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Old 05-18-2004, 06:36 PM   #11
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Oh God, those are all so horribly true

But the ones that hit me most...

You know what the phone number for Empire Carpet is! *sings* eighthundred five eight eight, two three hundred, EMPIIIIIIRE!!! Actually, I've met that guy. He sings barbershop. Seriously.

You don't pronounce the "*" at the end of Illinois, and you become irate at people who do. Thought everybody knew that

You measure distance in minutes (especially "from the city"), and
everything is pretty much 15 minutes away.
Yep, only MY city is DeKalb And i live 15 minutes from it

You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "DesPlaines." Not to mention knowing where it is...

Your school classes were canceled because of the cold weather.
Your school classes were canceled because of the hot weather.
Welcome to the Central US

You've switched from heat to air conditioning in the same day. We have a saying here...if you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes, it'll change

Your grocery stores don't have sacks; they have bags. Hell, I LAUGH at people who say "sacks"

You end your sentences with prepositions: "Where'* my coat at?" or "If
you go to the mall, I wanna go with," or "Come by and pick me up."
That'* just modern American english :P

You always carry jumper cables in your car. Doesn't everybody???

You drink "pop," not soda or even worse "coke." Freakin southerners

You understand that I-290, I-90, I-94, and I-294 are all different highways. Been on all of em too

You have two favorite football teams: The Bears, and anyone who beats the Packers! Don't like the Bears, but I'm still to this day a broncos fan due to them beating the Packers in the superbowl

You read "The Trib." Good paper, too

You think 35 degrees is great weather to wash your car! it'* ALWAYS great weather to wash my car

Great post, Steve, I laughed my butt off

--Christine
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Oh God, those are all so horribly true

But the ones that hit me most...

You know what the phone number for Empire Carpet is! *sings* eighthundred five eight eight, two three hundred, EMPIIIIIIRE!!! Actually, I've met that guy. He sings barbershop. Seriously.

You don't pronounce the "*" at the end of Illinois, and you become irate at people who do. Thought everybody knew that

You measure distance in minutes (especially "from the city"), and
everything is pretty much 15 minutes away.
Yep, only MY city is DeKalb And i live 15 minutes from it

You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "DesPlaines." Not to mention knowing where it is...

Your school classes were canceled because of the cold weather.
Your school classes were canceled because of the hot weather.
Welcome to the Central US

You've switched from heat to air conditioning in the same day. We have a saying here...if you don't like the weather, just wait 5 minutes, it'll change

Your grocery stores don't have sacks; they have bags. Hell, I LAUGH at people who say "sacks"

You end your sentences with prepositions: "Where'* my coat at?" or "If
you go to the mall, I wanna go with," or "Come by and pick me up."
That'* just modern American english :P

You always carry jumper cables in your car. Doesn't everybody???

You drink "pop," not soda or even worse "coke." Freakin southerners

You understand that I-290, I-90, I-94, and I-294 are all different highways. Been on all of em too

You have two favorite football teams: The Bears, and anyone who beats the Packers! Don't like the Bears, but I'm still to this day a broncos fan due to them beating the Packers in the superbowl

You read "The Trib." Good paper, too

You think 35 degrees is great weather to wash your car! it'* ALWAYS great weather to wash my car

Great post, Steve, I laughed my butt off

--Christine
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You know what the phone number for Empire Carpet is! *sings* eighthundred five eight eight, two three hundred, EMPIIIIIIRE!!! Actually, I've met that guy. He sings barbershop. Seriously.
His daughter went to high school with my sister. We were all at some singing recital at school one day (must have been back in the early 1980s now) in which my sister was in the chorus, we're sitting in Row 2 of the audience, and suddenly the guy right in front of me turns around to look back for some reason, and... it'* him! I bet some people probably asked him for his autograph... (okay, no, I didn't)
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I like to dring beers while listening to the bares game.
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