Saturday, 24 January 2009

Facebook makes a joke. Kind of.

So, you all know I'm from Oklahoma. 

And now I'm on Facebook, in addition to Twittah, and this blawg, and the www. address...I am so down with all this stuff. 

Lots of people make fun of Oklahomans, and it's just not right. But yesterday I became a member of this group on Facebook: the You Know You're from Oklahoma When. 

So hysterical. You *so* don't want to know how many of these I'm down with.

You know you're from Oklahoma when: 
1. You can properly pronounce Eufaula, Gotebo, Okemah, and Chickasha.
2. You think that people who complain about the wind in their states are sissies.
3. A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.
4. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
5. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
6. 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.
7. Stores don't have bags, they have sacks.
8. You see people wear bib overalls at funerals.
9. You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.
10. You measure distance in minutes.
11. You refer to the capital of Oklahoma as "The City."
12. It doesn't bother you to use an airport named for a man who died in an airplane crash
13. Little smokies are something you serve only for special occasions.
14. You go to the lake because you think it is like going to the ocean.
15. You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.
16. You know cow pies are not made of beef.
17. Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.
18. You have known someone who has had one belt buckle bigger than your fist.
19. A bad traffic jam involves two cars staring each other down at a four-way stop, each determined to be the most polite and let the other go first.
20. You know in which state Miam-uh is and in which state Miam-ee is.
21. You aren't surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, and bait all in the same store.
22. Your "place at the lake" has wheels under it.
23. A Mercedes Benz is not a status symbol. A Ford F350 4x4 is a GT.
24. You know everything goes better with Ranch.
25. You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned how to multiply.
26. You actually get these jokes and are "fixin" to send them to your friends.

Finally, you are 100% Oklahoman if you have ever heard this conversation:
"You wanna coke?" "Yeah." "What kind?" "Dr. Pepper."


Heidi the Hick said...

Fourteen of those could be in a special "You know you're from Ontario" section!

We hicks gotta stick together y'know!

Kerri said...

5, 6 and 17 are commonly found in Florida. But, I just lived there, wasn't born there.

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

You beat me to it, Heidi. Substitute football for hockey and ya got it.

pseudosu said...

Too funny!
I am one of the few, I guess, who didn't you you were form there. One of my blog links is to "Failed Bands Of Oklahoma" which is also funny (most of the time) if you feel like checking it out. I like haunting their comments section with my smart alecky remarks...

JKB said...

HeidiTH - LUL! Yeah, we gotsta stick together. It's important.

Kerri - Well, perhaps you have to have a rethink. ;)

Chumplet, thanks for visiting! Football, hockey, it's all the same thing. (Over here they call soccer football and I had a moment - 'why would Oklahomans be interested in soccer??' hehheh

Pseu, it was a well-kept sekrit for a long time. I'm only just being able to come to grips with it myself.