Here’s 20 ways you can tell …
- You can properly pronounce Arab, Cahaba, Opelika, Sylacauga, Oneonta, Eufaula, and Wedowee.
- You think people who complain about the heat in their states are sissies.
- A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.
- You know that the true value of a parking space is not determined by the distance to the door, but by the availability of shade.
- Stores don’t have bags or shopping carts, they have sacks and buggies.
- You’ve seen people wear bib overalls at funerals.
- You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.
- You measure distance in minutes. (It’s about 5 minutes down the road)
- You go to the lake because you think it is like going to the ocean.
- You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.
- You know cowpies are not made of beef.
- Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.
- You have known someone who has a belt buckle bigger than your fist.
- You aren’t surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, beer, and bait all in the same store.
- A Mercedes Benz isn’t a status symbol. A Ford F-350 4×4 Extended Bed Crew Cab dually is.
- You know everything goes better with Ranch Dressing, or Ketchup.
- You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned how to multiply.
- You actually get these jokes and are “fixin'” to send them to your friends.
- You have used your heater and air-conditioner in the same day.
Finally: You are 100% Alabamian if you have ever had this conversation:
- “You wanna coke?” “Yeah.” “What kind?” “Dr Pepper.”
One of my coworkers sent me this. I’m guilty of a few of these … particularly #12. ;)