|There's a newark one I just found too: http://www.blogthings.com/newark.html |
Only five? Here's mine:
You don't "go to the beach", you go "down the shore".
You've had arguments over cheesesteak quality.
When it snows more than an inch, you call it a blizzard.
You or your friends have Lyme Disease.
You know what a Wawa is, and know the location of at least 15 of them.
You know what became of the 13th Leeds child, and claim to have seen him one time while peeing in the woods.
Your neighborhood demonstrates co-existence of African-Americans and racist rednecks.
You know that you should get the hell out of Camden before dark.
You buy Shop-Rite brand food at Shop-Rite.
Honesty, sincerity, and courtesy are things you once saw happen in Ohio.
You played soccer from Kindergarten through high school.
You've counted the number of t*tty bars on the Black Horse Pike.
You always went to the Franklin Institute when you were a kid.
Your middle school hangout was the mall.
You have an unusable, piece-of-sh*t boat in your front yard.
(Well not me, but a bunch of people I know)
You say "water" weird.
Even your school made good Italian subs.
You can't believe MTV went to Seaside Heights.
You know that ACME is an actual store, not just a Warner Bros. creation.
You never had school on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur.
You have mandatory recycling. Enforced by law.
In the woods behind your house, you can find couches, washing machines, and shoes. (Also not me but a ton of people)
You know New Years is all about the Mummers and the Polar Bear club.
You go to the local Fire Department barbeque in June.
Down the road, in the middle of nowhere, is an Egyptian restaurant and a custard stand with a minature golf course.
You know what custard is in South Jersey.
You can go bowling at 1:30 A.M. (with automatic scoring!)
One time, a sea gull sh*t all over your head.
Your mom still loves Bruce Springsteen.
You know it can be -10 degrees and 70 degrees in January in the same year.
There's a fruit and vegetable stand down the road.
You will always say "YO", and you'll say it often.
Your town has an online commmunity.
You go to another state and sit at a gas station wondering when the people will come out to pump your gas.
You know that no matter how much they put into the Camden waterfront Camden is still Camden.
You have to mail your relocated friends tastykakes.
You think North Jersey is a different state and South Jersey deserves its own secession.
Your high school prom was at the Camden Aquarium or The Mansion in Voorhees.
You know where Olga's Diner is on rt 70.
You are tired of people not believing you're from jersey because you don't have a New York accent.
You drive by a farm every time you get in the car.
Your neighbor is either a painter, a plumber, a builder, or an electrician with a work truck in the driveway.
Other people dont know what funnel cake and water ice is because everyone else calls it fried dough and slush.
You don't acknoledge that it is tomorrow until either you go to sleep or the sun comes up.
You have empty Wawa half gallon iced tea bottles all over your car and room.
The term "I think of you as a brother" turns into a whole family tree.
You ever went over someone's house to hang out with their mom.
You say "'lanic city", instead of Atlantic City.
You've seen a shack with a satellite dish.
You lived near a "crick" not a creek.
You say "gimme" instead of give me, or "com' mer" instead of come here.
You think we should sell north "Joisey" to New York for $24.
You never could figure out which was the Black Horse Pike or The White Horse Pike.
You think pit bulls are harmless.
Everything is "twenty minutes away". If you ask how long it takes to get any place in South Jersey, the person always says, "about twenty minutes". To get to a mall, "Oh, about 20 minutes". To get to the airport, "Mmm, about 20 minutes." To get from Runnemede to Philly, "Only about 20 minutes". Try it. Only the shore areas take more than "twenty minutes". They're usually "an hour and twenty minutes."
You went to StoryBook Land as a kid.
You haven't moved out of state soley for the reason you know the food is that bad everywhere else.
You know the one-day sale at JC Penny's really lasts three.
Every time someone in Hollywood makes fun of Jersey, you're mad and proud at the same time.
You say "porta reeko" instead of puerto rico, as it should be pronounced.
You don't even care when you leave your door unlocked.
You have a super secret place to sled that in better than anywhere else in town!
"Jeet?" makes sense when you hear it.
You were amazed Moorsetown was on MTV Cribs.
You're astounded when a friend that moves tells you theres not a Wawa nor CVS withen a 10 mile radius of them.
You think Amish people are amazing.
Your whole school knows when each water ice place opens, and the line goes on forever!
You would drop everything you were doing and run to the voting polls right now if you heard we were voting to make North and South Jersey separate states.
Summer is a process, not a season.
You've ever been to Wheaton Village.
You know which places were built on indian burial grounds.
Everyone you know has had Confirmation but never goes to church.
You know all of the "back roads" to get everywhere and prefer them to the expressway.
You think a mountain is any landform taller than your house.
You know what a "shoe-bie" is and can pick one out at the beach.
You can smell and know when it's low tide.
You eat at restaurants that have locations I, II, III, IV, and V.
You know that you don't put ketchup on boardwalk fries.
You get three 50's in a row when you play skeeball.
Donald Trump is mentioned at least daily in your local paper.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from south Jersey.
I should add one. Sat next to Bon Jovi.