20 Ways to determine if you are a real Alabamian

1. You can properly pronounce Arab, Decatur, Cahaba, Opelika, Sylacauga, Oneonta, Eufaula, Wedowee & Mobile.

2. You think people who complain about the heat in their states are sissies.

3. A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel.

4. You know that the true value of a parking space is not determined by the distance to the door, but by the availability of shade.

5. Stores don’t have bags or shopping carts, they have sacks and buggies.

6. You’ve seen people wear bib overalls at funerals.

7. You think everyone from a bigger city has an accent.

8. You measure distance in minutes. (It’s about 5 minutes down the road)

9. You go to the lake because you think it is like going to the ocean.

10. You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit.

11. You know cow pies are not made of beef.

12. Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date.

13. You have known someone who has a belt buckle bigger than your fist.

14. You aren’t surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, beer, and bait all in the same store.

15. A Mercedes Benz isn’t a status symbol. A Ford F-350 4×4 Extended Bed Crew Cab dually is.

16. You know everything goes better with Ranch Dressing, or Ketchup.

17. You learned how to shoot a gun before you learned how to multiply.

18. You have used your heater and air-conditioner in the same day.

19. You actually get these jokes and are “fixin’ ” to send them to your friends.

Finally: You are 100% Alabamian if you have ever had this conversation:

20. “You wanna coke?” “Yeah.” “What kind?” “Dr Pepper.”


9 Responses to “20 Ways to determine if you are a real Alabamian”

  1. praiseHim Says:

    Those are so true! I can pronounce all the cities, I really do measure minutes rather than miles, and listen to the weather forecast before deciding what to wear! Some of those are redneck things though. I don’t consider myself to be a redneck.

  2. skilletfan Says:

    GO Ford F-350 4×4 Extended Bed Crew Cab dually’s YEAH

  3. SweetTart Says:

    Haha. I LOVE #20.

  4. BookSnob Says:

    Yes, these people here have SERIOUS ISSUES with Coke. Coke is Coke is Coke, not Mr Pibb which I can’t tell if its a knock off on Pepsi or Dr Pepper. And they don’t serve Pepsi!! I totally grew up on diet Pepsi and sugar free popsicles. lol,

  5. SweetTart Says:

    Ewwww, pepsi! If mr. Pibb is a knock-off of Pepsi, then it’s a knock off of a knock off. Pepsi is just messed up Coka-Cola.

    • BookSnob Says:

      Very true, but, it tastes like I’m five again, so…
      Also, there is nothing worse than Pepsi over it’s sell by date. It’s terrible!!
      ~ Confessions of a 7 year old who really wanted soda.

  6. tGbtg! Says:

    This is so funny! And so true! Yeah, I agree Rebecca, I certainly hope I’m not a redneck!

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