You Might Be from Pennsylvania If . . .
- Saturday, September 11, 2004
You live for summer and fall, when street fairs signal the beginning of funnel cake season.
You know what REAL potpie is.
You ask the waitress for "dippy eggs" for breakfast.
You consider Pittsburgh to be "out west," and you know the fastest way to Philly is the Turnpike.
You call sloppy joes, "barbecue".
When it snows, they put cinders on the roads instead of sand.
The first day of Buck season and the first day of Doe season are school holidays.
One of the highlights of your life was a field trip to Penn's Cave and Ringing Rocks
You know the time and location of every "wing night" in a 20 mile radius.
You don't think people from Philly talk funny.
All of your childhood vacations were trips to the Jersey shore.
Driving is always better in winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
You find 20 degrees just a little chilly.
Words like "hoagie" and "chipped ham" actually mean something to you.
You can use the phrase "fire hall wedding reception" and not even bat an eye.
You think nothing of an Amish buggy on the road.
You constantly refer to Pennsylvania as "PA" (pronounced Pee-ay). How many other states do that?
You can go 2 weeks in winter without sunshine and think this is normal.
There is no such thing as a "Philly Cheesesteak". Its just called a Cheesesteak since everybody knows where they come from.
"Vacation" means going to Hershey Park for the weekend.
You know several people who have hit deer more than once.
You often switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
You use a down comforter in the summer.
You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events.
You think of the major food groups as deer meat and fish.
You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend or wife knows how to use them.
There are 7 empty cars running in the parking lot at the mini-mart at any given time.
You can actually eat cold pizza (even for breakfast) and know others who do the same. Those from NY find this "barbaric".
You not only have heard of Birch Beer, but you know that it comes in several colors: Red, White, Brown, Gold.
At least 5 people on your block (for the city folks) have electric "candles" in all or most of their windows all year long.
You know several places to purchase or that serve Scrapple, Summer Sausage (Lebanon Bologna), and Hot Bacon Dressing.
You can't go to a Pennsylvania Wedding without hearing the "Chicken Dance".
You actually understand these jokes and will send them on to your friends in PA too.
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