You Know You're From Arkansas If:

Thanks to Andrew for passing this little gem on to me. I got quite a snicker out of these.

  • You've never met any celebrities.
  • Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waitin' to pass a tractor on the highway.
  • "Vacation" means goin' through Harrison on the way to Branson.
  • You've seen all the biggest bands…ten years after their last hit.
  • You measure distance in minutes.
  • Down South, to you, means Louisiana.
  • You know a bunch of people who have hit a deer.
  • You know a few that have also hit a coyote.
  • You have no problem spelling or pronouncin' Ouachita or Possum Grape.
  • You know what Toad Suck and Booger Holler are.
  • Your school classes were canceled because of cold, heat, a tornado, hunting, or a livestock show.
  • You've ridden the school bus for an hour…each way.
  • You've ever had to switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
  • You think ethanol makes your truck run a lot better.
  • Stores don't have bags or carts…they have sacks and buggies.
  • You see people wearing bib overalls at funerals.
  • You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it no matter what time of the year.
  • You end your sentences with a preposition, for example, "Where's my coat at?"…. "What's that made out of?"
  • All the festivals around the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, bricks, or lumber.
  • Priming was your first job…and you know what it means.
  • Your idea of a really great tenderloin is when the meat is twice as big as the bun and comes with cole slaw on top.
  • You say catty-wampus and tumped over.
  • You know the difference between a deer dog, a duck dog and a coon dog by the way they bark.
  • You put security lights on your house and your garage and leave both of them unlocked.
  • You think the four major food groups are beef, pork, chicken, beer, beans, and Jello salad with marshmallows.
  • When asked how your trip to any foreign, exotic place was you say,"It was different."
  • Pulaski County is considered a foreign or exotic place.
  • You consider being a "Beef Queen" an honor.
  • You carry jumper cables in your car.
  • You faithfully drink Pepsi, Mt. Dew, or Dr. Pepper everyday of your life.
  • You know what a "cow drop" is.
  • You have your own secret bbq sauce.
  • You know how to snipe hunt.
  • You or your neighbors have more hunting dogs than you have family members.
  • You visit the Arkansas State Fair mainly to see your neighbor's prize chicken.
  • You've been invited to or had a bunkin' party.
  • You send this email on to some Arkansas friends, 'cuz ya know it's all true, darlin'.


I'd just like to state for the record that yes, my high school did in fact have a school holiday on the first day of deer season. "Deer Day." Yes, really.

What's scary is that many of these apply to northwest Alabama, where Huntsville is "the big city."

We also had the first day of deer season off. It was called "First Day of Deer Season". Nicely co-incided with Thanksgiving.

I'm amused at how many of 'em apply to northern michigan. . .

Hey, they forgot one.... You had to marry someone from another state because those laws about wedding cousins are so darned stict! *grin*