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  1. #31
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    Sep 2007
    Lake Tippecanoe, IN


    You know you're from Indiana if...
    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".
    Tippecanoe Lake, IN

    "Growing Older But Not Up!"

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Lake Tippecanoe, IN


    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.
    Tippecanoe Lake, IN

    "Growing Older But Not Up!"

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Dec 2006


    You know a couple is from Alabama if:

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

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Panama City Florida


    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!

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Traverse City, MI


    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!)
    2013 Outback V

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

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    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.
    2008 LSV
    Wetsounds 3-some on tower. Wetsounds in boat. Wetsounds XS12 Sub. Green LEDs interior.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Henderson, NV


    leave it to the spammers to revive an ancient thread...

    that said there's some funny chit on page 1 that I sure don't remember back in the day
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Mar 2021
    South Georgia


    Moderator, just delete the spammer alaxandra242.

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