April 12, 2012

You Know You’re From Alabama (or the South) If…..

This was on a friend’s Facebook page and I just had to copy and share!

You know you're from Alabama when:

-You have a party or a barbeque when 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 have family who 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 call it a “buggy” and not a shopping cart.
-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 though you may not, you know someone who eats them anyway.
-You think that people who complain about the heat and humidity in other states are sissies.
-You aren’t surprised to find rental movies, groceries, ammunition and bait all in the same store.
-Asian food is always “CHINESE” regardless of the fact that it may actually be Korean or Japanese or Thai.
-People actually grow, eat, and like okra.
-Mamanem means the whole family. (“Are mamanem comin?”)
-You measure distance in minutes or hours.
-You’ve ever had to switch from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day.
-You know what “cow tipping” is.
-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 know the difference between redneck, hillbilly, and southerner.
-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, all schools will close.
-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 and it is just the polite thing to do.
-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, gospel, or classic rock on the radio.
-A tornado warning siren or sever thunder storm is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.
-Almost everyone you know is Baptist or Methodist.
-A Mercedes Benz isn’t a status symbol. A Chevy Silverado Extended Bed Crew Cab is.
-You know everything goes better with Ranch dressing, especially hot wings.
-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.

You actually get these jokes and your friends do too Send a kiss

And as we like to say here in the South:   “American By Birth, Southern By The Grace of God!”

29 comments:

Christine said...

This is fun reading for me,(a Pacific Northwesterner),as I drank my cup Double Tall Cappuccino, Extra Dry.

Kat from California said...

My stepsister is definitely not from the south. She had her wedding on Super Bowl Sunday. Yikes! I don't watch sports but even I know better than doing that. Even though I'm from California I often think I should be from the south and I haven't even been there yet. Thanks for the laughs, Katharine

NanaDiana said...

I am rolling here, Judy! I love it. I SOOO miss living in the South. I used to get the biggest kick out of my neighbor saying he was going to go "carry Mama down to thu store". SOME of your rules apply here, too, except you have to change the team to Green Bay Packers and add chicken booyah to the menu. Thanks for the laugh this morning-xo Diana

Michelle said...

I love this! haha. I'm from Oklahoma and I moved to Kansas and let me tell you, they all thought I was from the deep south as soon as I opened my mouth. I guess I have a lot of "ya'll" in my speech! LOL. I didnt think Oklahoma was THAT far south of them, they should hear ya'll talk! I love a nice southern accent and lady with a mannerly sharp tongue, like the Sugarbakers on Designing Women...remember that show! loved it! Have a good weekend Ya'll! :)

Sara said...

Southern, and proud of it! (Smiling)

Kristi~The Slipcover Girl said...

That gave me a good laugh! All true! from a G.R.I.T.S girl!

Mimi said...

Love it, love it from a true Georgia Peach!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Yep, a true Southerner here! My NY daughter-in-law laughs at my "fixin" to do something.
Hugs, Sherry

Marisa said...

Funny stuff. I live in Alabama now, we have been here 3 years, but I am originally from GA.

thistlewoodfarm said...

hahahahahaha! I loved this.....and I agree with everything. I am fixin' to go to Walmart in my Chevy truck.....lol :)

blessings,
karianne

Elizabeth Ann said...

Judy, this was great thanks for sharing. Mr. EA and I laughed out loud as I read it to him.

Thank you so much for stopping by my booth today. It was good to catch up. I will pray that things with your mother will get better and that her arm will heal.

Joyfully,
Elizabeth Ann

Laura said...

This is an amazing list and even though I am a Texan, I recognize many similarities.

Aren't we lucky?

Laura
White Spray Paint

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Mrs.Garcia said...

Love it!

Mrs.Garcia said...

I love it! Southern Girl born and raised in the South. Proud to be GRITS(GIRLS RAISED IN THE SOUTH) Southern Belle

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