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Old 03-11-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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I saw this on a Florida forum and thought it would be a fun topic, sorry if its been done before,

You know about the Ditch, and if you live above it or below it,

you can't understand why anyone would use the term "Shore",

realize that asphalt is our only natural resource,

knows someone who worked at MBNA or Dupont,

read about a celebrity in the News Journal that may have farted in Delaware and Delaware claims them as a resident,

can't believe we still have two nascar races.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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You've had the same ugly license plate since 1950
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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I'd say When the ugly old black license plate is a fashion statement/status symbol. The cult of the black plate and low registration number is a uniquely Delaware thing.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:12 AM
 
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You Know You're From (below the ditch) Delaware When -

Delaware license tags are seen heading south to 'hideaway' beach areas, but on the 'local' route, not on Rte. 1

You yearn for Jan.- Feb. when Kitty Budd's Wagon Wheel in Smyrna advertises that fried muskrat and stewed tomatoes are the specialty of the day, and you get to socialize with your high school friends.

You provide Sambo's Tavern with newspapers for their table covers, during crab season, and they thank you from the bottom of their hearts.

You realize that the old Smyrna Diner is gone, forever. No replacement.

You dream of resurrecting the Frontier Room north of Smyrna, and bringing back all the fun people and times.

You wonder what happened to all the dirt and mud at the Fairgrounds, and you still call in the Har'n'in Fair.

The Wild Game Club elects officers, and you remember when they were 5-6 years old.

You wonder what happened to the Wheatley, West, Abbott, Golddinger, Papen, Richardson, and all the other local farms.

You can't figure out the attraction to a 55+community home on a tiny lot vs. a 75 acre farm for the same price.

All the cars in the Dunkin' Doughnuts parking lot have out-of-state tags and there's no place left for you.

"Discussing" or "Analyzing" is called Heeing and Hawing.

There are no "servers" in local restaurants (not chains). They are waitresses and all of them are sincerely, and affectionately known as - "Hon".

Saturday morning at Spence's Bazaar kitchen is the gathering place to Hee and Haw about "who got the pole"
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:22 PM
 
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You knows it is Delaware when; 24 hours BEFORE a predicted 1-2" snowfall.
1) All your business meeting are cancelled for a three day period.
2) Every store shelf has been wiped clean of all bread, milk and toilet paper.

* Delawareans did toughen up a bit by the end of this past month. But I reserve judgement until the 1st predicted snow next winter.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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You know you are from lower slower when most of the people you know have a chicken or two that they got after they fell off a chicken truck.
You know you are from lower slower when you have to drive to the one place in town that has a hill to experience going down hill on a bike.

True story - My first car was a VW bug with standard shift and I had no idea about downshifting when going up a hill the first time I drove in New Castle county. I became an expert at that when we moved to upstate NY and then WV!
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Newark, Delaware
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You know what "Lurefest" is...
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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Or pumpkin Chunkin! World Championship PunkinChunkin
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:09 PM
 
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You know you are from Delaware, if you know what "Sussex County Snow" really is.

You know you are from Delaware, if you give directions to someone assuming they know - Turn left where the old stone silo used to be, then make a right where the Esso gas station used to be.
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Old 03-13-2010, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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You know you're in Delaware when no one else seems to know the rule for who gets to go next at a 4-way stop sign.
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