Signs you may be a Yankee

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Doglips, Oct 20, 2002.

  1. Doglips

    Doglips Guest

    Signs You Might be a Yankee:

    You think barbecue is a verb meaning "to cook outside."

    You think Heinz Ketchup is SPICY.

    You don't have any problems pronouncing "Worcestershire sauce" correctly.

    For breakfast, you would prefer potatoes au gratin to grits.

    You don't know what a moon pie is.

    You've never had grain alcohol.

    You've never, ever, eaten okra.

    You eat fried chicken with a knife and fork.

    You've never seen a live chicken, and the only cows you've seen are on road trips.

    You have no idea what a polecat is.

    Whenever someone tells an off-color joke about farm animals, it goes over your head.

    You don't see anything wrong with putting a sweater on a poodle.

    You don't have bangs.

    You would rather vacation at Martha's Vineyard than Six Flags.

    You would rather have your son become a lawyer than grow up to get his own TV fishing show.

    Instead of referring to two or more people as "y'all," you call them "you guys," even if both of them are women.

    You don't think Howard Stern has an accent.

    You have never planned your summer vacation around a gun-and-knife show.

    You think more money should go to important scientific research at your university than to pay the salary of the head football coach.

    You don't have at least one can of WD-40 somewhere around the house.

    The last time you smiled was when you prevented someone from getting on an on-ramp on the highway.

    You don't have any hats in your closet that advertise feed stores.

    The farthest south you've ever been is the perfume counter at Neiman Marcus.

    You call binoculars opera glasses.

    You can't spit out the car window without pulling over to the side of the road and stopping.

    You would never wear pink or an applique sweatshirt.

    You don't know what applique is.

    You don't know anyone with two first names (i.e. Joe Bob, Billy Bob, Kay Bob, Bob Bob)

    You don't have doilies, and you certainly don't know how to make one.

    You've never been to a craft show.

    You get freaked out when people on the subway talk to you.

    You can't do your laundry without quarters.

    None of your fur coats are homemade.
  2. In New England we drop all the "r" sounds - as in "I got in the cah and drove to the bah".
    The r's don't go to waste, though. Every year we collect a bunch and shoot them up into the sky. They fall to earth over Texas, where they're added to make words like "Warshington".