Saturday, January 06, 2007

Can I Get a Whoop Whoop for this Jawn?

This simultaneously embarasses me a little and makes me proud. Does any of this sound like me? Mmmmmm.....scrapple, jimmies and wooder ice.

You know you're from PA if...

You've never referred to Philadelphia as anything but "Philly." And New Jersey has always been "Jersey."

You refer to Pennsylvania as "PA."

You know how to pronounce Bryn Mawr, Schuylkill, Bala Cynwyd, Duquesne, Punxsutawney, Susquehanna, and Allegheny.

You know what a "Mummer" is.

You can use the phrase "fire hall wedding reception" and not even bat an eye.

You absolutely hate T.O.

You really miss Y-100.

At least 5 people on your block have electric "candles" in all or most of their windows all year long.

Words like "hoagie", "sticky buns", "shoo-fly pie", "pierogies" and "pocketbook" actually mean something to you.

You know the time and location of every "wing night" in a 20 mile radius.

You consider an exotic vacation to be a trip to Ocean City, Virginia Beach, or Myrtle Beach.

You think very little of an Amish buggy on the road.

You've run up the steps to the art museum emulating Rocky at least once.

You know that Intercourse, Climax, Virginville, Paradise, Mars, and Slippery Rock, Blue Ball, and Bird in Hand are all PA towns.

You love Birch Beer.

You consider Pittsburgh to be "out west," and you know the fastest way to Philly is the Turnpike.

When the forecast said snow, you stayed up waiting for them to announce that school was cancelled.

You know that more than two inches of snow will at least get you a two hour delay.

You have an uncontrollable urge to buy bread and milk when you hear the word "snow."

You live within two miles of a plant that makes potato chips, corn chips, pretzels, candy, or ice cream, or that packages turkeys, beans, or bologna.

You think the roads in any other state are smooth.

Refer to something as "a whole nother," e.g., "That's a whole nother issue."

You punctuate every sentence with, "You know" at least twice.

Your favorite dessert is water ice. (pronounced "wooder" ice)

You find yourself using "yo" and "youse guys" when talking long-distance to family members.

You find yourself at a nice restaurant thinking "I wonder if they have cheese steaks?"

You visit New York and are impressed by how clean it is.

You've had more than one debate on why Wawa is better than Turkey Hill.

You call sprinkles on top of your ice cream cone "jimmies".

You can't imagine lunch without a Tastykake.

A vacation at the Jersey shore is better than going to an island (there's more stuff to do, plus you know everybody.)

You know where to find the Rocky statue.

You've had more than one argument over why your place for cheesesteaks is the best.

You've never been to the Liberty Bell, or the only time you were there was on a class trip in third grade.

You will buy a pretzel from anyone, anywhere without even thinking of where it was - or where his hands have been.

You can't imagine a breakfast without scrapple.

You don't know what a sub is, but you think they are trying to describe an imitation HOAGIE.

You call the Dallas Cowboys the Cowgirls.

When every year a team makes it close to or to the post season and yet every year you still find your self saying i know how this is gonna end...there's always next year.

You never took a field trip to anywhere other than the Franklin institute, the zoo, the art museum, or the museum of natural science.

You know every word to the theme song from the fresh prince of Bel Air.

You know what it means if someone refers to something as a "jawn"


Erin said...

I liked this post very much, except I am a little confused about that first picture. who or what is that and which line does it go with. it freaks me out a little bit.

Bone Junior said...

That, my friend, is a Mummer.

Clearly you are not from PA.


Tarable said...

I'm scared of the mummer too...

li'l mil said...

only slightly ironic that you posed this on the day of the rescheduled mummers parade :) they usually do it on new year's day, but it was too rainy this year, so they postponed it.

no, i didn't go. but i love me some struttin' mummers :) check out wikipedia for a good description...

also, i think adding "You still eat at the Taco Bell where you witnessed a homeless man fill his cup at the soda machine 2 minutes after urinating on the floor. Without washing his hands."