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Old 09-03-2010, 09:44 AM
Location: SW Missouri
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I search and didn't find this posted so thought some of you might get a kick out of the list

You Know You’re In Missouri When …

You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.

You failed world geography in school because you thought Cuba, Florida, Versailles, California, Nevada, Houston, Cabool, Louisiana, Springfield, and Mexico were cities in Missouri.

The phrase, "I'm going to the Lake this weekend," can mean only one thing.

Little smokies are something you serve on special occasions.

You know in your heart that Mizzou can beat Nebraska in football.

You think Jesse James is a hero.

You think I-44 is spelled "foarty-foar.”

You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

You know all 4 seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and Construction

You can't think of anything better than sitting on the porch in the middle of the summer during a thunderstorm.

You'll pay for your kids to go to college unless they want to go to KU.

You know that Concordia is halfway between Kansas City and Columbia, and Columbia is halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City, and Warrenton outlet mall is halfway between Columbia and St. Louis.

You know that Harry S. Truman, Walt Disney and Mark Twain are all from Missouri.

You know what "cow tipping" or "Possum Kicking" is.

You think "frog gigging" should be an Olympic sport.

You can tell the difference between a horse and a cow from a distance.

You don't put too much effort into hairstyles due to wind and weather.

There's a tornado warning and the whole town is outside watching for it.

The local gas station sells live bait.

Your radio buttons are preset buttons are country.

"Vacation" means driving to Silver Dollar City, Worlds of Fun or Six Flags.

Down south to you means Arkansas.

You know if another Missourian is from eastern, middle or western Missouri as soon as they open their mouth.

You know enough to get your driving done early on Sundays before the Sunday drivers come out.

Everyone in your family has been on a "Float trip."

You've never met any celebrities.

Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.

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.

Your school classes were canceled because of cold or heat in the same month.

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

You know what and where "Party Cove" is.

You think Missouri is pronounced with an "ah" at the end.

You think ethanol makes your truck "run a lot better."

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

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 "If you go to the mall I wanna go with."

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

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.

You carry jumper cables in your car and know that everyone else should.

You only own 3 spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.

You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightie.

The local paper covers national and international headlines on one page but requires 6 pages for sports.

You think that deer season is a national holiday.

You know which leaves make good toilet paper.

You find 105 degrees F "a little warm".
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:35 AM
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It's so hot that...
birds are using potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
the trees are whistling for dogs.
hot water now comes out of both taps in the sink.
you can make sun tea instantly.
you break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m.
you realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
you actually burn your hand opening the car door.
you learn that a seat belt buckle makes a pretty good branding iron.
you discover that it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.
the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
the temperature drops below 95°F and you feel a little chilly.
farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying
boiled eggs.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:00 PM
Location: MO
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Brown beans are served with every meal.
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:42 PM
Location: Missouri
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Default you know you're in Missouri when

Your teachers think kids going fishing after school counts as an extra curricular activity.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:46 PM
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Boy can I relate.Had a woman in Kansas City knew what county I was from soon as I open my mouth.

Just got home from Church

Traffic Jam

Mowing who Mows?

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Old 09-05-2010, 10:08 PM
Location: Missouri
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Okay, what is possum kicking?
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by christina0001 View Post

Okay, what is possum kicking?
I know back in the old days we would ride on the Fender of a Truck jump off kick them and hit them in the Head with a piece of wood to get them to saul up,then break their necks.

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Old 09-05-2010, 11:06 PM
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You Know You’re In Missouri When …
Yer headin' east on I-44 through Oklahoma and suddenly you see the big green sign that says...

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Old 09-06-2010, 01:38 PM
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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^ Thats the most beautiful sign in the world to me!
Although I see it coming across the double bridges at Wickliffe, Ky.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:53 PM
Location: SW MO
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....you know what month it is based on kinds of roadkill.
the cat can't eat because a possum is in its food bowl.
you clean the attic and find a black snake skin.
you turn on the AC just to dry out the house.
you will drive an hour 1 way to eat at a favorite restaurant.
you keep de-icer in your work locker in case the car door is frozen shut.
cashew chicken is deep fried and covered in gravy.
you try to track down a smoke column just to see what's on fire.
most of your high school classmates still live within 60 miles.
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