You Know You’re From Tennessee if…


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Hump Day Humor Fifth Edition

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Fifth Edition

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

~YOUR State/Country~

(example: Tennesseans…or Only in Tennessee)

You know you’re from Tennessee 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. 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 and leave both unlocked.
6. You know what a “VOL” is.
7. You carry jumper cables in your car…for your OWN car.
11. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday
12. You find 100 degrees fahrenheit “a little warm”.
13. You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.
14. You know whether another Tennessean is from east, west or middle Tennessee as soon as they open their mouth.
15. Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as”goin’ Wal-martin” or off to “Wally World”.
16. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good pinto-bean weather.
17. A carbonated soft drink isn’t a soda, cola or pop…it’s a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example: “What kinda coke you want?”
18. Fried catfish is the other white meat.

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8 Responses

  1. So true! Hahaha I’m fixing to go see the other stuff you wrote on your blog.

    I thought you would enjoy it. I have been working on removing fixin’ to from my vocabulary, but it is such a bad habit. Fixing to visit you in a bit-lol!

  2. Hey! We say almost the same things here in Michigan 🙂

    I’ll put up my post in just a few minutes!

    Woohoo! I really enjoyed yours-too funny! Thanks for visiting!

  3. I haven’t a clue on a couple of those. But some of them sound familiar for different places I’ve lived. What is a VOL?

    A Vol is a Volunteer. Tennessee is known as the Volunteer state. History shows that Tennesseans from way back are known for their volunteer work, hence the name Volunteer State. The University of Tennessee is know as the Volunteers-Tennessee Vols (sports and such). Go Vols!

  4. Hey! I live in Missouri but I carry jumper cables. LOL

    In Missouri, Arnold is a town not far from St.Louis.

    Gotta have jumper cables. I really enjoyed your post! Thanks for the info about Arnold & thanks so much for playing!

  5. Blow me away! Other than VOL, which is definitely Tennessee, I might have thought this described the other T-state, Texas that is. LOL! I really enjoyed this list. BTW, I’m the other T.

    Oh, I wanted to mention that I read that you have spring break next week. So, I thought I would put together a little something to create a few laughs for you (hopefully) as you begin your time off. I listened to a song that made me chuckle, and thought of all the great teachers that I know, including those that are personal friends of mine. Hope you humor will be ok, as I like the beat to the song. Check it out tomorrow over my way.

    My brother lives in the other T state-lol! He lives in Austin. Oooohhh~I’m so excited. Looking forward to your post!

  6. Uh, I think I was trying to say that I hope a little humor will be ok with you. That’s what I get for not proof-reading.

    I usually fix these errors, but since you pointed it out-lol, I better leave it-hehe! Humor is most definitely OK with me!

  7. Hey mer, isn’t “Vol” also b/c of the volunteer militia?
    my baby had a Vols onesie, my oldest has a jersey, and they have a big ole stuffed UT Smoky stuffed dog too! Go VOLS! Woof!

    and I have SO switched from a/c to heat in the same day, lol.

    Most definitely! I will post a history lesson next-hehe! Glad you like the Vols!

  8. Tennessee’s nickname “The Volunteer State” originated during the War of 1812 when thousands of Tennesseans enlisted in response to Governor Blount’s call for volunteers.

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