Thursday, August 23, 2007


1. You measure distance in minutes.
2. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
3. You use "fix" as a verb. Example: "I'm fixing to go to the store".
4. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit,vegetable, grain, insect or animal.
5. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
6. You know what a "DAWG" is.
7. You carry jumper cables in your pickup...for your OWN pickup.
8. You only own four spices: salt, pepper, Tabasco and ketchup.
9. The local papers cover national and international news on one page but require 6 pages for local sports.
10. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
11. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit "a little warm".
12. You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.
13. You know whether another okie is from, north or south as soon as they open their mouth.
14. Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as "goin' Wal-martin"
15. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good pinto-bean weather.
16. A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola or pop.
17. It's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example: "What kinda coke you want?" "Dr Pepper"
18. You know all 5 directions...north, south, east, west, and yonder
19. Fried catfish is the other white meat.

I knew I was an okie at #15....this should be the list I talk about when people ask about Oklahoma!

1 comment:

Emily said...

Ok, I have to take issue with numbers 16/17. In TEXAS we say coke. I had never heard it called pop till I moved to Oklahoma and everyone HERE said pop. Funny story though, my uncle moved to Washington DC in his 20's and never knew until then that you shouldn't say you were "fixing" to do something.