Sunday, August 13, 2006

Wish They All Could Be CAROLINA Girls

No knitting content or photos today! It's the weekend, and I'm feeling lazy. Instead, I'm going to share something my mom forwarded me via e-mail.


THINGS I HAVE LEARNED HAVING RELATIVES AND FRIENDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA:

1. Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air

2. There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in SOUTH CAROLINA.

3. There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in SOUTH CAROLINA, plus a couple no one's seen before.

4. If it grows, it sticks; If it crawls, it bites.

5. "Onced" and "Twiced" are words.

6. It is not a Shopping cart, it is a buggy.

7. Fire ants consider your flesh as a picnic.

8. People actually grow and eat okra.

9. "Fixinto" is one word.

10. There is no such thing as "lunch". There is only dinner and then there is supper.

11. Ice tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar!

12. Backards and forwards means "I know everything about you."

13. The word "Jeet" is actually a phrase meaning "Did you eat?"

14. You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you' re done or it's too dark to see.

15. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.


YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM SOUTH CAROLINA IF:

1. You measure distance in minutes.

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

3. You use "fix" as a verb. For example: "I'm fixing to go to the store "

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

5. You install security lights on your house and garage, then leave both unlocked.

6. You know what a "DAWG" is.

7. You carry jumper cables in your car ... For your OWN car.

8. You only own five spices: salt, pepper, Texas Pete, Tabasco and ketchup.

9. The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip and sports.

10. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

11. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit "a little warm".

12. You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.

13. Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as "goin' Wal-martin" or off to "Wally World" ... Mall Mart.

14. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good Gumbo weather.

15. A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola or pop .. it's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. For example: "What kinda coke you want?"

16. Fried catfish is the other white meat.

17. We don't need no stinking driver's Ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive.

18. You understand these jokes and forward them to your friends from South Carolina (and those who just wish they were).

Not EVERYONE can be a SOUTH CAROLINIAN, it's an art form and a gift from God! AMEN!!!!

4 Comments:

Blogger Sherry W said...

I do like southern food, but I can't deal with the sweet tea. Hard to find unsweetened anything.

What is Texas Pete?

5:37 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Whoa, sounds "reel clost" to being Jawja instead!

11:20 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Unsweetened? Did she say unsweetened?? What's that?? I loved this and am going to send a link to your page to everyone here at work!

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Eva said...

The first 12 generally apply to North Carolina as well.

3:41 PM  

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