Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It’s great to be from Alabama

I received this from a friend the other day and thought some of you might enjoy it:

THINGS I HAVE LEARNED FROM BEING IN ALABAMA


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

There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth and 4,998 live in Alabama.

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

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

Onced and Twiced are words.

It is not a shopping cart; it is a buggy.

People actually grow and eat okra.

'Fixinto' is one word.

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

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

Backards and forwards means 'I know everything about you.'

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.

You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.

You measure distance in minutes.

For directions, it's down yonder, over yonder.

Sometimes you have to switch from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day.

'Fix' is a verb. Example: 'I'm fixing to go to the store.'

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

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

You know what a 'DAWG' is.

You carry jumper cables in your car . . . for your OWN car.

There are only own four spices: salt, pepper, Tabasco and ketchup.

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

The first day of deer season is a state holiday.

100 degrees Fahrenheit “a little warm”

We have four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.

Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite past time known as 'goin' Wal-martin' or off to 'Wally World'

A cool snap (below 70 degrees) is good pinto-bean & cornbread weather.

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?'

Fried catfish is the other white meat.

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

4 comments:

Joanna said...

Great reasons to be from AL!! I grew up in Irondale (a small town of Birmigham). Boy do I miss it...

I call them buggy's and people look at me funny! I didn't realize it was an AL word! : )

Rambling Round said...

I especially like the one that says "Fried catfish is the other white meat!"
This is Catfish Country!

jennifer said...

Tammy, this was EXCELLENT! And true by Golly! Every bit of it was TRUE!

Great post!!!!!

Jen

Mike Golch said...

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