ones that apply to me are bolded. ones that are repeats from a previous one I did were deleted. comments are in [ ]s.
|You Know You’re From Pennsylvania When…|
You’ve never referred to Philadelphia as anything but “Philly.” And New
You refer to Pennsylvania as “PA.” [If I’m typing I do]
“You guys” is a perfectly acceptable reference to a group of men & women. [and to a group of just women]
You know how to respond to the question “Djeetyet?” (Didyoueatyet?)
You learned to pronounce Bryn Mawr, Wilkes-Barre, Schuylkill, Bala Cynwyd, Duquesne, New Tripoli, Tunkhannock, Punxsutawney, Tamaqua, Susquehanna, Allegheny, and Monongahela. [I’ve only heard of 6 of them…brin mar, wilks bar, school-kill, pucks-a-tawny, sus-kwah-hanna, al-a-gainy]
You know what a “Mummer” is, and are disappointed if you can’t catch at least
You own only three condiments “A-1, Heinz 57 and Heinz ketchup”.
Words like “hoagie”, “crick”, “chipped ham”, “sticky buns”, “shoo-fly pie”,
One of the highlights of your life was a field trip to Penn’s Cave and Horseshoe curve. [actually, that’s pretty much the only cave in most of PA and VA I haven’t been to…but I always wanted to]
You know exactly what to do when your mother tells you to “red up” your room.
You know the time and location of every “wing night” in a 20 mile radius. [not really on purpose…I hear and see them advertised all the time]
You don’t think people from Philly or Pittsburgh talk funny. [they talk funny?]
You don’t understand all the hype about Rolling Rock beer;
You consider an exotic vacation to be a trip to Ocean City, Virginia Beach,
You think very little of an Amish buggy on the road. [I wouldn’t say I think very little…I think ‘how annoying’]
You learned long ago how to “step carefully” around the buggy tie-ups in the
You can go 2 weeks in winter without sunshine and think this is normal. [it’s not?]
You know that Blue Ball, Intercourse, Climax, Bird-in-Hand, Virginville,
There is no such thing as a “Philly Cheesesteak”.
You know that Eucre is a card game and not a form of vomiting.
Your turkey has “filling,” not “stuffing,” and most certainly, NOT “dressing.”
Know that Yuengling is pronounced “Ying-ling,” and believe
You know that a green pepper is not a pepper at all but a “mango”.
You live within two miles of a plant that makes potato
You know that chicken corn soup from a fire house is
You say things like, “Outen the lights,” “I’m calling
You’ve heard of distelfinks and hex signs.
You know the Penn State cheer, and although you’ve
Hearing horses clopping down a paved street doesn’t
You never see any Confederate Flags, except on the
You have the Rolling Rock bottle memorized: “From the
Elect pro-life Democrats and pro-choice Republicans
Frequently go “with,” e.g., “You going to the market?
Refer to something as “a whole nother,” e.g., “That’s a
You REALLY HATE antiquers. On Sunday mornings you would
When you were a kid and somebody really pissed you
You know the expression, “Hey naw! Watchya dewin’?”
You know where to buy “Opera Fudge” and that it has
The only Jewish people that you’ve ever met have been
You love the Phillies (unless they stink) in which case
* As Joe can confirm, for the past 6 months or so I’ve been on and off obsessed with being able to say Yuengling three times fast in a row. It usually comes out “Ying-ling” “ling-ning” “ning-ning”. Occasionally I can do it but very rarely. For a few months last year I was also unable to say “holy small cars” three times fast but I conquered that one. It would usually come out “holy smarl cars” or “holy smarkars”. I have no idea what that inital conversation was about that I was trying to say “holy small cars” in the first place.