Thursday, June 4, 2009

You know you're from Alabama when....

  • You have a party or a barbecue whenever Alabama plays Auburn in football.

  • You go to Gulf Shores every summer.

  • You call the Atlanta Braves baseball team "us" like they're actually from Alabama.

  • You would much rather visit Florida than California.

  • You don't "take", you "carry" or "tote"... as in "You want me to carry you down to the 7-11?"

  • A soft drink isn't soda, cola, or pop, it's Coke.

  • You've said "fixin' to," "might could," or "usetacould" during the last week.

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

  • You can properly pronounce Arab, Eufaula, Opelika, Loachapoka, Bayou La Batre, and Oneonta.

  • You know exactly what chitlins and mountain oysters are, and you know someone who eats them anyway.

  • You think that people who complain about the humidity in other states are sissies.

  • You aren't surprised to find rental movies, groceries, ammunition and bait all in the same store.

  • You've missed a wedding or a funeral to go to a football game.

  • Asian food is always "CHINESE" regardless of the fact that it may actually be Korean or Japanese or Thai.

  • You call it a "buggy" and not a shopping cart.

  • People actually grow, eat, and like okra.

  • Mamanem means the whole family. ("Are mamanem comin?")

  • You measure distance in minutes.

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

  • You know what "cow tipping" is.

  • The local papers cover national and international news on one page but require 6 pages for sports.

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

  • You know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas.

  • You know whether another Alabamian is from east, west, or middle Alabama as soon as they open their mouth.

  • Visiting Wal-Mart is a favorite pastime.

  • You can drive without your license because you know if a cop stops you he'll know you and let you go.

  • You know the difference between redneck, hillbilly, and southerner.

  • This is a "Wash Rag".

  • You think everybody from the north has an accent.

  • Y'all is a word.

  • There is no such thing as tea.. it's sweet tea.

  • If a single snowflake falls, the town is paralyzed for three days, and it's on all the channels as a news flash every 15 minutes for a week. All grocery stores will be sold out of milk, bread, bottled water, toilet paper, and beer. If there is a remote chance of snow, and if it does snow, people will be on the corner selling "I survived the blizzard" tee-shirts, not to mention the fact that all schools will close at the slightest possible chance of snow.

  • Your directions include "when you see the Waffle House" or "turn on the dirt road."

  • You say "sir" and "ma'am" if there's even a chance someone is even thirty seconds older than you.

  • The falling of one rain drop causes all drivers to immediately forget all traffic rules; so will daylight savings time, a girl applying eye shadow in the next car, or a flat tire three lanes over.

  • There is nothing but country on the radio.

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

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

  • You know everything goes better with Ranch dressing.

  • This is a "Hose Pipe".

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

  • Krispy Kreme doughnuts are the only doughnuts that exist.

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

  • You don't assume the car with the blinker light on is actually going to turn anytime in the near future.

  • Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.

  • You think a green light means the pace car has just left the track and It's time to go racing.

  • **I totally got most of these from Facebook, I just thought they were too funny not to share!**

    What are some of your "regional" quirks??


    1. Well sweetie, I'm from Texas and most of those apply here. Sounds like "everyday talk" to me... Luv your blog, you just crack me up girl!!

    2. Thats halarious! When I drove thru Alabama for the first time I was in awe of what a beautiful state it is!

    3. Robin, these are so funny! A goodly percentage of them apply to Texas, especially the one about snow! Thanks for the big laugh to start my day. Hugs, Kathy

    4. Robin, That was great, I want to go find some for Indiana/Cincinnati, ha. I know up here we say Please, when we mean, excuse me I didnt hear that. And we think Cincinnati chili is the ONLY chili worth eating and you eat it with onions, cheese, and spaghetti, or on a bun with a hotdog. Up here in Indiana, Deer hunting opening day, IS A National Holiday, lol. And what is the difference between a redneck, hillbilly, and a southerner??? Thanks for a fun post! Have a great weekend, Sue

    5. Robin: This is SO funny and you know I can relate girl! I love it everyday! I have a client who always says "aneverthinglikeat"

      Which translates to" and everything like that. Everyone knows when I have talked to him, cos' then I have to say it!!

      Hey, only a southerner would be able to understand him!

      Have a great weekend!

      Lou Cinda :)

    6. Sue, here are some definitions for you....

      Redneck: A slang term, usually for a rural white southerner who is politically conservative, racist, and a religious fundamentalist (see fundamentalism). This term is generally considered offensive. It originated in reference to agricultural workers, alluding to how the back of a person's neck will be burned by the sun if he works long hours in the fields.

      A Hillbilly: Usually found living in sparsley populated areas away from the hustle & bustle of city life. Hillbilly's don't care what city folk think of them. Their apperance & what you think of them is not high on their priority list.
      And they are ususally happy and content with what they have.

      Southerner: A true southerner is moralistic, kind, practices southern hospitality, has an actual sense of humor, and sees more to life than rushing around in a city all day. Most southerners are well educated and have a strong sense of moral value.

      I hope that explains!!


    7. yep.. most of these apply to anyone from your neck 'o the woods to oklahoma and south to texas! lolol

      love ya girlie.. thanks for the giggle!!

      have a great weekend!!

      PS.. made my first sale!!

    8. That is just too funny. Isn't Alabama great. We truly have the best weather, I think. The Hose Pipe one cracks me up. My husband is from SOUTH Alabama and he cals it a Water Hose. He like to pick on me for calling is a hose pipe. I pretty funny.

    9. I love it !!!! Definitely made my day better !!

    10. FABULOUS! We totally love Florida too! We try to get to Destin as often as we can- heaven on earth! Ever been to Fudpuckers?!

    11. I don't "get" most of what you said but I do know Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, although I don't know anyone that eats them. In Oregon breakfast is granola with flax and fresh blueberries with a handfull of vitamins, a couple of tablespoons of probiotics and a juice chaser. My parents were both from Texas so I do know remember, uggg (sorry, I'm gagging)okra. Hilarious list. You are the first person I know from Alabama and it sure sounds like a fun place to live.

    12. Robin, you need to let Marla in on what we 'fix' for breakfast, especially on weekends. No granola served at my house.

    13. Robin!

      sounds a lot like Mississippi to me! Whenever I visit Mamanem we got to Wal Mart no less than once a day! And, yes, I planned my wedding based on a football game (Ole Miss/MS State)

    14. That is too funny and for the sweet hubby grew up in Arab, AL. His mother still lives in Grassy!!!

    15. hahhaha! I remember some of those terms from living in Virginia, like "buggy".."fixin to"..."usedtocould"...
      In Washington state you know how to pronounce Sequim, Puyallup, Enumclaw, Issaquah, Steilacoom, and Sammamish.

      You or someone you know works at Boeing or Microsoft.

      You can tell the difference between Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean and Thai food.

      You know that "The Wave" started in Seattle at Husky Stadium.
      Did y'all know that? I didnt until I moved here.. LOL! :)

    16. Amen. This is 100% true. Unfortunately, haha.


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