Friday, December 12, 2008

You know you are from Georgia...

I got this in an email and thought I would share being from GA myself I though it was pretty darn funny I hope ya'll enjoy

You know you are from Georgia.....

You can properly pronounce Chickamauga, DeKalb, Dahlonega, Smyrna, Buena Vista, Valdosta, Okefenokee, and La Fayette.

You think people who complain about the heat in their states are sissies.

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

You know that the true value of a parking space is not determined by the distance to the door, but by the availability of shade

Stores don't have bags or shopping carts, they have sacks and buggies

You've seen people wear bib overalls at weddings and funerals

You think everyone from a Yankee-state has an accent

You measure distance in minutes.(OR TURN AT THE OLD OAK TREE)

You go to the lake because you think it is like going to the ocean.

You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit (I always do this)

You know cowpies are not made of beef

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

You know someone who has a belt buckle bigger than your fist.

Almost everyone you know is either 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

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

Ironically, you only crave Chik-Fil-A and alcohol on Sundays..when neither are sold.(LOL...YEP)

On one side of the road there's Wal-Mart and on the other is a cotton field.

The directions to your house include "turn off the paved road."

"YALL is a word.

Fried chicken is a major part of your diet

Krispy Kreme dounuts are the only kind of dounuts you eat.

You call it a cold Christmas if you don't break out in a sweat in your new sweater.

When a single snowflake falls, the entire state shuts down, even if it doesn't stick. The radio and TV news will make snowstorm reports every 10 minutes and the grocery store will be completely sold out of bread, milk, bottled water, toilet paper, and beer.(OH YEA IT DOES)

People actually grow, eat and like okra!

You know the difference between a hillbilly, a redneck, and a Southerner.

Your dog and your wallet are both on chains.

Panama City Beach, Florida is a big deal.

. You understand that at least once a year your car will turn yellow with pollen.

You know at least one Bubba, and maybe a few guys named Bo.(YEP)

You say "tuna fish sandwich." (not tuna sandwich)

You use "Sir" and "Ma'am" if there's a remote possibility that person you're talking to is least 30 minutes older than you are

Braves=good. Yankees=bad.

You love sweet tea, mashed potatoes, biscuits, and all Southern comfort food...and Southern comfort(OH YEAH)

You don’t appreciate it, You preciate it

Your last words might be, "Yall watch this."

Herschel Walker, Larry Munson, Sid Bream, Hank Aaron are legends

You say and know what "I bet your sittin in tall cotton right now" means

You use the heater in the mornin and AC in the afternoon during the "winter" season

You might have heard of people finding their lost boat in a lake that has dried up recently

.You know that Hurricanes are those the really big storms that give us lots of rain and a lil wind while at the same times destroys Florida!

You know the metal cages with wheels that u put things in at various stores are called Buggys!....Not Shopping Carts!

And finally...This one is the absolute Gospel truth! I have said this so manytimes!!

You are 100% Georgian if you have ever had this conversation: "You wanna coke?""Yeah.""What kind?""Dr Pepper

I everyone got a kick out of this and I hope everyone has a great weekend. My sister's baby shower is this weekend I am so excited.



Kim & Ryan said...

It must be true, cause I'm an Illinois Yankee and I don't understand or agree with 95% of them. =)


christycarter said...

Oh, my God. I think I might be from Georgia. I love this place.

Darlene said...

I'm originally from Texas and live in Oklahoma now and that could go for both of those places too....funny!!!

Sandy Toes said...

Hee the Chick Fil funny and so true. Only on Sunday do I crave the sweet tea!
-sandy toes

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

I loved this! This could definitely go for Oklahomans too... especially the part about the snow flake closing everything down.

Glitter and Bliss said...

I call shopping carts buggys... I guess that is an Oklahoma thing too. LOL... too funny. Have a great weekend.


Ms. Tee said...

Very cute post! Have fun at your sister's shower! :)

At Home In Georgia said...

SO TRUE!!! But they forgot one...Atlanta's weekend traffic starts 2pm on Thursday!

I {heart} Georgia!

Daphine said...

Very cute! I enjoyed this!

Have a great weekend!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Carrie~
I loved this post! I think Georgia and Florida are very similar mom grew up in Florida and so we grew up with some of these things and the only ones I knew was a "southern thing" was the sweet tea and saying sir and ma'am... (I grew up with sweet tea SO sweet you might as well be eating sugar cubes...) Also, when my husband and I lived in Maryland, people were always asking me if I was from Russia or somewhere out of the States. It just cracked me up! Must have been that Yankee accent! :)

I hope you have a great time at your sister's baby shower! :) Your sister must be so excited about it! :)

Elise said...

Those were so funny!! I loved the last one-so true!! I remember watching House Hunters one day, and Suzanne Wang saying DeKalb with an a like a spanish a (ah) not like how we say it. Decab, you know!! That L is silent!!

Anonymous said...

That was too funny! I think a lot of that could pertain to NC too. I love the South!!!!

Shanda said...

Those were very funny and it is so true about the soda thing throughout the whole south. My hubby who is from Alabam calls all soda, coke. Go figure. I'll never get him reformed.

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M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Funny stuff Carrie. I hope your sister's shower went great over the weekend. : )