11:49 PM
I'm from Michigan, and grew up in Traverse City, (northern MI:)) but now live in Jackson.

You know you're from Northern MI when...

You can tell a person is a 'fudge' regardless of whether they have fudge in their possion.

sooo true. LOL I can pick 'em out :)

Tourists make you late all summer but snow doesn't slow you down at all
It's completely understandable to have an umbrella, snow shovel and swimsuit in your vehicle all on the same day.

You know you're from Michigan when...
You can identify an Ohio accent. :lol:
The Big Mac is something that you drive across.
You bake with soda and drink pop.
You know how to pronounce "Mackinac".
The word "thumb" has a geographical rather than an anatomical significance. so true... and you point out where you live to people by using the back of your left hand :)
At least one person in your family disowns you for the week of the Michigan/Michigan State football game. Well in my family, if you aren't rooting for U of M... well, then you better not be around during that game :lol:

Half the change in your pocket is Canadian, eh.
You show people where you grew up by pointing to a spot on your left hand.
You know what a "Yooper" is.
Your car rusts out before you need the brakes done
Half the people you know say they are from Detroit... yet you don't personally know anyone who actually lives in Detroit
"Up North" means north of Clare.
You know what a pastie is.
You occasionally cheer "Go Lions- and take the Tigers with you."

You know more about chill factors and lake effect than you'd EVER like to know! - thats so true! Especially growing up in TC!

When giving directions, you refer to "A Michigan Left."
You never watch the Weather Channel - you can just assume they're wrong.
The snowmen you make in your front yard actually freeze. Solid.
The snow freezes so hard that you can actually walk across it and not break it or leave any marks.
All your shoes are called "tennis shoes", even though no one here plays tennis anyway.

08-19-2005, 11:59 AM
They could've written the Canadian coins one for NH as well. In fact, NH vending machines are specially designed to NOT take those suckers. I pawned them all off on VA machines when we moved down here. LOL!

08-20-2005, 12:46 PM
You laugh when people from anywhere north of TN tries to say or spell "y'all" It's a plural people!!!
Sales tax is 9.5%. ARGGHH, sad but true

It's "Knox-vull" not "Knox-ville"

A tabogan is a hat, not a sled. Doesn't everybody wear a tabogan when it's cold (i.e. less than 50F)?

You don't drive in Knoxville on game-day. EVER. I worked at a restaurant in Kville a couple of blocks from the stadium. On game days we would have a 5-6 HOUR wait and no one minded because they'd just be sitting in traffic if they tried to go somewhere else anyway.

08-20-2005, 01:41 PM
This is a lot of fun -- but I just realized the most fascinating thing isn't looking at and chuckling about the ones from your own state(s) but seeing how absolutely foreign sounding some of the things from other states sound!! Amazing how diverse we still are in this country -- I love it!

I really must know -- what is a Michigan Left?


08-20-2005, 01:58 PM
I'm not good at explaining it, so lol I did a google search, and here is something that explains it with pictures :)

Yeah the vending machines here don't take Canadian coins either, I usually try to get rid of them right away.


08-20-2005, 03:27 PM
The Michigan left hand turn is the craziest thing I have ever seen (I just chekced out your link), but I was brought up in Mass - a "Rotary" is our claim to driving fame!"

"When you approach a rotary (traffic circle), you must yield the right-of-way to any vehicles already in the rotary. If traffic is heavy in the circle, stop at the edge of the rotary and wait until you can safely enter. Only a few states in the U.S. have traffic rotaries, and as a result, many drivers are not familiar with the right-of-way rules. Be especially careful and generous when extending the right-of-way to other drivers." In practice, older cars in worse condition than yours, and other drivers who fail to make eye contact, always have the right of way in a rotary." I kid you not - that quote is from the website!!
Others from Massachusetts...............

You say bubbler instead of water fountain.

You live on a "private road" that is unpaved and more rutted than roads in rural Dominan Republic. Oh yeah - the town/city doesn't plow them either!

You think of $280,000 as cheap for a house.

You know what a Fisher Cat is.

Your school classes were canceled because of frozen and burst pipes.

You know how to say Shrewsbury (shoes-bree), Worcester (Wusta), Marlborough (Marl-Bro), Leicester (lester), Leomenster (lemon-ster).

The mention of Bill Buckner makes you cry.

You think nothing of commuting two hours each way to work.

You think 70 degrees is hot and a perfectly fine time to go to the beach or pool.

Stuff that is open until ten is "late" and staying out until eleven is a "late night out."

08-20-2005, 04:01 PM
Wow, that rotary thing sounds confusing! :) lol There are a few traffic circles here and there, but I always avoid them!

I hadn't actually used a Michigan left until I moved to Grand Rapids 2 years ago. So they were kind of confusing at first, but once I was used to them, I loved them! Where I live now, they don't have any either. It makes turning left so much easier, and not having to wait for a green arrow.


08-20-2005, 04:08 PM
Hey Liz I Love Your Postings!!!!!!!! Do You Remember Country Club Pop???
Reading Your Post Reminds Me How Much I Love Living In Michigan, I Was Born In Florida!!!!!!!

08-20-2005, 04:13 PM
You know, I dont remember that one!

Where at in MI do you live?


08-20-2005, 04:18 PM
I'm From Detroit!!! Ha, Ha, Ha!!! But, Really I Live In Taylor, Grew Up In Westland!!!

08-20-2005, 04:57 PM
:) I live in Jackson. I grew up in Traverse City though, and lived in GR last year. I miss GR! :)


08-20-2005, 10:59 PM
The MI left looks similar to VA Beach, but here, they do have a left turn lane at the lights. Problem is, there aren't enough lights to cover everything and it's all divided highways. So they have left turn lanes interspersed throughout the roads and you have to make a U-turn to get to where you want to go on the other side of the road.

I had a very hard time trying to keep from laughing out loud one time with my boss. She and I were headed to D.C. and she got "stuck" in a traffic circle. She couldn't figure out how to get to the outside lane to take her turnoff because she was afraid of the other cars in that lane. We went around that sucker half a dozen times!

08-21-2005, 12:06 PM
Oh MY GAWD, I thought NJ with it's "Jug handles" was bad ( The only state I think that you make a right in order to make a left!).but the Michigan Left beats all!

08-21-2005, 06:38 PM
You live within 45 minutes of at least three different malls.

Someone at the beach once called you a benny.

You can see the New York City skyline from some part of your town.

You know what CCM is and a good percentage of people from your high school go there.

You've seen or been in a fight between a Rangers fan and a Devils fan.

You have or know someone with mafia connections too.

You think the New York Jets should be called the New Jersey Jets.

You have at least one friend who drives a truck.

You've been camping.

You've been in a town or city where Spanish is spoken more than English.

You can't remember when Clifton didn't win a softball championship.

You know where to get drugs in Paterson, Newark, or New York.

You've been to a party in the woods.

You've purchased fireworks in Chinatown.

You played in a P.A.L league.

You liked the Jets even before this season.

You know where to get a freshly cooked Taylor Ham, Egg and Cheese sandwich at 2 a.m.

You've been to the Sussex County Fair.

You remember Action Park and may have been seriously injured there.

At some time you got on the wrong highway trying to get out of Willowbrook Mall.

Z-100 used to be your favorite radio station, now it's K-Rock.

You think people from South Jersey talk funny.

Every single place you've ever worked had a "back" that was entirely staffed by hispanic people with the radio blasting salsa music.

Most of your friends are at least 2 different ethinic groups (probably one of them being italian)

You'd rather be getting tortured in the jungles of vietnam than on ANY highway in north jersey at rush hour.

You think that even people living in South Jersey are hicks.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from North Jersey.



08-21-2005, 06:46 PM
Here are my favorites . . .

You know you're from Los Angeles when:

* You eat a different ethnic food for every meal
* You know it's best not to be on the 405 at 4:05 pm.
* You know what "sigalert", "PCH", and "the five" mean.
* If your destination is more than 5 minutes away on foot, you're definitely driving.
* Your TV show is interrupted by a police chase. (when I was a kid my Saturday morning cartoons were interrupted by the police scene at OJ Simpson's house!)
* You can't fall asleep without the lull of a helicopter flying overhead. (I would add, and a police siren in the distance!)
* You've ever bought oranges, flowers, cherries or peanuts on a freeway off-ramp.
* You've started crossing a street and returned to the curb when the DON'T WALK sign started flashing. (I totally do this, it has been really hard to adjust to Rhode Island!)
* You eat pineapple on pizza. (I seriously don't get why people don't get pineapple on pizza around here!)
* You are awakened in the middle of the night by a moderate earthquake. Your reply: "That ain't even a 5-pointer" and go back to sleep.
* You think you are better than the people who live "Over the Hill". It don't matter which side of the hill you are currently residing, you are just better than them, for whatever reason.
* You live 10 miles from work. It takes you 60 minutes to get home.
* You know what In N Out is and feel bad for all the other states because they don't have any.

And my favorites...
* When giving directions , you follow up with the phrase: "With/Without traffic."
* You say you live in LA when really you live in a subsection of a subsection of a subsection of LA.
* It's sprinkling and there's a report on every news station about "STORM WATCH '99"
* You call 911 and they put you on hold. (I personally know people this has happened to!)

Now I live in Rhode Island, but having only been here a year I still don't get most of the "you know you're from Rhode Island when" jokes. Here are the few I have gotten though:

* You know what "3 all the way" means.
* You have pulled out of a sidestreet and used your car to block oncoming traffic so you could make a left-hand turn. (I call this the "rhode Island left")
* You've boasted about the money you saved at the Christmas Tree Shop.
* You know how to pronounce Pawtucket, Cowesett, Usqepaug, and Narragansett. (Actually, I don't know how to pronounce Usqepaug, but I know the others!)
* You use the expression "down-city" for downtown.
* You know what "ProJo" stands for.
* You always start giving directions by saying, "Well, you get on 95"
* You know where "NiRoPe" comes from.
* You know you need "quahogs" to make "stuffies".

08-24-2005, 12:20 AM
Hehehe these are so true:

You know you are from Arkansas when: ...
-"Vacation" means goin' through Harrison on the way to Branson.
-Down South, to you, means Louisiana.
-You have no problem spelling or pronouncin' Ouachita or Possum Grape.
-You know what Toad Suck and Booger Holler are.
-You call a shopping cart a buggy.
-You've "offered" someone an "***-whoopin'. " (haha oh yeah)

lol I recieved an email of this before, but it had something that said "you think a tractor driving on the road is normal" or something like that and its so true.. and also something about road kill haha

08-24-2005, 12:39 AM
You know you're from Ohio when you recognize a Michigan accent,
you can tell what part of Ohio someone is from (north or south) by their accent,
give driving directions in terms of minutes not miles,
call soda "pop,"
think nothing of opening a beer before noon,
think nothing of your grandma having a beer,
say "please" when you really me "excuse me," "could you repeat that?" "yes, I'd like some," etc., etc.
Live within a half hour's drive of six colleges
Jeff Foxworthy actually has a list of "You may be from Ohio if . . . ." (

08-24-2005, 01:13 PM
You know you're from Ohio when you
call soda "pop,"
LOL! I was born and raised in OH, then spent most of the rest of my life in WV. But when I moved to NH, the first time we visited the Outback Steakhouse just over the MA border there, I ordered a diet pop. The waitress said "what?" I said a "diet pop". She looked at me like I was nuts. I said "diet pepsi or coke". She said "OHHHHHHH, a SODA!" :lol:

08-24-2005, 01:27 PM
You can tell somebody "ain't from round here" when they call it either a soda or a pop (or a soda pop for that matter). It's a Coke which can then be specified to be Sprite, diet or even Pepsi. ;)

08-24-2005, 06:10 PM
this is where I lived most of my life:

You Know You're From Florida When...
You own at least five pairs of flip flops

You know someone who's been struck by lightning

You're more scared of the freaks who live down the street than gators

Your backyard is sometimes a swamp

You're officially sick of Disney

You shrug off hurricane warnings

You've been permanently blinded by fat men in speedos

There are only two seasons - hot and hotter

You've drank a flaming alligator.

I live in ohio now, but well I just don't get them, LOL