Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Growing up in Arkansas

Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.

There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth and 4,998 live in ARKANSAS .

There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in ARKANSAS plus a
couple no one's seen before.

If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.

Onced and Twiced are words.

It is not a shopping cart; it is a buggy.

People actually grow and eat okra.

'Fixinto' is one word.

There is no such thing as 'lunch.' There is only dinner and then there is

Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when
you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar!

Backards and forwards means 'I know everything about you.'

You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is.
You work until you're done or it's too dark to see.

You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.

You measure distance in minutes.

Sometimes you have to switch from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day.

'Fix' is a verb. Example: 'I'm fixing to go to the store.'

All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable,
grain, plant, insect or animal.

You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both

You know what a 'DAWG' is.

You carry jumper cables in your car . . . for your OWN car.

There are only four spices: salt, pepper, Tabasco and ketchup.

The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but
require 6 pages for local gossip and sports.

The first day of deer season is a national holiday.

100 degrees Fahrenheit 'a little warm .'We have four seasons: Almost
Summer , Summer, still Summer and Christmas.

Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as 'goin' Wal-martin' or
off to 'Wally World.'

A cool snap (below 70 degrees) is good pinto-bean weather.

A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola or pop . . . it's a Coke,
regardless of brand or flavor. Example: 'What kinda coke you want?'

We don't need no stinking driver's ed . . . if our mama says we can drive,
we can drive.


Mental P Mama said...

I think Tennessee and Arkansas are one on this one! My yankee ex husband once caused quite a commotion at the Kwik Stop because when the cashier said "Come Back" he actually thought he was supposed to come back to the counter! We still laugh at that.

Blogarita said...

A lot of them there points apply to Missouri, too.

Snooty Primadona said...

Okay, add most of Texas to that as well. Oh Hell, add the whole damn south for that matter, lol.

TSannie said...

You got that right, blogarita! Grew up with most of them in the good ol' state of Mizzourah!

Too funny, Tresia!

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

HEY! Y'all stole the Kentucky State Constitution!
Come go with us.

Jules said...

Thanks for the visit...Arkansas sounds like a grand place to live...I can totally relate to many of your points or keen observations;)

Jules said...

I just saw the moderation you get nasty comments or something?...Also, really like your do you get it on your blog??

Enabled with no clue in the NE

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Cute! Pennsylvania is the state where we use AC and the furnace all in the same day!

Jamie said...

Some of those points apply here in WI too!

Treasia said...

Mental Mama-It seems all the southern states have much of these in common. Who knew? LOL.

Blogarita-After having lived in MO for a few months I do remember a lot of the same.

Snooty-You're right.

tsannie-You're right too. LOL.


Jules-Arkansas is a wonderful place to live. If you like spiders and snakes. Sunday's past times (when I was younger) was driving the ditch banks and shooting snakes. Now it's against the law. How stupid to us southern girls.

Beth-The same can be said here as well. Wait, maybe that's actually attributed to my hot flashes.

Jamie-Wait isn't WI up north? LOL.

Treasia said...

Jules-Here is the link for the playlist site.