You may be from Ohio if..

  1. Jeff Foxworthy on Ohio


    You may be from Ohio (pronounced O-hi-uh)if:

    1. You think all Pro football teams are supposed to
    wear orange!

    2. You know all the 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter,
    almost Winter and Construction.

    3. You live less than 30 miles from some college or
    university.

    4. You know what a buckeye really is, and have a
    recipe for candy ones.

    5. "Toward the lake" means "north" and "toward the
    river" means south."

    6. You know if other Ohioians are from southern or
    Northern Ohio as soon as they open their mouths.

    7. You can spell words like Cuyahoga, Olentangy,
    Bellefontaine,Tuscarawas,Wapakoneta and you know which letter is doubled in Cincinnati.

    8. "Vacation" means spending a day at Cedar Point.

    9. You measure distance in minutes.

    10. Your school classes were canceled because of
    cold.

    11. Your school classes were canceled because of
    heat!

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

    13. You know what should be knee-high by the Fourth
    of July.

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

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

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

    17. You carry jumper cables in your car.

    18. You know what 'pop' is.

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

    20. Driving is better in the winter because the
    potholes are filled with snow.

    21. You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and a
    flannel nightgown.

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

    23. You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by mkue
    4. You know what a buckeye really is, and have a
    recipe for candy ones.
    Well, he may think that's funny, but I charge $8 a pound, so I guess it's ME that's laughing!

  4. by   emily_mom
    ....your tummy stick out more than your dicky-do?
  5. by   Mkue
    Someone just asked me the other day if I had "jumper cables"..LOL.. #17
  6. by   Mkue
    14. You end your sentences with an unnecessary
    preposition. Example:
    "Where's my coat at?"

    (I know ppl who do this..lol)
  7. by   niteshiftnurse
    I can relate to allllllll of them
  8. by   passing thru
    How about? "If you believe Akron High Schooler LeBron James' single mom bought his $78,000 Hummer for him...(without any outside financing or outside help, .....something that would violate his amateur basketball status.). ... (Arnold Schwartzeneggar has one exactly like it.)
  9. by   deespoohbear
    There is a similar list about knowing you are from Indiana that includes some of the same things. I will have to look it up....
  10. by   WalMart_ADN
    I'm sorry, did you say Ohio or New York?

    (BTW....me and BF took a trip to OSU to check out the school, and got an hour long lecture on what a buckeye is, what it does, where it comes from, why it's there, how it GOT there, how to recognize buckeye leaves, and a souvenier buckeye to bring back home. I was impressed(?) with the knowledge....... OH and we stayed at that hotel right on the olentangy river...and i kept calling it the Olantan-gee river... they frown on that there...)
    Last edit by WalMart_ADN on Feb 15, '03
  11. by   Mkue
    passing thru- Good One !- does he really have a Hummer now?geez.

    deespoohbear- I bet Indiana's are similar, only you might have some horse and buggies? (sp)

    walmart- OSU is big isn't it? I like to shop in Columbus.
  12. by   deespoohbear
    You know you're from Indiana if...

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

    2. You've never met any celebrities.

    3. You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.

    4. Down south to you means Kentucky.

    5. You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Terre Haute"

    6. Your school classes were canceled because of cold.

    7. Your school classes were canceled because of heat.

    8. You know what the phrase "Knee-high by the Fourth of July" means.

    9. You've heard of Euchre, you know how to play Euchre, and you are the master of Euchre.

    10. You've seen a running car, with nobody in it, in the parking lot of the grocery store no matter what time of year it is.

    11. 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"

    12. Detassling was your first job. Bailing hay, your second. Or you could stack hay, swim in the pond to clean off, and then have the strength to play a couple of games of hoops all in the same day.

    13. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day OR "Stoke the fire" and "fling open the windows" for the older version.

    14. You say things like "catty-wumpus" and "kitty-corner".

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

    16. You carry jumper cables in your car regularly.

    17. You drink "pop".

    18. You know what "cow tipping" is.

    19. You know that Bailin' wire was the predecessor to Duct tape.

    20. You know that strangers are the only ones that come to our "front" door.

    21. Kids and dogs ride in the passenger seats of cars and the backs of pickups.

    22. You think nothing of it in spring and fall to be stuck behind a farm implement driving on the roads.

    23. High school basketball game draws a bigger crowd on the weekend nights than movie theaters.

    24. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

    25. The local paper covers national and international headlines on 1 page, but requires 6 for local sports.

    26. Can repeat the scores of the last 8 IU games, but unless the MVP is a Hoosier, you are not sure who he is.

    27. You can see at least 2 basketball hoops from your yard.

    28. You can name every one of Bob Knight's "exploits" over the last few years.

    29. You shop at Marsh.

    30. Damon Bailey was your childhood hero.

    31. The biggest question of your youth was "IU or Purdue".

    32. Indianapolis is the "big city".

    33. "Getting caught by a train" is a legitimate excuse for being late to school.

    34. The Wabash River is the "biggest body of water" near your house.

    35. You know several different definitions as to what a Hoosier really is.

    36. People at your high school chewed tobacco.

    37. Everyone knows who the town cop is, where he lives, & whether he is at home or on duty.

    38. To get to school you had to drive on a gravel road, a road with several right-angle turns in it, or if you were really lucky, over a covered bridge.

    39. People in your neighborhood, really, REALLY like Nascar.

    40. You actually know what the CART vs IRL debate is about & have taken a side.

    41. To you, a raccoon is simply a "coon".

    42. The vehicle of choice in your area is not a car, but a pickup.

    43. You are a BIG John Mellencamp fan.

    44. You've been to the Covered Bridge Festival.

    45. You took backroads to get there--why sit in traffic?

    46. To you, a tenderloin is not an expensive cut of beef, but a big, salty, breaded piece of pork served on a bun with pickles.

    47. You call a green bell pepper a "mango".

    48. Sometimes, you call the toilet the "commode" or the "stool".

    49. In the fall, one of your favorite pranks was corning cars.

    50. You know what corning is.

    51. Wal-mart is the most exciting place in your hometown.

    52. Technically, you don't even live in a town.

    53. You know what FFA and 4H stand for.

    54. A typical party at your high school consisted of a bunch of people driving trucks into the woods or an empty field, lighting a bonfire, and staring at it while drinking a few beers.

    55. It is a 30 minute drive from your house to the grocery store.

    56. You have all the same teachers in high school that your parents had.

    57. You know what chip-and-seal is, and your high school was located on just such a road.

    58. You think that Notre Dame is a college in South Bend, and not a cathedral in France.

    59. You know people who own belt buckles with their initials on them. These buckles are the size of a dinner plate.

    60. You go the county fair every night of it's week-long duration.


    Several of them are similar to Ohio's, but we have a few of our own oddities in the Hoosier state....
  13. by   renerian
    OMG that is us!!!!!!!!!!!! I am ROFLMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Funny post!!!

    renerian
  14. by   Mkue
    hehe.. some of those are similar to Ohio !

    9. You've heard of Euchre, you know how to play Euchre, and you are the master of Euchre.

    I play a pretty good hand of Euchre too !

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