Google+ Georgia On My Mind: You Know You're From Georgia When...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

You Know You're From Georgia When...

1. You can properly pronounce Chickamauga, DeKalb, Dahlonega, Smyrna , Buena Vista, Valdosta , Okefenokee, and La Fayette.

And Atlanta is ADD-LANNA not AT-LANT-A.

2. You think people who complain about the heat in their states are sissies.

3. A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel cloud.

4.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.

5. Stores don't have bags or shopping carts, they have sacks and buggies.

6. You've seen people wear bib overalls at weddings and funerals.

7. You think everyone from a Yankee-state has an accent.

8. You measure distance in minutes.

9. You go to the lake because you think it is like going to the ocean.

10. You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.

11. You know cowpies are not made of beef.

12. Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.

13. You know someone who has a belt buckle bigger than your fist.

Many bloggers are participating in Thursday Thirteen today. You can locate them here.

Many thanks to my friend Rosetta….who forwarded the above text to me via email.

11 comments:

FickleMinded said...

I lived in NC and I feel bad that I never visit GA. your list makes me smile specially the #1.
TT#14: Christmas Trivia

Nina said...

Ok you got me on this one because I couldn't say any of those towns. Very cute!!!

Barbara said...

Fun list. At least I know, now, to pronounce it Add-Lanna, LOL!

Brenda ND said...

Very nice. You make me what to visit Georgia. :)

Carol said...

I get it! Georgia's kinda like Texas. 'Cept we don't have weird names for out towns. We borrow refined names like Paris and Italy (pronounced it-lee).

Merry Christmas from She Lives!

oh amanda said...

I'm from Adlanna! And you know you're from Atlanta if you know the difference between Peachtree Rd., Peachtree Parkway and Peachtree St.

My expressions LIVE said...

That was a great list....

Nicholas said...

Fun list. I have driven through Georgia several times, but I have never actually stopped to look around in it. I guess I should.

Deborah Wilson said...

Stopping by to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, EHT.

p.s.) I laughed the first time I noticed that all of the larger retail and grocery stores were referring to buggies as shopping carts. When I was growing up they were only called buggies - and still are.

Jon said...

I'm now rethinking all of my belt buckles...

Lyndsey said...

i can tell you all of those names, and it is pronounced addlanna. :D I love it here, athens is the best.

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