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You Know You're from North Carolina When . . .
Old 10-13-2008, 12:28 AM
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Default You Know You're from North Carolina When . . .

  • You've never met ANY celebrities
  • "Vacation" means goin' through Rocky Mount on the way to Kings Dominion
  • You've seen all the biggest bands...ten years after their last hit
  • You measure distance in minutes
  • Down South to you means South Carolina
  • You know Pepsi originated in New Bern, Cheerwine in Salisbury, and that Mountain Dew was invented in Fayetteville
  • You know Coke tastes better in the little bottles and that peanuts make coke taste even better
  • You have an opinion about UNC. You went there and loved it, or you hate everyone who did
  • Your folks have taken trips to the mountains to look at leaves
  • Your school took a field trip to the State Fair in Raleigh
  • You would elect Richard Petty or Ric Flair for governor if he ever ran
  • You watched as Dale Earnhardt was the only man who ever lived who could go 200 mph, spin somebody out, flip them the bird, call them a you-know-what, and win the race all in the last lap
  • You skipped school to go to Dale Earnhardt's memorial service
  • Your friends have to buy gloves and winter coats if they go to college at Appalachian or Western Carolina
  • You know a bunch of people who have hit a deer
  • You know a few that have also hit a bear
  • You remember watching the ACC Tournament on television at school
  • The local newspaper covers state, national, and international headlines in one page, but sports require six pages
  • Most men in town consider the first day of deer season a national holiday
  • Fifty degrees Fahrenheit is "a little chilly"
  • You have no problem spelling or pronouncin' "Conetoe" or "Top Sail"
  • Your school classes were canceled because of cold
  • Your school classes were canceled because of heat
  • Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waitin' to pass a tractor on the highway
  • Your school classes were canceled because of a hurricane
  • Your school classes were canceled because of hunting
  • Your school classes were canceled because of a livestock show
  • You've rode the school bus for an hour...each way
  • Brown Liquor is a household staple
  • You know more about ACC basketball than professional basketball
  • You know everyone claims to hate Senator Jesse Helms but somehow he has never lost an election
  • You know the Carolina League is the greatest baseball league in the country
  • You think South Carolina was dead weight well shed
  • You know tea is served sweet unless you specifically asked for unsweetened
  • You've ever had to switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in the same day
  • You think ethanol makes your truck run a lot better
  • Stores don't have bags...they have sacks and are called Piggly Wigglys
  • You see people wearing bib overalls at funerals
  • You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it no matter what time of the year
  • You end your sentences with a preposition, for example, "Where's my coat at?" "What's that made out of?"
  • All the festivals around the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, or tobacco
  • Priming was your first job...and you know what it means
  • Your idea of a really great tenderloin is when the meat is twice as big as the bun and comes with cole slaw on top
  • You say catty-wampus, yunto, ill-ass, and ah-ite.
  • You know the difference between a deer dog, a bear dog and a coon dog by the way they bark
  • You put security lights on your house and your garage and leave both of them unlocked
  • Your four seasons are almost summer, summer, still summer, and highway construction
  • You can tell if another North Carolinian is from Eastern or Western North Carolina as soon as he opens his mouth
  • You know Krispy Kreme makes the best doughnuts!
  • You can spell words such as Ocracoke, Fuquay-Varina, and Chocowinity
  • You know the best BBQ is found in Lexington
  • You think the four major food groups are beef, pork, beer, and Jello salad with marshmallows
  • When asked how your trip to any foreign, exotic place was you say, "It was different"
  • Hyde County is considered a foreign or exotic place
  • In the Piedmont, you see all the grown-ups go out and play in the snow
  • Schools and churches hold barbecue fundraisers with banana puddin' as the dessert
  • Your folks would rather eat at Bojangles's than McDonald's
  • You have actually uttered the phrase "It's too hot to go to the pool"
  • You consider being a "Pork Queen" an honor
  • You carry jumper cables in your car
  • You know the following: Duke-Smart Asses, State-Farmer's Kids, Carolina- Preps, ECU- Drunks.
  • You faithfully drink Pepsi or Mt. Dew everyday of your life.
  • You know what "cow tipping" is.
  • You have your own secret bbq sauce.
  • You or your neighbors have more hunting dogs than you have family members.
  • You visit the NC State Fair mainly to see your neighbor's prize chicken.
  • You know where Barney Fife stays when he goes to Raleigh. (The YMCA.)
  • You say, “it don’t” instead of “it doesn’t.”
  • At least one of your female relatives has dipped snuff.
  • You eat collards, hog jowl, and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day.
  • You sometimes eat country ham, grits and eggs for supper.
  • You measure your heating bill by the chord
  • Your luxury car is a 4x4
  • You know what a turkey shoot is
  • “Onced” and “twiced” are words.
  • It ain't the Civil War, its the War of Northern Aggression
  • Ya know what a pig pickin' is
  • A seven course meal to you means a pack of Nabs and a Pepsi
  • You remember when Easter Monday was a Holiday
  • The tractor is under your carport instead of your car
  • You know how much a "mess" of anything is
  • You say "tater" instead of "potato"
  • You say "skeeter" instead of "mosquito"
  • You say "possum" instead of "opossum"
  • You say "coon" instead of "raccoon"
  • You brag on your new John Deere
  • You know that "barbeque" means cookin pork on an open pit and a "cook out" is grilling hamburgers and hotdogs
  • Your past tense of the verb "to see" is "seen", as in "I seen ya at the auction yesterday."
  • You know that "Pop" is a sound; and "Soda" is used for baking
  • You show this to some NC friends 'cuz ya know it's true, darlin'
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