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zegm
09-17-2008, 01:39 PM
Recently I might have offended a few people (Northeners) due to some remarks I posted. So in an attempt for all of to better understand each other I am listing here some facts about people from the state of Florida. Hopefully this will help explain a Floridian! Please list any facts you have from your state so that we can all become a tight knit Moomba Family!

You know you're a Floridian if....

~ You know socks are only for bowling.


~ You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.

~ You know 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 and you have not used it in years.

~ You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

~ You know anything under 70 degrees is chilly.

~ You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

~ You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.

~ Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2005.

~ 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 or Hurricane Frances. You know them as Andrew, Charley , Frances , Ivan and Jeanne.

~ You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave.

~ You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.

~ 'Down South' means Key West

~ Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.

~ You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

~ You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

~ A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

~ You know the four seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer.

~ You've hosted a hurricane party.

~ You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Withlacoochee , Apopka, Ocoee and Micanopy and you know where they are.

~ You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.

~ You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

~ You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years.

~ You recognize Miami-Dade as

moombadaze
09-17-2008, 01:57 PM
thats some funny stuff there and all true!

Mrs.Daze
09-17-2008, 02:56 PM
You know you're a Floridian if....

~ You know socks are only for bowling.


~ You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.

~ You know 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 and you have not used it in years. And jackets are for inside use and taken off outside.

~ You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

~ You know anything under 70 degrees is chilly. For some under 80 is chilly!

~ You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

~ You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix. A true statement.

~ Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2005.

~ 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 or Hurricane Frances. You know them as Andrew, Charley , Frances , Ivan and Jeanne.

~ You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave. (They're more than welcome as long as they stay off the roads between 7-9 AM and 4-6 PM :))

~ You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.

~ 'Down South' means Key West

~ Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church, but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.

~ You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

~ You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls. Yes, I've had to scold my mother on this one when she visited.

~ A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

~ You know the four seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer.

~ You've hosted a hurricane party.

~ You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Withlacoochee , Apopka, Ocoee and Micanopy and you know where they are. (Ok, but can you say NW cities/towns like Puyallup, Sequim, Wenatchee, Snoqualmie, Issaquah, Yakima and Spokane?)

~ You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.

~ You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

~ You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas and New Years.


Good list Zegm!

aintskeered
09-17-2008, 03:13 PM
Zegm, I had a hard time sliming this one down. But here are a few!

You know your from Colorado IF:

You switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in one day.

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

The bike on your car is worth more than your car.

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

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

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

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

You have surge protectors on every outlet.

April showers bring May blizzards.

'Timberline' is someplace you have actually been.

You know what a 'Rocky Mountain oyster'.

You know what a 'fourteener' is.

A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you nearly as much as a Democrat in Congress does.

SPF 90 is not out of the question.

People from other states breathe 5 times as often as you do.

Thunder has set off your car alarm. .

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

You've used "checking for ticks" as an excuse to get someone naked.

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

You've gone snowskiing in July & gone sunbathing in January.

You'll eat ice cream in the winter.

"Humid" is over 25%.

You say "the interstate" and everybody knows which one.

You don't think Coors beer is that big a deal.

You've gone off-roading in a vehicle that was never intended for such activities.

You always know the elevation of where you are.

You wake up to a beautiful, 80 degree day and you wonder if it's going to snow tomorrow.

You actually know that South Park is a real place not just a show on TV.

You've made naked snow angels.

You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels "sticky" and you notice the sky is no longer blue

byronkoz
09-17-2008, 03:13 PM
Some things on your list I've never heard of, like Publix? Love bug season? And whats the deal with blue roofs? The socks are for bowling thing is funny.

Ok so how about us Californians??

1. Your co-worker has 8 body piercings and none are visible.

2. You make over $300,000 and still can't afford a house.

3. You take a bus and are shocked at two people carrying on a conversation in English.

4. Your child's 3rd-grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring, and is named Flower.

5. You can't remember if pot is illegal.

6. You've been to a baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor.

7. You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown, and you can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian.

8. You can't remember is pot illegal?

9. A really great parking space can totally move you to tears.

10. Gas costs $1.00 per gallon more than anywhere else in the U.S.

11. Unlike back home, the guy at 8:30 am at Starbucks wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses who looks like George Clooney… really IS George Clooney.

12. Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.

13. You can't remember... is pot illegal?

14. It's barely sprinkling rain and there's a report on every news station: "STORM WATCH."

15. You pass an elementary school playground and the children are all busy with their cells or pagers.

16. It's barely sprinkling rain outside, so you leave for work an hour early to avoid all the weather-related accidents.

17. HEY!!!! Is pot illegal????

18. Both you AND your dog have therapists.

19. The Terminator is your governor.

20. If you drive illegally, they take your driver's license. If you're here illegally, they’ll give you one.

byronkoz
09-17-2008, 03:19 PM
Aintskeered, whats a fourteener?

A bear on your front porch doesn't bother you nearly as much as a Democrat in Congress does.
Im not real big on polotics but thats funny!!

aintskeered
09-17-2008, 04:03 PM
"fourteener" Thats a big rock which is taller than 14,000 ft above sea level. We have 55 of them up here.

Hodag
09-17-2008, 04:51 PM
To represent the folks from Wisconsin:

You know you are from Wisconsin when...

Your whole family wears green and gold to church on Sunday.

You refer to the Packers as "we."

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

You measure distance in hours.

You know several people who have hit deer more than once.

You use a down comforter in the summer.

You drive at 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard,
without flinching.

You see people wearing hunting clothes at weddings.

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

You think of the major food groups as venison, fish, and berries.

You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road
construction.

You buy your Christmas presents at Fleet Farm.

You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to
use them.

You define summer as three months of bad sledding.

At least 50% of your relatives work on a dairy farm.

You have gotten frostbitten and sunburned in the same week.

You can identify an Illinois or Michigan accent.

Down South to you means Chicago.

The "Big Three" means Miller, Old Milwaukee & PBR.

You know a brat is something you eat and Eau Claire is not.

You can pronounce and spell Oconomowoc.

You know what a bubbler is.

A Friday night out is taking your girlfriend shining for deer.

Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your
blue spruce.

You go out for fish fry every Friday.

You can recognize someone from Illinois from their driving.

You've seen a hodag.

You used to think Deer Season was a national holiday.

You can make sense out of the words upnort and Trivers.

You decided to have a picnic this summer because it fell on a weekend.

You only know three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.

You design your kids Halloween costumes to fit over a snowsuit.

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

And last but not least - You have more hours on your snow blower than your Moomba.

zegm
09-17-2008, 05:42 PM
Hey Everyone these are GREAT!!!!! Keep them coming!!!!!

Publix is the Macy's of Grocery Stores!!! Everything else is a Walmart!

Blue Roofs, when a hurricane visits and damages the roof (mostly missing shingles) you will get a free blue tarp from FEMA to keep the water out while you wait for the roofers to repair yours. Sometimes this can take months because of the number of roofs damaged and the limited supply of roofing companies. But as you look across the horizon you see every other roof is blue!

Love Bug!!!! Ah the love bug, they are very similiar to lighting bugs in size without the lights. They come out during the summer and will completely cover the front of your car as your drive, cleaning them off the windsheild and grill of your car can take hours. Now the funny part, how they get the name!!!! The male and the female are always joined together doing something, you never see them separated. Maybe this is where the name came from!!! :D

MrsZ
09-17-2008, 06:25 PM
Zegm, that is a good one!

Mrs. Daze, Georgia girls can not say words like ....uh those names you said.

byronkoz, THAT was hilarious! I knew there was a reason I used to wanted to go to CA when I was in my 20s!

Hodag,( You see people wearing hunting clothes at weddings) THAT happens in Georgia too....Especially in my family!

I am still laughing at all of them :)

04OUTBACK
09-17-2008, 06:48 PM
good stuff..

Mississippi gets pretty much the worst of all the lists..
(love bugs, humidity, mosquitos, blue tarps, hittin deer with tha car, huntin clothes at a wedding (Camo is Sunday go to meeting Wear) I work for a hunting company, so I see lots of this.. I actually have pics of a Miss. High School couple in Camo Tux and Camo Prom Dress...
Last weekend and this weekend are Gator Season on the river where I ride!

Mississippi....
You sure don't know what a snow blower or snow shovel is!

Of course, while we are talking about Hunting clothes...
You know why Univ. Tennessee chose Orange as their team color

It's universal..... Wear to game on Saturday, Hunting on Sunday, and to work on the highway on Monday...

Cheers..

yearround
09-17-2008, 07:11 PM
Aintskeerd hit Colorado pretty good,

i would add:
you have snow skied and water skied in the same day, and have the ability to do so at least 10 months a year

you know what the "mud season" is and you look forward to the better lodging rates for weekend vacations

Sled491
09-17-2008, 07:19 PM
Man these are great! Cali cracks me up. Funny out of Colorado and that Democrats comment especially considering some of the goings on in Colorado Springs area, I love it. Ah Wisconsin, my current alma mater, we can't begin to explain how much the people of Wisconsin are oblivious to the goings on of the rest of the world. Where our capital city, Madison, is also reffered to the "Peoples Republic of Madison".

gcombe74
09-17-2008, 08:55 PM
most of these fit really well ...

you gotta just love UTAH!


Green jell-o with carrots mixed in doesn't seem strange.

You can pronounce Tooele.

The U is not just a letter - Neither is the Y.

You are not surprised to hear words like "Darn, Fetch, Flip", "Oh, My Heck" and "Shoot".

Your tulips get snowed on three times after they come up and twice more after they bloom.

Hunting season is a school holiday.

The largest liquor store is the state government.

You can go skiing and play golf on the same day.

30% humidity is muggy and almost unbearable.

Somewhere in your family tree is a polygamist.

You know the difference between a 'Steak House' and a 'Stake House'.

You can see the stars at night

You were an aunt or uncle before you were three.

Your spouse's mother was pregnant at your wedding.

You have more children than you can find biblical names for.

Your family considers a trip to McDonald's a night out..

Your first child was conceived on your honeymoon.

You drink Coke from a brown paper bag.

You consider a temple recommend a credit reference.

You believe that you must be 18 or older to order coffee at a restaurant.

You wonder why fire truck drivers honk when you drive 35 mph in the left lane on the freeway.

You think Jack Daniels is a country western singer.

You can make Jell-O salad without the recipe.

You have two gallons of ice cream in your freezer at all times.

Your father-in-law thinks Ronald Reagan was a liberal.

Cars in the slow lane are traveling the fastest; cars in the fast lane are traveling the slowest; cars in the middle lanes are always trying to exit.

You have to ask for the uncensored version of "Titanic."

Hotel rooms all have the Book of Mormon.

You buy your wardrobe at the local grocery superstore.

You learn about the Mormon Church by taking history in elementary school.

Schools stay open, even if two feet of snow falls overnight, but close for the opening of hunting season.

People wear shorts and T-shirts if the temperature rises above 32 degrees.

There is a church on every corner, but they all teach the same thing.

The most popular public transportation system is a ski lift.

People drive to Idaho (or Arizona) to pick up a gallon of milk so they can play the lottery.

In-state college football rivalries are bigger than the Super Bowl.

Every driveway has a minivan and a pickup truck.

When you buy a new vehicle, cigarette lighters are optional equipment but gun and ski racks are standard.

Every time a new family moves into your neighborhood, the local elementary school has to hire a new teacher.

Your paycheck has an additional 10 percent deduction.

"Temple recommends" is acceptable identification for cashing a check.

More movies are filmed in your town than in Hollywood.

You make a toast with red punch at your wedding reception.

You have more raw wheat stored than some Third World countries.

Your idea of a good time is playing Pictionary in the cultural hall.

Your idea of a wild party is a six pack of Pepsi and a PG-13 movie.

You measure Kool-Aid by parts per million.

You think "You're a 10 cow wife" is a compliment.

dtlaine
09-17-2008, 09:00 PM
Hodag -

I actually called a bubbler a bubbler the other day, and everyone looked at me like I was crazy. Nobody knew what it was.

Go Badgers!

McMoomba
09-17-2008, 09:00 PM
If you are from Texas :

You can properly pronounce the town Mexia, Waxahachie and Mesquite.
You measure distance in minutes
All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit or a vegetable
You know what "cow tipping" and "snipe hunting" are.
The best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance
Hot water now comes out of both taps.
You learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron
You are, or have known someone that used a football or NASCAR schedule to plan their wedding date.
Mercedes Benz is not a status symbol; a Ford F350 4x4 is.
It doesn't matter if it's 30 degrees and snowing, if you order tea it will come with ice in it. If you want hot tea, you better be specific
Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road with all four feet in the air. (Sometimes holding a bud bottle)
You are, or have known someone who has had a belt buckle bigger than your fist.
You aren't surprised to find beer, movie rentals, ammunition, and bait all in the same store.
Your "place at the lake" has wheels under it.
There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in Texas.
There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Texas, plus a few no one has ever seen before.
Fixin'-to is one word
"Jeet?" is actually a phrase meaning, "did you eat?"
People actually grow and eat okra.
Coldbeer is one word.
A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola, or pop....It's a Coke regardless of brand of flavor.

jester
09-17-2008, 09:05 PM
Wow you gues have some great ones. Now you know if your from Oregon If:

• You throw an aluminum can in the trash and feel guilty.
• You use the words 'sun breaks' and know what it means.
• You know more than 10 words to describe a cup of coffee.
• You complain about Californians as you sell your house to one for twice as much as you originally paid
• You never go camping without water-proof matches and ponchos.
• You design your kids Halloween costume around a poncho.
• You stand on a deserted street corner in the rain waiting for the light to change (if there even is a light).
• You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.
• You obey all traffic laws except keep right and left passing.
• You only honk your horn if collision is imminent and never for anything else.
• You know that there is differnt type of rain.
• You have been to the beach, Water skiing and snow skiing in the same day.
• You consider swimming an indoor sport.
• You consider something a "hill" (not a mountain) if it doesn't have snow on it or has not recently erupted, regardless of its altitude.
• You can't tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Thai food.
• In the winter, you go to work in the dark, come home in the dark, and only have an 8 hour day.
• You've ever tasted Pace extra mild picante sauce.
• You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a really nice restaurant.
• You consider "etiquette" a foreign word.
• You personally know someone from California.
• You resent being called a weirdo.
• You drool at the world's worst spaghetti sauce.
• You find a wallet with $500 and give it back to the owner.
• You used to live somewhere else but won't admit it publicly.
• You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.
• You've ever ordered a half caff/decaf, nonfat mocha grande with sugar-free cranberry whip (or you know what it is).
• The bride & groom registered at REI.(sport supply store)
• You know that weddings will be atleast 10 miles from the closest city and you better take your 4 wheel drive so you can make it.
• You know how to make micro brew beer
• You call Bud light piss water and not beer.
• You are amazed at an accurate weather forecast.
• If someone ran your car off the highway, you might drown.
• You'd be miffed if the store was out of your favorite brand of water.
• Every day is casual Friday.

MrsZ
09-17-2008, 09:33 PM
I HAVE to go to bed and quit reading these! McM: It looks like Texas could be GA! I say Jett supper? all the time to my kids! And they drink Coke too (even if it is a Sprite)! And Zegm always makes fun of me for sayin Fixin.... Like I'm fixin-to run.

jmvotto
09-17-2008, 11:46 PM
These are good I like the bear and the democrat.

I don't live new the city but these are good.(see)




You Know You're from New York When...

1) You're 35 years old and don't have a driver's license..

2) You ride in a subway car with no air conditioning just because there are seats available. You and the other three passengers look at each other and know you have pure grit.

3) You take the train home and you know exactly where on the platform the doors will open that will leave you right in front of the exit stairway.

4) You know what a "regular" coffee is

5) It's not Manhattan, it's the "City".

6) You get upset that a cabbie is obeying all the rules of the road

7) You're willing to take in strange people as roommates simply to help pay the rent.

8) There is no North and South. It's uptown or downtown. If you're really from New York you have absolutely no concept of where North and South are.

9) You cross the street anywhere but on the corners and you yell at cars for not respecting the fact.

10) You move 8,000 miles away, spend 10 years learning the local language and people still know you're from Brooklyn the minute you open your mouth.

11) You return after 10 years and the first foods you want are a "real" pizza and "real" bagel.

12) A 500 square foot apartment is large.

13) Your co-worker commutes 45 minutes by train to a 2,000 square foot house in the suburbs that was the same price as that same 500 square foot apartment of yours that takes only 35 minutes to get to and you think he's a sucker.

14) You know the differences between all the different Ray's Pizzas.

15) You are not under the mistaken impression that any human being would be able to actually understand a P.A. announcement on the subway.

16) You have at least 50 menus in your apartment, two thirds of which you have neither ordered from nor even heard of.

17) You wouldn't bother ordering pizza in any other city.

18) You know that off - the - shelf insecticides are just laughing gas to the superior roaches cohabiting with you in the 500 square foot apartment.

19) You get ready to order dinner every night and must choose from the 4 major food groups: Chinese, Italian, Mexican or Indian.

20) You're not in the least bit interested in going to Times Square on New Year's Eve.

21) Your internal clock is permanently set to know when Alternate Side of the Street parking regulations are in effect.

22) You know what a bodega is.

23) You know how to fold the New York Times in half, vertically, so that you can read it on the subway or bus without knocking off other passenger's hats.

24) Someone bumps into you, and you check for your wallet.....

25) You don't even notice the nice lady walking down the road having a perfectly normal conversation with her self.

26) You pay "only" $230 a month to park your car.

27) You cringe at hearing people pronounce Houston St. like the city in Texas.

28) The presidential visit is a major traffic jam, not an honor.

29) Film crews on your block annoy you, not excite you. (They take up all the parking spaces!)

30) You can nap on the subway and never miss your stop.

Appleknocker
09-18-2008, 01:04 AM
I’ve only lived in Wisconsin for 3 years now, Michigan for the other 27 so for tonight I will post on Wisconsin. Tomorrow will be Michigan’s turn.

Your From Wisconsin If

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 38 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by.

If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights each year because Park Falls is the coldest spot in the nation.

If the local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March.

If you instinctively walk like a penguin for five months out of the year.

If you may not have actually eaten it, but you
have heard of Head Cheese.

If you have either a pet or a child named "Brett,"

If your town has an equal number of bars and churches.

If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation
with someone who dialed a wrong number.

If you know how to say Oconomowoc, Waukesha,
Menomonie & Manitowoc.

You refer to people from Illinois as “FIBS” or “FIB WABS” (This is my favorite)

moombadaze
09-18-2008, 09:28 AM
for my home state
You Know You're From Washington When...

You know the state flower (Mildew)

You feel guilty when you don't recycle.

You use the phrase "sun break" and know what it means.

You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.

You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.

You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.

You've stood on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" Signal.

You understand that if it has no snow or has not erupted, it is not a real mountain.

You can taste the difference between Starbuck's, Seattle's Best, Veneto's, Peet's, and Tully's.

You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.

You consider swimming an indoor sport.

You are well versed in the difference between Japanese, Chinese and Thai food.

In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark -- while only working eight-hour days.

You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho. You are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain," and "Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers."

You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.

You can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover.

You notice "the mountain is out" when it is a pretty day and you can actually see it.

You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.

You switch to your sandals when it gets about 60, but keep the socks on.

You've actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.

You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.

You knew immediately that the view out of Frasier's window was fake.

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

04OUTBACK
09-18-2008, 10:01 AM
Apple
Looked it up.. LOVE the FIB WAB.. hilarious.

Appleknocker
09-18-2008, 02:08 PM
Well I said last night I would post on Michigan, so here it goes.

You Might Be From Michigan If....

If you go on vaction somewhere and everyone ask's if your from Canada.

If you think your from God's country.

If you look forward to when it snow's so your lawn looks as good as the neighbor's.

If your truck has a bumber sticker that reads "Loud Pipes Save Lives"

If your truck has a bumber sticker that reads don't laugh your daughter might be in here.

If you need a step ladder to get in your truck.

If you think that 15 below zero is warm.

If you put more hours on your snow blower than your Moomba.

If you refer to the Auto industry as the "Big Three"

If you call your relatives down state "Trolls" or your relatives in the U.P "Yoopers"

If you call the Mackinac Bridge the gateway to Hell or gateway to Heaven which ever direction you are traveling in.

You understand that when visiting Detroit, the best thing to wear is a Kevlar vest.

If you bake with "soda" and drink "pop".

If you have been to the Big Gay bar in Gay Michigan.

If you know what a "Fib or a "Fib Wab" is.

zegm
09-18-2008, 02:22 PM
Again this are Great and thanks for everyones input! Keep them coming!!!

OK the FIB WAB is over my head?????

04OUTBACK
09-18-2008, 02:50 PM
Google it Mike..
not family friendly..

WAB is with a boat..

Appleknocker
09-18-2008, 03:15 PM
If you really want to know what a “Fib” is check this web site out. http://www.city-data.com/forum/wisconsin/15230-whats-f-i-b.html This is meant to be in good fun and I hope it doesn’t offend anyone.

Mrs.Daze
09-18-2008, 08:51 PM
If you really want to know what a “Fib” is check this web site out. http://www.city-data.com/forum/wisconsin/15230-whats-f-i-b.html This is meant to be in good fun and I hope it doesn’t offend anyone.

Very funny! Deerfield, are you gonna stand for that? :) Great job guys on all of those!

zegm
09-18-2008, 09:12 PM
Appleknocker,

That was Great!!!! We can actually use that one down here too, those Ill. tags seem to be one of the most frequently seen around here during the spring!

Sled491
09-18-2008, 10:44 PM
Z try this one "GD FIB WAB"

wolfeman131
09-18-2008, 11:20 PM
I'm only on year 10 of living in GA, but have found all of these too true . . .

1. You can properly pronounce Chickamauga, DeKalb, Dahlonega, Senoia, Buena Vista, Valdosta, Okefenokee, and La Fayette.

P.S. Atlanta = ADD-LANNA not AT-LANT-A.
P.S.S. Fayetteville = FET-VUL (the county seat of FET COUNNY)
P.S.S.S. and don’t even THINK that Houston county has anything to do with Texas!

2. You know that Forsyth is nowhere near Forsyth county, Jefferson is nowhere near Jefferson county, Jackson is nowhere near Jackson county....and the name of the Cairo High School football team is the Syrupmakers!

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

4. A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.

5. Stores don't have bags or shopping carts, they have sacks and buggies.

6. You think everyone from a Yankee-state has an accent, even if you are a Yankee

7. You go to the lake because you think it is like going to the ocean.

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

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

10. You know everything goes better with Ranch dressing.

11. You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned how to multiply.

12. Ironically, you only crave Chick-Fil-A on Sundays...when it is not sold.

13. On one side of the road there's Wal-Mart and on the other is a cotton field.

14. The directions to your house include "turn off the paved road."

15. Y’ALL is a word.

16. Fried chicken is a major part of your diet

17. Krispy Kreme doughnuts are the only kind of doughnuts you eat.

18. You call it a cold Christmas if you don't break out in perspiration in your new sweater.

19. When a single snowflake falls, the entire state shuts down, even if it doesn't stick. The radio and TV news will make snowstorm reports every 10 minutes and the grocery store will be completely sold out of bread, milk, bottled water and toilet paper.

20. People actually grow, eat and like okra!

21. You know the difference between a hillbilly, a redneck, and a Southerner.

22. Your dog and your wallet are both on chains.

23. Panama City Beach, Florida is a big deal.

24. You understand that at least once a year your car will turn yellow with pollen.

25. You know at least one Bubba, and maybe a few guys named Bo.

26. You say "tuna fish sandwich."

27. You use "Sir" and "Ma'am" if there's a remote possibility that the person you're talking to is least 30 minutes older than you are.

28.You love sweet tea, mashed potatoes, biscuits, and all Southern comfort food...and Southern Comfort!

29. You know you're from Georgia if you have a flip-flop tan year round

30. You know you’re from Ga if you’ve ever used "The Big Chicken" as a basis for directions.

31. You know you're from Georgia if you get dressed extra nice TWICE a week. Once on Sunday morning for church, and once on Friday night for the football game

And finally...

41.. You are 100% Georgian if you have ever had this conversation:

"You wanna Coke?"

"Yeah."

"What kind?"

"Dr. Pepper"

bigbadjon_LSV
09-19-2008, 06:18 AM
You know you're from Indiana if...
OR
You know you're a Hoosier if....


You think the state bird is Larry.

There's actually a college near you named "Ball State."

Your feelings get hurt whenever someone points out the acronym for Purdue University is PU.

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 going to Indiana Beach or Holiday World (Santa Claus, IN).

At your county fair, you see all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.

You measure distance in minutes.

You know several people who have hit a deer.

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 had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

Stores don't have bags, they have sacks.

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

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.

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."

You install security lights on your house and garage, then leave both of them unlocked.

You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, beer, and Jell-O salad with marshmallows.

When asked how your trip was to any foreign, exotic place, you say, "It was different."

You carry jumper cables in your car regularly and your wife/girlfriend >knows how to use them.

You drink "pop".

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

You think nothing of it in spring and fall to be stuck behind a farm implement driving on the roads. You just hope it's not a hog truck or a manure spreader.

High school basketball games draw bigger crowds on the week- >end than movie theaters, IF you have a movie theater.

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

Newspapers have international news &headlines on one page but requires six for local sports.

You can repeat the scores of the last eight NBA games, but, unless the MVP is a Hoosier, you are not sure who he is.

You can see at least two basketball hoops from your yard.

The biggest question of your youth was IU or Purdue.

Indianapolis is the BIG CITY.

Getting stuck by a train is a legitimate excuse for being late to school.

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

Everyone knows who the town cops are, where they live, and whether they're at home or on duty.

To you, tenderloin is not an expensive cut of beef, but a big, salty, breaded piece of pork served on a bun with pickle.

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

You know all four seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, construction.

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

You could never figure out spring forward-fall back, so screw Daylight Savings Time!

You can say "French Lick" without laughing out loud.

You know Batesville is the casket-making capital of the world and you're proud of it.

You catch frogs at the crick.

If you want someone to hear you, you holler at 'em.

You know that baling wire was the predecessor to duct tape.

You refer to a green bell pepper as a "mango".

bigbadjon_LSV
09-19-2008, 06:22 AM
This is too true! Hilarious!

Guidelines to Understanding the Hoosier Culture:

1. Know the state casserole. The state casserole consists of canned green beans, Campbell 's cream of mushroom soup, and dried onions. You can safely take this casserole to any social event and know that you will be accepted.

2. Get used to food festivals. The Indiana General Assembly, in an effort to grow bigger athletes, passed legislation years ago requiring every incorporated community to have at least one festival per year dedicated to a high-fat food. It is your duty as a Hoosier to attend these festivals and buy at least one elephant ear.

3. Know the geography. Of Florida , that is. There are Hoosiers who couldn't tell you where Evansville is but they know the exact distance from Fort Myers to Bonita Springs That's because all Hoosiers go to Florida in the winter. Or plan to when they retire. Or are related to retired Hoosiers who have a place in Sarasota . Hoosiers consider Florida to be the Lower Peninsula of Indiana. If you can't afford to spend the winter in Florida , use the state excuse .. which is that you stay here because you enjoy the change of season. You'll be lying, but that's OK. We've all done it.

4. Speaking of Indiana weather, wear layers or die. The thing to remember about Indiana seasons is that they can occur at anytime. We have spring-like days in January and wintry weekends in October. April is capable of providing a sampling of all four seasons in a single 24-hour period. For these reasons, Indiana is the Layering Capital of the World. Even layering, however, can pose danger. Golfers have been known to dress for hypothermia and end up dead of heat stroke because they couldn't strip off their layers of plaid fast enough on a changeable spring morning.

5. Don't take Indiana place names litera lly. If a town has the same name as a foreign city --- Valparaiso and Versailles , for example --- you must not pronounce them the way the foreigners do, lest you come under suspicion as a spy. Also, East Enterprise has no counterpart on the west side of the state South Bend is in the north. North Vernon is in the south and French Lick isn't what you think either.

6. Become mulch literate. Hoosiers love mulch and appreciate its subtle differences. Learn the difference between hardwood, cypress and pine bark at a minimum. Researchers think the state affinity for mulch derives from its relatively flat terrain. People have a subconscious need for topography, and when it can't be supplied naturally, they are more likely to make little mulch hillocks in their front yards. (It's great for Impatiens!)

7. You gotta know sports. In order to talk sports with obsessive fans in Indiana , you have to be knowledgeable on the three levels -- professional, college and high school. The truly expert Indiana sports fan knows not only the name of the hotshot center at Abercrombie and Fitch High School, but also what colleges he's interested in, how much he bench-presses, who he took to the prom, and what he got on his biology quiz last week.

8. Remember that Hoosiers are never the first to embrace trends. When they do embrace them, they do so with a Midwestern pragmatism. For example, if you see a Hoosier with a nose ring, there's a good chance he's had it undercoated to guard against rust.

9. The best way to sell something in Indiana is to attach the term "Amish" to it. The product need not be genuinely Amish. This would explain the existence of Amish moo shu pork.

Bombguy
09-19-2008, 10:40 PM
You know a couple is from Alabama if:

There's tobacco juice down both sides of the truck.

zegm
09-19-2008, 11:49 PM
I noticed we haven't heard from Jessie???

All of these are great and there are so many interesting and funny things expressed here. They are enjoyable to read and have had me and MrsZ laughing several times and at the same time say to each other, "that is so true!!!!"
Please keep them coming!!!!!

And if you come to visit us and you want a drink just ask for a Coke!

ian ashton
09-20-2008, 11:59 AM
You know your from Michigan;(Specifically SE MI)

When you go on Vacation and somebody asks where you are from and you are used to hearing them gasp with terror when you tell them "Detroit"...


If you go 'Downtown' and there is more vacant land than in the suburbs and beyond...


If you use your hand as a map to give someone directions...


If you get pissed at the car infront you of in the fast lane only going 95 mph.


When replacing the wheels on your car is a twice a year 'maintence' item due to potholes.


If you can't imagine buying a car without the 'employee' pricing.


When you budget into your travel expense the traffic tickets you will undoubtedly incur when passing through Ohio.


You love Faygo pop. (Always at least a few Faygo Grapes and Rock-n-Ryes in the boat cooler!)

madriding1
09-23-2008, 05:28 PM
You're from Colorado if you'll eat ice cream in the winter.





When the weather report says it's going to be 65 degrees, you shave your legs and wear a skirt





It snows 5 inches and you don't expect school to be cancelled.




You'll wear flip flops every day of the year, regardless of temperature.




You have no accent at all, but can hear other people's. And then you make fun of them.




'Humid' is over 25%.




Your sense of direction is: Toward the mountains and Away from the mountains.




You say 'the interstate' and everybody knows which one.




You think that May is a totally normal month for a blizzard.




You buy your flowers to set out on Mother's day, but try and hold off planting them until just before Father's day.




You grew up planning your Halloween costumes around your coat.




You know what the Continental Divide is.




You don't think Coors beer is that big a deal.




You went to Casa Bonita as a kid, and as an adult.




You've gone off-roading in a vehicle that was never intended for such activities.




You always know the elevation of where you are.




You wake up to a beautiful, 80 degree day and you wonder if it's going to snow tomorrow.




You don't care that some company renamed it, the Broncos still play at Mile High.




Every movie theater has military and student discounts.




Everybody wears jeans to church.




You actually know that ** South Park ** is a real place not just a show on TV.




You know what a 'trust fund hippy' is, and you know its natural habitat is Boulder




You know you're talking to a fellow Coloradoan when they call it Elitches, not Six Flags.




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




Your two favorite teams are the Broncos and whoever is beating the crap out of the Raiders.




When people out East tell you they have mountains in their state too, you just laugh.




You go anywhere else on the planet and the air feels 'sticky' and you notice the sky is no longer blue.