Monday, January 17, 2005

You might be from Missouri if....

Even if you did not grow up it Missouri this is a HOOT. 
Growing Up in Missouri..

 1. You've never met any celebrities.

 2. Everyone you know has been on a "Float Trip".

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

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

 5. You measure distance in minutes rather than miles. For example, "Well, Webb City's only 20 minutes away."

 6. Down south to you means Arkansas.

 7. The phrase "I'm going to the Lake this weekend" only means one thing.

 8. You know several people who have hit a deer.

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

10. Your school classes were canceled because of cold.

11. You know what "Party Cove" is.

12. Your school classes were canceled because of heat.

13. You instinctively ask someone you've just met, "What High School did you go to?"

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

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

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

17. You see people wear bib overalls at funerals.

18. You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it, no matter what time of the year.

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

20. You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition.  Example: "Where's my coat at?"

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

22. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

23. You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, beer,  and Jell-O salad with marshmallows.

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

25. You went to skating parties as a kid.

26. You only own three spices: salt, pepper, and ketchup.

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

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

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

 30. You think I-44 is spelled and pronounced "farty-far." (St.Louis only.)

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

 32. You think that "deer season" is a National Holiday.

33. You know that Concordia is halfway between Kansas City and Columbia, and Columbia is halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City, and the Warrenton Outlet Mall is halfway between Columbia and St. Louis.

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

35. You know which leaves make good toilet paper.

36. You've said, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity."

37. You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer and Football.

38. You know if another Missourian is from the Boot-heel, Ozarks, Eastern, Middle or Western Missouri soon as they open their mouth.

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

40. You failed World Geography in school because you thought Cuba, Versailles, California, Nevada, Houston, Cabool, Louisiana, Springfield,and Mexico were cities in Missouri. (And they are!)

41. You think a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.

42. You know what "HOME OF THE THROWED ROLL" means.

43. You actually get this and forward it to all your Missouri friends.


csandhollow said...


spurgins311 said...

Hi Mosie,
I'm from St. Louis...I don't say farty-far...I say FARTY-FOUR. All my neices and nephews tease me about it.

HERE IS ANOTHER know your from Missouri if you say ZINK instead of SINK.  hehehehe

This was so cute. :)


ksquester said...

Oh, These are so good!  Anne

fierrorachel said...

Was gonna point out the one(s) that applied to me, but the list would be more than 2000 characters (the AOL imposed limit!)

amy122389 said...

I LOVE Lamberts!!!  :)

plieck30 said...

I just learned some things about Missouri. Some of them sound like south texas. Paula