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You're From Tennessee, if . . .


  • 1. You've never met any celebrities....other than Fred Thompson
  • 2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor
  • 3. "Vacation" means going to the family reunion.
  • 4. You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.
  • 5. You measure distance in minutes.
  • 6. You know several people who have hit a deer.
  • 7. Your school classes were canceled because they were forecasting snow.
  • 8. Your school classes were canceled because of heat.
  • 9. You've ridden the school bus for an hour each way.
  • 10. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
  • 11. You think ethanol makes your truck "run a lot better."
  • 12. 'You know what' is knee-high by the Fourth of July.
  • 13. Stores don't have bags; they have sacks.
  • 14. You see people wear bib overalls at funerals.
  • 15. You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no
          no matter what time of the year.
  • 16. You use 'fix' as a verb, for example: "I am fixing to go to the store."
  • 17. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit,
          or animals.
  • 18. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave
  • 19. You think of the major four food groups as beef,
           beer and
           jello salad with marshmallows.
  • 20. You carry jumper cables in your car.
  • 21. You know what "cow tipping" and "snipe hunting" is.
  • 22. You only own 3 spices: salt, pepper and ketchup.
  • 23. You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.
  • 24. You think sexy lingerie is a tee shirt and boxer shorts.
  • 25. The local paper covers national and international headlines on
          but requires 6 pages for sports.
  • 26. You think that deer season is a national holiday.
  • 27. You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
  • 28. You find 90 degrees F "a little warm."
  • 29. You know all 4 seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer and Christmas.
          NOTE: In East Tennessee, the seasons are
          Regular Season
           Bowl Season, and
            Waiting for Football
  • 30. You know if another Tennessean is from east,
           middle, or
           west Tennessee
           as soon as they open their mouth.
  • 31. There is a Dairy Queen in every town with a population of 1000
  • 32. You actually get these jokes and forward them to all your