Friday, April 07, 2006

You Know You're an Okie When...

You are 100% Okie (Oklahoman to the rest of y'all) if:
1. You can properly pronounce Eufaula, Gotebo, Okemah, and Chickasha.
2. You think that people who complain about the wind in their states are sissies.
3. A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.
4. You know everything goes better with Ranch.
5. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
6. 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.
7. Stores don't have bags, they have sacks.
8. You've seen people wear bib overalls at funerals.
9. You know people who think a Ford F350 4x4 Dually is a status symbol.
10. You measure distance in minutes. ("I'm about 5 minutes away."
11. You refer to the capital of Oklahoma as "The City".
12. It doesn't bother you to use an airport named for a man that died in an airplane crash.
13. You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned how to multiply.
14. You go to the lake because you think it's like going to the ocean.
15. You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.
16. You know cowpies are not made of beef.
17. Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.
18. You don't even look twice when you see someone wearing a belt buckle bigger than your fist.
19. Your "place at the lake" has wheels under it.
20. You know in which state "Miam-uh" is and in which state "Miam-ee" is.
21. You aren't surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, and bait all in the same store.
22. You actually get these jokes and are "fixin' " to send them to your friends!


Jillian said...

LMAO!!! Great list.

Have a super weekend!

Stef said...

I found your site by searching for a 100 things list that maybe I could use for ideas for my own 100 things list. It's a very difficult task. Anyway... I really enjoyed reading about you!

Shannon said...

OMGosh these are soooo true. And kinda scary! HA
And yes, I live in Mi-am-uh. Not Mi-am-ee. People are always pronouncing it wrong. The weather ones are VERY true for me. I always have to check the forecast, it can be 80 one day and 60 the next, sun, snow, who knows???:) My inlaws just moved here from Louisiana and I warned them about our weather. You just never know.
Thanks for a good laugh!

Midwestern City Boy said...

I say "fixin' to" and I live in Ohio. But I can't imagine movie rental, ammunition, and bait all in the same store. That would NEVER happen here.

yep, it's me.... said...

am gettin' me an ok redbud!

happy weeknd

SignGurl said...

You know, many of these are true about Michigan!

nosouthernbelle said...

Some are also true of Alabama! What a small world this is. :-)

dusty said...

My husband is a transplanted Okie..I will have to print your list and show him..he will be able to pronounce those cities :P

Bexxie said...

None of them are true for us here in Australia .. you guys are weird :oþ

And wtf @ not having to wear a helmet when riding a motorbike??!?!! Crrrrrrrrrazy!!


The Real Kidd said...

Hey! Where you at girl??

kellywalters said...

gawd that was good...

Monica said...

gee, I must live too close to the state line cause I can pronounce them...and I got all the jokes :)

sherrypg said...

I just posted a list like this! You had some I didn't have so I added them on my blog (with a link to you of course!).