Monday, January 19, 2009

I Love Arkansas!!


(I received this email today, and thought it was too funny not to share!)

Things I Have Learned From Living in ARKANSAS:

Armadillos 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 Arkansas.

There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Arkansas, plus a couple more that no one has 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.

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."

Jeet? It's actually a phrase meaning, "Did you eat?"

You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you're done, or until it's too dark to see.

You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.

You measure distance in minutes.

It's not uncommon to have to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

"Fix" is a verb. Example: "I'm fixin' 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 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 national holiday.

100 degrees Fahrenheit is "a little warm."

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

Wal-Mart is really called, "Wal-Marts" and McDonald's is really called, "Mac Donald's."

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 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 stinkin' driver's ed ... if our mama says we can drive, we can drive.

Go Hogs!!!

8 comments:

Tamara said...

That is hilarious and so sad that most of it is true!!

Kim said...

That is so funny!!

Mandy said...

So funny but SOOO true!!

The Disheroons said...

Are you saying not all states go by these same rules. I think I need to get out more.

Cassie said... said...

Love it...my favorite one is the one able coke. I have always called it a coke & it drives my mom crazy when she visits from Deleware.

Candy said...

These are very funny!!! I think we could have the same list for the good ole' state of LA! :)

Julie said...

I have to say, I LOVE visiting your state!!!

Been thinking of you, I'm needing a trip to the Dayspring outlet!

"J" said...

This sounds a lot like Texas as well!!!!!! =)