Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Things I've learned from living in Kentucky

Thanks to my Aunt Lu for these! Plus my own comments.

1.Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.
2.There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth and 4,998 live in Kentucky (Has anyone seen those snake shows on tv--they're all in Austrailia--I'm never going there!)
3.There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Kentucky , plus a couple no one's seen before. (Again, Austrailia for the win!)
4.If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
5.Onced and Twiced are words.
6.It is not a shopping cart; it is a buggy.
7.People actually grow and eat okra.
8. 'Fixinto' is one word.
9.There is no such thing as 'lunch.' There is only dinner and then supper.
10.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! (Hubby and I are the weirdos around here--we both like unsweetened tea *gasp*)
11.Backwards and forwards means 'I know everything about you.'
12.DJeet is actually a phrase meaning 'Did you eat?'
13. 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.
14.You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.
15.You measure distance in minutes.
16.You'll probably have to switch from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day. (I've really done this several times!)
17.'Fix' is a verb. Example: 'I'm fixing to go to the store.'
18.All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal. (Let's see: Apple Festival, Bell Pepper Festival, Ham Days....)
19.You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked. (Nope, not me--I lock every door and window in the house, even the storm doors. That's just crazy to leave them open nowadays)
20.You carry jumper cables in your car . . . for your OWN car.
21.There are only four spices: salt, pepper, Tabasco and ketchup. (I'd also add barbeque sauce and honey mustard)
22.The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip and sports.
23.The first day of deer season is a national holiday. (An unnamed local boy was once surprised to find out that my hubby "don't hunt nothin")
24.100 degrees Fahrenheit is 'a little warm.'
25.We have four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.
26.Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as 'goin' Wal-martin' or off to 'Wally World.' 27.A cool snap (below 70 degrees) is good pinto-bean weather.
28.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?' (Hubby makes fun of me all the time--I call it soda. Coke is a BRAND! Don't know what all the fuss is about)
29.Fried catfish is the other white meat.
30.We don't need no stinking driver's ed . . . if our mama says we can drive, we can drive. (Actually my dad said I could drive; my mama was always too terrified to ride with me :)


Theresa said...

I call it soda too! Will have to work on you with the sweet tea though--that's just not right.

Anonymous said...

This is such a hoot and I am guilty on several counts.