OK, dumb web list, but I admit I laughed hard at a few of these. The italics are my commentary.

You know you're from North Dakota when...

Vacation means going to Medora. Did that as a kid.

East means to Fargo.

You know several people who have hit a buffalo. Well, no...but we owned a beefalo one time - a buffalo / cow cross. We ate it, and it was good.

You've ridden the school bus for an hour each way.

You only lock your car in August, so it doesn't get filled with zucchini. I laughed out loud at that. Small town residents will understand.

You think 4 major food groups are: beef, hotdish, pork and Jell-O with marshmallows. Guilty.

You carry a blizzard survival kit in your car 12 months a year.

You find 3 feet of snow a minor inconvenience.

You know if another North Dakotan is from southern, middle or northern ND as soon as they open their mouth.

There is a Dairy Queen in every town with a population of 1000 or more, but McDonalds are spread out every 100 miles. Actually, my home town was too small for a Dairy Queen. We had the off-brand Tastee Freeze.

You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

Though your not breaking the law, you break into a cold sweat when to game warden appears. For me, it was the Truck Regulatory.

You owe more money on your snowmobile than your car.

You find it exciting to stare through a hole in the ice and look at the bottom.

You can tell the difference between a gopher and a chipmunk at 300 yards. Easily.

You think white rice is exotic and wild rice is hot dish.

Somewhere in the state is a piece of frozen metal with bits of your tongue stuck to it.

You hate "Fargo" but realize your entire family has the accent.

People borrow things to you. We were married for years before Kelsey convinced me that you lend things to people rather than borrow things to them. No kidding.

You think a basketball team consists of twelve white boys.

You may not have actually eaten it, but you have heard of Lutefisk.

Your bank has the name of your town included in its name. Yep.

You think that "UFF DA" is a standard English phrase.

You can recite, from memory, more than a half-dozen "Ole and Lena" jokes. What? Can't everyone?

"Down south" means Aberdeen.

You have no problem spelling "Wahpeton".

You expect to be excused from school for deer hunting season and harvesting. Happened to me.

You assume everyone has seen northern lights and sundogs.

After you discuss the weather, conversation declines.

You think that ketchup is a little too spicy.

You didn't know there was a Red River Valley in Texas

Your soup du jour at your hometown cafe is always beer cheese or knoephla. I will not even try to explain knoephla, and I'm not sure that's how it's spelled. Never saw it in print before.

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