You know what Kennedy, Dan Ryan, Eisenhower, Edens, and Bishop Ford, have in common and curse one of them daily.
Da is a proper definite article.
You expect **** in local politics.
You go to the Dells in the summer to get away from the other 20 thousand that followed you.
You guard your shoveled parking space with an old chair and unusable broom.
You've never been to Springfield.
You know a good gyros joint.
The "Living Room" is called the "front room"
You measure distance in minutes (especially "from the city"). And you swear everything is pretty much 15 minutes away
You refer to Lake Michigan as "The Lake"
You refer to Chicago as "The City"
You have two favorite football teams: The Bears, and anyone who beats the Packers!
You think 35 degrees is great weather to wash your car!
You can distinguish between the following area codes: 847,630,773,708, 312, & 815
You respond to the question "Where are you from" with a side" example:"WEST SIDE", "SOUTH SIDE" or "NORTHSIDE."
You know what the phone number is to Empire Carpet!
You wear gym shoes, not sneakers.
Your favorite melody to hum is "****,****,****-Skeet,Skeet,Skeet!!!!"
You GOT to have spaghetti at your barbecue.
You are STILL a Bulls fan........
You go to Harold`s and order 4 pc wing, mild sauce, salt and pepper....This is true, but the locals here are actually better than harolds.
It's January and you see someone's kitchen chair in the street, and you know that if you're a responsible citizen and bring it back to the sidewalk you will be shot on sight
You don't flinch when you pay the fifth toll of your 45-minute car ride on the highway
When you read a big story in the paper about mob ties in the city government, your first reaction is "So, tell me something I don't know."
You've paid $105 for towing, $30 for more than one "street cleaning" ticket, $58 for a city vehicle sticker, and $70 for a license plate sticker -- and chalk it all up to "neighborhood taxes."
You pluralize grocery stores and retail chains: "I'm going to Jewels"; "I bought it at Targets"; "I couldn't find parking at Wal-Marts"
I can relate to all of those...everything seems to be true for the most part....o yea....SOUTHSIIIIIEEDE....reppin da 708 where we rock GYM SHOES unless we chillin the front room or at the lake
you know your from long island (new york) when...
You know someone who went to Chaminade.
Jones Beach Theater is the best place in the world to see a concert. CASE CLOSED!
Is it just me, or is every girl from Rockville Centre a b*tch?
Billy Joel said it best, "Either you date a rich girl from the North Shore, or a cool girl from the South Shore." << IMMA NORTH SHORE GIRL!!
What's the big deal about the Hamptons?
If you're not from Long Island or NYC, you're not really from New York.
You don't go to Manhattan, you go to "the City"
You know the Belt Parkway ****!
You never, ever want to "change at Jamaica..."
You never realize you have an accent until you leave.
You know where at least one strip club is.
You curse. A lot.
Is Huntington really that cool?
The **** geese are everywhere!
If your parents didn't, your grandparents lived in the city. (HAHAH YUP)
At some point in your life you or someone you know has owned an animal that came from North Shore Animal League.
You actually remember when you felt safe swimming at Bar Beach and Hempstead Harbor.
Commack movie theatre scares you...LOL
You walk around the mall aimlessly.
You drive around your town with your friends, and that's the most exciting part of your evening.
On the weekend, your evening consists of seeing a movie, going bowling, or playing pool.
When you walk in the city and you see two men holding hands...it becomes normal to you.
No word ends in an ER, just an AH.
You live in the shadow of the greatest city in the world, but you never go there.
When you're away from Long Island, you love it and when you're there, you don't.
You know the exact point at which Queens turns into Nassau simply on intuition.
You're still waiting for a bridge to Connecticut.
No matter what you do, you end up at the diner.
Your distant future might involve the state of Florida.
You've never been to Times Square on New Year's Eve.
You've tried to find the Amityville Horror house.
Each one of your diverse friends mercilessly makes fun of his own background.
You love that salty smell of the ocean.
No, you don't want mustard on that burger!
The most exciting day of your summer is when all tickets to every Jones Beach show go on sale.
You know White Castle is terrible for you and the food ****. But, you periodically "Get the Crave"
You want the Yankees to stay in the Bronx, but would probably go to more games if they moved to Manhattan.
You can order a pizza pie and a soda and people will understand.
You watched a game show and wondered, "why are these people so happy that they won a trip to New York?"
You know that parts of the Godfather were filmed on LI.
You have or someone you know has fallen asleep on the LIRR and ended up in one of these three places; Babylon, Port Washington or Hicksville.
Your parents took you to Nathans or Carvel
You hate the radio commercials for the Dublin Pub
Public beach? What's that?
You can correctly pronouce places like Happauge, Commack, Islip, Islandia, Massapequa.
You know the location of 6 malls, a dozen McDonalds, and 36 7-11's.
You grew up thinking Chinese food was a basic food group.
You're used to driving down the street in December and seeing more light-up menorahs than you can shake a latka at. In fact, even your non-Jewish friends know what Matzoh is. And you've never driven more than 10 miles without seeing a temple.
Oh, your parents are from Brooklyn? So are mine!
You can remember making up rules for “Shotgun” calls in high school.
Your **** promoted dodge ball as the top gym activity.
You were upset when all the Roy Rogers turned into Wendy’s.
AHH I HATE TO ADMIT IT...LONG ISLAND IS A GOOD PLACE TO LIVE...BUT A WACK PLACE TO LIVE!! IMMA MISS IT WHEN I GO TO SCHOOL (FALL 2006)!!
You Know You're From Mississippi When...
You've been to or know about the towns of: Hot Coffee, Whynot, Soso, Shuqualak, Okalona, and Noxapater.
When someone talks about The Flag, you know exactly what flag they're refering to.
In any given parking lot, every third car has a Flag bumpersticker.
Your neighbor (or yourself) has the Confederate battle flag in his yard and nothing else.
You eat **** hash.
You know where chittlins come from.
You know it's coke, not "pop", or "soda."
You know pop is a noise or an action (ie the **** popped out of his hole), not a soft drink.
You can tell, purely by accent, whether a person is from the Black Belt, the Red Clay Hills, the Piney Woods, or the Delta.
You know that the Delta is not the one below New Orleans.
Your church's attendance is reduced by half on opening day of bow season.
The preacher is not there on opening day of gun season.
The last time it snowed, you took fifteen photos and put some in your freezer for old time's sake.
A seven course meal is a bucket of KFC and a six-pack.
There is a trampoline in your neighbor's back yard.
Teenagers refer to the bus as the "cheese wagon," and refuse to ride it.
You only know five spices--salt, pepper, Ranch dressing, BBQ Sauce and hot sauce.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Mississippi.
Some of these apply to me.
Only in Jamaica, citizens have to protect police from ****.
You see police cars parked at rum bars.
People strike everyday just not to go to work.
You go to a restaurant, the waiter tells you hold on so he can watch the football game.
You can step up and step down in a bus same time.
You drive on the wrong side of the road until yours gets better.
You have heard of bicycle-by shootings.
Someone robs you - and asks you to walk around with more money next time.
The greatest tourist attraction a Rent-a-Dread.
Ganja is best form of agriculture in the country.
You go to report a crime in progress and the police tell you to stop interrupting the domino game.
Even the baddest D.J. becomes a born again Christian.
Once upon a time every J'can came from Kingston, now they seem to come from everywhere but Kingston.
You go to the bathroom to TIDY.
When "Unda" is a type of car and "Honda" is a way to get by a bridge.
When you carry Carbolic soap to the beach.
When you wear "****" under your swimsuit.
When you roll up in the sand just after getting out of the water.
When you eat too much you feel "Clyded"
Your suitcase stinks form the combination of roast breadfruit, fish and ackee.
You have yellow tint, shag carpeting, 2 crown air freshners, 2 lion kings, 2 nodding dogs and Garfield all in the back of your Lexus.
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Jamaica.
Yep pretty much on point
lol. most of these i can relate to. especially:
You call McNichols 6 Mile
You pronounce Lahser as "Lasher"
You add an "s" on Livernois
You can do any of the 3,000 hustles
You take ballroom hustle lessons
You`re familiar with the term "Dress to Impress"
You listen to Mason in the morning on 102.7 FM
You get your hair "did"
You think that Lou's Deli (the Mc Nichols location) has the best corned beef sandwiches! (<<<