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Old 09-21-2008, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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What are the jokes people in your state tell about nearby states?

An example::

In Missouri, they say if the "bootheel" were ceded to Arkansas, it would raise the average IQ of both states by two points.

In Louisiana, there is a famous speed trap, that results in the saying that "There are three things you can be sure of in life: Death, Taxes, and a speeding ticket in Golden Meadow."

In Milwaukee, drivers with Illinois plates are called FIBs. The 'I' stands for Illinois, I leave the rest to your imagination.
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:31 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Why is it so windy in New Mexico???

cause Arizona sucks and Texas blows....
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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How many Virginians does it take to change a light bulb?

Three: one to hold the ladder, one to change it, and one to talk about how great that old light bulb was.

What are the 3 R's in North Carolina:
Reading, Writing, and The Road To Richmond.
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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How can you tell you're at a West Virginia wedding?

--Everyone sits on the same side of the church.

You know, the toothbrush must have been invented in West Virginia because if it was invented anywhere else it would be called a teethbrush.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:03 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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When I lived in VA,there was that VA/WV rivalry...
Did you hear about the folks from WV who were throwing sticks of dynamite at VA? Yea and VA was lighting them and throwing them back
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM - Summerlin, NV
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Why is it so windy in New Mexico???

cause Arizona sucks and Texas blows....
That is too cool haha i love this one.
New Mexico all the way amigo
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:04 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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There's one about South Carolina (my native state) which actually originated with a South Carolinian around the time of the Civil War concerning the issue of the state's secession: "Too small to be a republic, too large to be an insane asylum."

Last edited by Akhenaton06; 09-22-2008 at 12:19 AM..
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:14 AM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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How about these-

TOP 20 SIGNS YOU'RE FROM PHILADELPHIA
20. Your favorite dessert is wooder ice. (It comes in churry, strawburry, & other asswrded flaverz.)

19. You find yourself saying Yo and Youse guys when talking long distance to family members.

18. You know how to spell Schuylkill.

17. You think $2,500 a year for insurance on a 1977 Toyota Corolla is a bargain.

16. You find yourself at a nice restaurant thinking,"I wonder if they have cheese steaks?"

15. You can sleep soundly through gunfire and ambulance sirens.

14. You visit New York and are impressed by how clean it is.

13. You believe the car on your left, flashing its turn signal and the driver pointing at your lane, wants you to close the gap with the car in front of you.

12.You can't eat french fries without Cheez Whiz.

11. Street people greet you by your first name.

10.You don't think Wawa sounds funny

9. You snub a cheese steak that isn't on an Amoroso roll.

8.Your parents, brother, sisters, aunts, and uncles all live on the same block.

7. You know who Jim O'Brien is, and how he died.

6. You can't imagine breakfast without scrapple.

5. You're still not sure about Jerry Penacolli.

4. A vacation at the Jersey shore (pronounced "the shoore") is better than going to an island. (There's more stuff to do, plus you know everybody.)

3. You know where to find the Rocky statue.

2. You know only tourists go to Geno's, Pat's, and Jim's for authentic cheese steaks. You only go if you're drunk and it is 3:00 AM.

AND THE NUMBER ONE SIGN YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM PHILLY

1. You buy a soft pretzel at a traffic light, without wondering where the guy goes to wash his hands. And you don't really care.

(Btw I threw up in my mouth a little bit from reading this);p
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I got this off someone's blog, not a joke but a real-life incident.

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Once, on a business conference call (yes, really) a woman who shall remain nameless (though who I’ll tell you I secretly referred to as “Scout Finch”, because that’s who she reminded me of) took a shot at West Virginia. I told her, as I’ve told others, “Being from the north, the thing I don’t understand is why you Virginians act like there’s some sort of a difference.” Clearly, this touched a nerve, because she shot back with some hostility, “There is a difference - we don’t chase our brothers and sisters around.” In a fit of quick thinking the likes of which I have experienced neither before nor since that moment, I replied “That’s only because they don’t run.”
Here's a link to the blog
* Face it, Northern VA - there’s nothing northern about you*—*b.kocik (http://bkocik.net/2007/12/28/face-it-northern-va-theres-nothing-northern-about-you/ - broken link)
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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Here are some pretty generic California jokes:
You know you're in California when...

Your co-worker has 8 body piercings and none are visible.
You make over $250,000 and still can't afford a house.
You take a bus and are shocked at 2 people carrying on a conversation in
English.
Your child's 3rd grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring and is named
Breeze.
You can't remember...Is pot illegal?
You've been to a baby shower that has two mothers and a sperm donor.
You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown and
can taste the difference between Sumatran and Ethiopian.
You know which restaurant serves the freshest arugula.
You can't remember...Is pot illegal?
A really great parking space can move you to tears.
A low speed pursuit will interrupt ANY television broadcast.
Gas costs 75 cents per gallon more than it does anywhere else in the U.S.
A man gets on the bus in full leather regalia and crotchless chaps. You
don't even notice.
Unlike back home, the guy at 8:30 am at Starbucks wearing the baseball cap
and sunglasses who looks like George Clooney IS George Clooney.
Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.
Your hairdresser is straight, your plumber is gay, the woman who delivers
your mail is into BSDM, and your Mary Kay rep is a guy in drag.
You can't remember...Is pot illegal?
It's sprinkling and there's a report on every news station about "STORM
WATCH 2000."
You have to leave the big company meeting early because Billy Banks himself
is teaching the 4:00 pm Tae Bo class.
You pass an elementary school playground and the children are all busy with
their cell phones or pagers.
It's sprinkling outside, so you leave for work an hour early to avoid all
the weather-related accidents.
Hey!!!! Is pot illegal?
You AND your dog have therapists.
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