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Old 06-18-2007, 05:57 AM
Location: Somewhere close to Heber, AR
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Generally agree with the list except number 26. You think I-40 is spelled and pronounced "ah fahty." also...we're not afraid of Rs...it's not quite ah-ferty but close, and number 20 really doesn't pay homage to catfish being "the other white meat."

I'm often guilty of 19. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave
both unlocked, and I'd add leaving the keys in your vehicles so you don't have to look for them.

37. You think a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor made me laugh.

Yesterday, when I was mowing the lower end of the property, a fella pulling a 30 foot gooseneck with a 1 ton dually lost his transmission on the blind hill on the highway that fronts my place.

In Arkansas, for those who don't know, our highways mostly don't have shoulders so he had no place to get off the road safely.

The highway can get busy on the weekends with city folks heading to and from the lake hauling boats and campers and they can't stop too well, and city folks mostly drive too fast along the rural highways (lots of blind hills and hidden drives). Locals drive too fast too but we know where the blind spots are.

He was in a bad spot and it was dangerous for everyone concerned.

Rather than taking a chance, I rode my mower up to the barn, dropped the scraper off the three point of the big tractor, drove it to the highway and backed up to his rig.

We attached a chain to the drawbar and to the back of of the gooseneck and I pulled the rig back to my driveway to get him off the road...took about ten minutes total.

There was a bit of a traffic jam (at least 8 vechicles) and only two fellas waved with only one finger...guess they were not overly fond of tractors.

Either that or they like green and yellow tractors and not red ones.

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Old 06-18-2007, 07:56 AM
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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LOL at both the Arkansas and Michigan humor bits. I have a friend of mine who's from Kalamazoo and she gets a kick out of such humor bits.

I'm an Arizonan, and here's Arizona's humor bits.

You know you're in Arizona when:
- You've signed so many governor recall petitions that you can't remember the name of the current gubenatorial incumbent.
- You notice that your car is overheating --- and you haven't started it yet.
- You can say Hohokam and no one thinks you're choking on something.
- You no longer associate rivers or bridges with water.
- You know that a "swamp cooler" is not a happy hour drink.
- You can contemplate a high temperature of 115 degrees as "not all that bad, after all it's a dry heat."
- You can go from the dead of winter to summer in a 4 hour drive.
- You go to a fake beach to ride fake waves and call it surfing without cracking a smile.
- You have learned to expertly maneuver your vehicle under any traffic conditions using only two fingers; a skill usually learned in July.
- You know that you can make sun tea outside faster than instant tea in your microwave.
- You have to run your air conditioner in the middle of winter so that you can use your fireplace.
- You notice that your idea of the "best" parking place is determined more by shade than by distance.
- The water coming from the "cold" tap is hotter than that from the hot" tap.
- You can correctly pronounce the following words: "Saguaro", "Tempe", "Gila Bend", "San Xavier del Bac", "Canyon de Chelly", "Mogollon Rim", "Cholla", and "Tlaquepacque".
- It's noon on a weekday in July, kids are on summer vacation, and not one single person is moving on the streets.
- You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
- Sunscreen is sold year 'round, is kept at the front of the checkout counter, a formula less than SPF 30 is a source of humor amongst shoppers waiting in line, and you apply it just to go to your next door neighbor's house.
- You think that Circle K signs are the state tree.
- It does not seem unusual to you that someone would develop and market a personal misting system for joggers --- or that joggers would actually buy them.
- Hot air balloons can't fly because the air outside is hotter than the air inside.
- Having your car reupholstered in vinyl is legal basis for conducting a sanity hearing.
- You can understand the reason for a town being named "Why".
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:07 PM
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southwest arkansas doesn't have Cavenders, or i've just been too sheltered, so what in the world is it, or are they, or whatever?
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:30 PM
Location: Somewhere close to Heber, AR
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Officially Cavender's Greek Seasoning.

Made in Harrison, and shipped world wide

Everywhere in Arkansas has it, you just haven't been exposed to it.

You'll find it with the other spices.

Once you try it, it will become a staple.

We use it on lots of things, but it's really good in soups and stews and on beef.
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:54 AM
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Okay, a Hoosier checking in here with our list.

You know you are from Indiana if:

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 driving through Amish Country or going to the State Fair.

You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.

You measure distance in minutes.

You know several people who have hit a deer.

You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Terre Haute."

Your school classes were cancelled because of cold.

Your school classes were cancelled because of heat.

You know where all the Yoders live.

You've ridden the school bus for an hour each way.

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."

You know what's knee-high by the Fourth of July.

Stores don't have bags, they have sacks.

You see people wear 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 an unnecessary preposition. Example: "Where's my coat at?" or "Who are you gonna go with?"

All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, or grain.

De-tassling was your first job (that's de-tassling corn for you city folk).

Your idea of a really great tenderloin is when the meat is twice as big as the bun and accompanied only by ketchup and a dill pickle slice.

You say catty-wumpus and kitty-corner.

You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both 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 consider being called a "Pork Queen" an honor.

You carry jumper cables in your car.

You know what "cow tipping" is.

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Old 07-26-2007, 01:06 PM
Location: Southeast Florida
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Love it, love it, love it. How about a little south Florida love

You know your a south Floridian if:

You know how to make rice & beans AND kugel

You run into celebrities at Publix

Your idea of a traffic jam involves sitting on the interstate in the middle of hundreds of cars while your 'cycle just gets hotter and hotter and hotter

Vacation is somewhere with real "hills". Down here, the highest spot is the landfill.

You have a bumper sticker that says "We don't care how you do it up north".

You understand the meaning of "snowbird", "safe room" and "cone of probability".

The biggest bands play down the street, but it's too crowded, hot and expensive

You get to ride almost all year (it's too hot for a month and too cold, if your a local, for a month)

You can tolerate the heat (Yes, it's the humidity)

You can can travel from the "dead of summer" to the "dead of summer"

You know how to pronounce "Kissimmee"

You NEVER go to Disney World. (Everyone knows Mickey Mouse lives next door)

You speak a little Spanish whether you want to or not just to get by.

You lock your car. Period.

You know all about love-bugs and how to get them off your car, 'cycle, face, you name it.

You consider being called a "Cracker" endearing.

You think the four food groups are sushi, matzo, bagels and pollo.

You get to have liquor with your breakfast if you want.

And most of all, even though you live WAY south, everyone speaks "Jersey"
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:45 PM
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'll remember 16,19, 30 and 33 plus some of the others.

Being big football fans and being very anti TX you know where our hearts will be.

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Old 08-07-2007, 09:27 AM
Location: Little Rock
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this list holds true for Idaho as well. Idaho was put in the wrong spot I think, the most northern and western southern state!
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:33 AM
Location: Austin, TX
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I love Cavender's. I thought I'd die without it when I lived in California. Now that I'm in Texas, civilized stores here sell it. I want a burger just thinking about it.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:02 AM
Location: Frisco, Tx
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Heck Marat, you can tell I'm from Texas because I got confused thinking they were talking about a boot store lol. I was thinking, best I can recall they don't sell anything you can eat unless your real desperate

And that Arizona thing is so true! We went there in May Mangum, was snowing harder than I've ever seen (which probably isn't saying much) in the mountains when we got to southern utah in the middle of the night, two days later my rental cars air conditioner went out and we were sweating like pigs, good thing it was a dry heat, we probably would've passed out if it had been that hot in Texas.
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