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post #1 of 56 Old 08-02-2009, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Talking You know you're from (insert name here) when....

Feel free to join in everybody. But I'll start, one per person, as in you can list a whole bunch but they have to be from where you live and only where you live.

You might be a Michigander ...

... if you define Summer as three months of bad sledding.
... if your definition of a small town is one that doesn't have a lake.
... if your family breaks into violence during the UM-MSU game (any sport!).
... if snow tires come standard on all your cars.
... if at least 50% of your relatives work for the auto industry.
... if you have ever gotten frostbitten and sunburned in the same week.
... if you can identify an Ohio accent.
... if owning a Japanese car was a hanging offense in your home town.
... if you learned to pilot a boat before the training wheels were off your bike.
... if you think Alkaline batteries were named after a Tiger outfielder.
... if you point at the palm of your right hand when telling people where you grew up.
... if you don't understand what the big deal about Chicago is.
... if someone asks you if you've been to Europe and you answer, "No, but I've been to Ann Arbor..."
... if "Down South" to you means Toledo.
... if you have any idea who Bob Ufer was.
... if octopus and hockey go together as naturally as hot dogs and baseball.
... if traveling coast to coast means going from Port Huron to Muskegon.
... if you refer to your relatives in southern Michigan as "trolls" or "lopers".
... if the "Big Three" can mean either Ford, Chrysler and GM or Domino's, Little Ceaser's and Hungry Howie's.
... if a Big Mac is something you can drive across.
... if you have no problem spelling Mackinac Island.
... if you had to get a passport to go to Ohio.
... if you have as many Canadian coins in your pockets as American ones.
... if your kid's baseball or softball games games have been ever been snowed out.
... if the trees in your backyard have spigots.
... if you know that a place called "Kalamazoo" really exists.
... if you bake with "soda" and drink "pop".
... if you know what a pastie is.
... if you drive 70 mph on the highway and pass on the right.
... if your favorite hockey team's mascot is an octopus.
... if you have a favorite hockey team.
... if you don't have a coughing fit from one sip of Vernor's.
... if you know how to play Euchre.
... if you classify your friends and relatives as "yoopers," "trolls," "Canadians," or "not from 'round here,".
... if you know at least 2 yooper jokes.
... if fudge and Bicycles remind you of your honeymoon.
... if you can name all 5 of the Great Lakes, and point to their locations around your left and right hands.
... if you don't cross picket lines.
... if you used to think Deer Season included an official school holiday.
... if you know that Pontiac and Cadillac are cities.
... if you've been to Hell and to Paradise and back again.
... if you had Tornado Drills in elementary school.
... if you know all the words to Gordon Lightfoot's classic ballad, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
... if you can actually pronounce Ypsilanti.
... if the first decision you have to make on an international trip is, "bridge or tunnel?"
... if you own only three spices - salt, pepper and ketchup.
... if you design your Halloween costumes to fit over a snowsuit.
... if you have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
... if you have 10 favorite recipes for venison.
... if Home Depot on any Saturday is busier than the toy stores at Christmas.
... if you've taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.
... if driving is better in the winter because the potholes get filled with snow.
... if you think everyone from the city has an accent.
... if you think sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightie with only 8 buttons.
... if you owe more money on your snowmobile than your car.
... if the local paper covers national and international headlines on l/4 page, but requires 6 pages for sports.
... if your snow blower gets stuck on the roof.
... if summer takes place the second week of July (and it still rains!!).
... if you know which leaves make good toilet paper.
... if you find -20F a little chilly.
... if the trunk of your car doubles as a deep freezer.
... if you attended a formal event in your best clothes, your finest jewelry and your snowmobile boots.
... if shoveling the driveway constitutes a great upper body workout.
... if you know the 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter, and Construction.
... if the municipality buys a zamboni before a bus.
... if you drink "Vernors" and play "Euchre".
... if you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 18 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 Pellston is the coldest spot in the nation.
... if your local Dairy Queen is closed from November through March.
... if you instinctively walk like a penquin for five months out of the year.
... if you have worn shorts and a coat at the same time.
... if "vacation" means going up north on I-75.
... if you know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
... if you often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
... if you can drive 65 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.
... if you see people wearing camouflage at social events (including weddings.)
... if you carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.
... if your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to your blue spruce.
... if you were unaware that there is a legal drinking age.
... if down South to you means Ohio.
... if a brat is something you eat.
... if your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new pole barn.
... if you go out to a fish fry every Friday.
... if your 4th of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.
... if your doctor tells you to drink Vernors and you know it's not medicine.
... if you know what a Yooper is.
... if you know that UP is a place, not a direction.
... if you know it's possible to live in a thumb.

"And somewhere in the northwoods darkness a creature walks upright. And the best advice you may ever get is: Don't go out at night..."
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post #2 of 56 Old 08-02-2009, 07:34 PM
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You know you are from Tennessee when:

You've never met any celebrities -- other than Fred Thompson.

"Vacation" means going to the family reunion.

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

You laugh when people from anywhere north of Tennessee try to say or spell "y'all."

It's "Mar-vull," not "Mary-ville."

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

A toboggan is a hat, not a sled.

You butter your hot biscuit by cutting it open, putting a slab of butter inside, and closing it back up again.

Pigeon Forge is not pronounced with a French accent.

Gatlinburg does have an "L" in it and it should be pronounced.

Sales tax is 9.75%.

You shop at Wal-Mart for groceries, not at a grocery store.

You don't drive in Knoxville on game day. EVER.

You or your friends chew.

You can't remember the last time you saw snow.

You know when Elvis Presley Day is.

You know all of the words to "Rocky Top."

You avoid going anywhere near Bristol Motor Speedway on race weekend.

You think it's worth it driving to Alabama just to save 1.25% on the sales tax.

You eat "dinner" at noon and "supper" in the evening.

Your Wal-Mart has specific parking spots for horses and buggies.

You use "commode" in conversations and absolutely no one knows what you're talking about.

You barely get snow days because there's hardly ever any snow. Better yet, you get snow days if your local weather stations predict even the slightest bit of snow!

You and everyone you know goes to one vacation spot: Panama City.

You know how to do the watermelon crawl.

Everything is COKE, and if you don't like it, tough. Ex: "You want a COKE?" "Sure." "Which kind?" "Dr. Pepper."

You're in a Carhartt jacket one day, shorts the next, and no one thinks anything about it.

Everyone you know owns a truck, and at least one of those trucks is just painted with primer or more colors than the rainbow.

You measure distance in minutes, not miles.

You drive through a rich neighborhood and see the wannabe redneck kids with their brand-new Fords and their designer holey jeans and cowboy hats.

Boomsday in Knoxville is equal to New Year's Eve at Times Square.

Knoxville becomes the third largest city every Saturday in the fall.

Sweet tea is THE questions, no exceptions. Most people from Tennessee begin drinking sweet tea even before they can drink out of sippy cups. Iced tea is appropriate for all meals, and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar!

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

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

All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.

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

You know what a "DAWG" is.

You carry jumper cables in your car -- for your OWN car.

You own only four spices: salt, pepper, Tabasco, and ketchup.

The local papers cover national and international news on one page but require six pages for local gossip and sports.

You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit "a little warm."

Fried catfish is "the other white meat."

You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good pinto-bean weather.

You're convinced you don't need driver's ed -- your father's and uncles' pickup trucks were training enough.

Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.

There are 5,000 types of snakes, and 4,998 live in Tennessee.

There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Tennessee plus a couple no one's seen before.

If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.

Onced and twiced are words.

It is not a shopping cart; it is a buggy.

Fire ants consider your flesh a picnic.

People actually grow and eat okra.

"Fixinto" is one word.

Backards and forwards means "I know everything about you."

Jeet? is actually a phrase meaning "Did you eat?"

You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you're done or it's too dark to see.

(And what is sad is every single one of those above is 100 percent true :P )

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post #3 of 56 Old 08-02-2009, 08:08 PM
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Ok here we go...

You know you're from Finland when... enjoy to sit in a hot room, naked and sweating, throwing water at the stove in the corner of the room.'s ok not to discuss with that person because you don't know him very well. You don't know what small talk means. It's better to be quiet than talk too much.
-in Easter, you allow your kids go door to door and bewitch people. Those people even give candy to your kids for that.
...there's a warm summer, colorful autumn, cold snowy winter and sunny spring around you. If you go North you can catch midnight sun in summer and period of darkness in winter.
...if you go to West you can find people who speak Swedish. If you go East you can find Russian tourists. celebrate Labor Day aka Walpurgis Night, especially if you're leftist, student or ex-student. In the midsummer you celebrate Midsummer and bewitch again.
...your upper secondary school (senior high) gradution cap reminds a cap of captain. perhaps take cruises to Estonia, especially to Tallinn. Often the cause behind those cruises is party severely or bring alcoholic beverages ashore.
...your alcohol culture isn't that sophisticated; most of time people around you don't drink, but when they drink they DRINK.
...for you, Sweden is not in Europe but in Scandinavia.
...if you're male, you do your conscription which means a year or half in army or non-military service. After that you'll be shifted to reserve and stay there unless war breaks out.
...there are many ways to say "I". Officially you says it "minä" but then there's a buch of dialect versions like "mie, mä, mää, miä.." know who Urho Kekkonen was... or at least you should know.
...despite of your age, you have a cellphone. It's all better if it's Nokia. know the meaning of the blue cross in Finnish flag. South or middle of the country there's lakes and forest around you; in North there's tundra and hills; even tree covered hills but no any mountain.
...Santa Claus arrives in Christmas Eve and he doesn't use a chimney but a door.

"On hyviä vuosia, kauniita muistoja, mutta kuitenkaan, en saata unohtaa,
Että koskaan en ole yksin, varjo seuraa onneain.
Vaikka myrsky hetkeksi tyyntyykin, varjo seuraa onneain.
Ja pian taas uusin hönkäyksin, varjo seuraa onneain.
Hei tuu mun luo, pieneksi hetkeksi. Puhutaan, varjoni, valkoiseksi enkeliksi."

Pelle Miljoona - Varjo seuraa onneain

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post #4 of 56 Old 08-02-2009, 08:10 PM
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You might be a New Yorker if...

You think there are two seasons. Winter and roadwork.

You have experienced pouring rain, blistering sun, sweltering heat, freezing cold, heavy sleet, and blizzards on the same day.

A "light rain" lasts four days.

You get frost bite and sun burn at the same time

All halloween costumes are big enough to fot snow suits underneath
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post #5 of 56 Old 08-02-2009, 08:10 PM
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lmao some of those are very funny

You know from Ontario when.....

"Your national animal is a furry little rodent, with buck teeth that swims"
"You had to ask permission to secede from British rule"
"Your national food is named after the least edible part of your national animal"
"Anyone not from Ontario asks how far you are from T.O"
"People ask if you know someone from any other province"
"You have built an igloo"
"you complain about the winters being to cold and the summers too hot"
"You end your questions with eh"

all i could think of right now
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post #6 of 56 Old 08-02-2009, 10:59 PM
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lol, k here it goes....
you know your from Saskatchewan when...

You design your Halloween costumes to fit over a snowsuit.
The mosquitoes have landing lights.
You have more miles on your snowblower than your car.
You have 10 favourite recipes for wild meat.
You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightie with only 8 buttons.
You owe more money on your snowmobile than your car.
You know the 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Not Winter, and Almost Winter.
your other vehicle is a Massey
You've had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day
You find -25 degrees to be warm.
Your emergency road kit consist of jumper cables and a bottle of rye
Your idea of a traffic jam is waiting to get onto Highway 2 at the Turbo
"Vacation" means "back to school" shopping in Moose Jaw, and if you're lucky, Saskatoon.
You understand, and become quite emotional, when some outsider doesn't know the difference between a farmer and a rancher.
You catch yourself "getting down" to the radio jingles for post-emergent broad-leaf weed control.
You rent off-season storage space for your snowmobile on a week-by-week basis.

If it wasn't for the bad stuff.... it wouldn't make winning so great.
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post #7 of 56 Old 08-02-2009, 11:41 PM
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you know your from So Cal when...

White Christmas buying a frosted tree
Shorts are appropriate 11 months out of the year
When taco bell doesn't qualify as Mexican food
When speaking Spanish is neccesary
When the snow you ski on is manufactured
When your horse meds are from Tijuana

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post #8 of 56 Old 08-03-2009, 04:58 AM
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-You’re suspicious of pink fish, and wouldn’t want to eat it out of choice.
-But you like eating rotten fish (and sheep’s heads).
-Despite the cold, Ice cream is a very popular choice of snack.
-You consider a Toyota Hi-Lux a “runabout” and an F150 a small car.
-There is no such thing as having overly large wheels on your vehicle.
-Icelandic jumpers are actually waterproof and windproof so may be used in all conditions.
-Driving 150km to the cinema is regarded as normal.
-You classify route 1 as a “main road”
-Reykjavik is a big city.
-You like Opal as you’ve been conditioned to like the flavour from an early age with the same brand sweets.
-You have an involuntary impulse to say “How do you like Iceland?” when meeting a foreigner for the first time.
-You use a credit card for all purchases, especially for less that Kr100.
-You have been caught speeding by the police at least 5 times in the last year.
-and when you get caught speeding you get a “25% discount” if you pay on the spot with a credit card.
-You have Christmas lights up in your room all year round.
-You have an urge to be a student in Denmark.
-You eat rhubarb jam with beef.
-Soup is considered a dessert.
-The biggest partys revolve around horse and sheep festivals.
-Going to a bar before 1am is seriously uncool, but queuing to get in at 5am isn’t.
-Whilst waiting for the correct time to go to the bar, you make as many circuits as necessary in your car on a “Rśntur” around the town, stopping at regular intervals at the local petrol station.
-Although not particulary interested in whaling or whale meat, you like to take part to wind up the international community.
-You have a personal blog, and treat this as the primary communication system with your friends.
-Cod liver oil is non-negociable.
-You think any plant taller than 15cm is a “tree” and 5 together are known as a “forest”.
-You believe in trolls (when foreigners are in earshot), and think they live in “suspicous looking rocks”.
-You are proud of topping the world league tables on life expectancy, quality of living, and lowest age at losing your virginity.
-You can actually pronounce the beer Egilsgull.
-You have never heard of Magnus Magnusson, despite him being the most famous Icelander (ok after Björk)
-There is no such thing as a time when you can’t say “Haa?”
-You like using the letters š and ž, but get confused by the letter z.

All but the denmark one are so very true Especially the last one (I hate z x) )
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post #9 of 56 Old 08-03-2009, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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More from Michigan plus one....

You show people where you're fromby pointing to a spot on the backof your left hand. (Especially useful if you're from the Thumb or theLittle Finger.)

The only place in the world can youexperience all four seasons in one day.

You know what a
'party store' is.

You've never met any celebrities, besides Tim Allen.

"Vacation" means either driving up I-75 or going to

At least one member of your family disowns you the week of the
Michigan / Michigan State game.

Your idea of a traffic jam is 40 cars waiting to pass an orange barrel.

Half the change in your pocket is

You drive 86 mph on the highway and pass on the right.

You know how to play (and pronounce)

It's easy to get
Vernor's ginger ale, Better Made chips, Sanders hot fudge sauce, and Faygo pop.

You've had to switch on the heat and the air conditioning in the same day.

You bake with
SODA and drink POP.

The movie "Escanaba in Da Moonlight" wasn't funny. You consider it a documentary.

Your little league game was

The word "
thumb" has geographical rather than anatomical significance.

You measure distance in minutes.

When giving directions, you refer to "
A Michigan Left."

You know that
Kalamazoo not only exists, but is only 100 miles from Hell.

You know when it has rained because of
the smell of worms.

You believe that
"down south" means Toledo.

Your idea of a seven-course meal is a six-pack and a bucket of

You can see a car running in a parking lot with no one in it, no matter what time of the year.

end your sentences with a preposition; example: "Where's my coat at?"

All the
festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, or animal.

You think of the four major
food groups as beef, pork, BBQ sauce, and beer.

You carry
jumper cables and snow chains in your trunk.

Your favorite holidays are Christmas,Thanksgiving, and the opening of
Deer Season, which you consider a National Holiday (honestly in Michigan you will find that very few schools actually have school on November 15th.)

You’ve ever used the word

You attend a formal event in your best clothing, finest jewelry, and
snowmobile boots.

If you can drive 70mph through a blizzard and not bat an eye.

If you know that the best tools for fixing things are Duct tape, super glue, and a hammer.

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

"And somewhere in the northwoods darkness a creature walks upright. And the best advice you may ever get is: Don't go out at night..."
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post #10 of 56 Old 08-03-2009, 10:58 AM
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everyone is "fixin" to go someplace or do something

Sweet tea is the only tea

There are more trailer communities then housing developments

Ugh i haven't lived here that long and I'm not from GA but I definitely dont have anything good to say about the area I live in LOL
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