View Full Version : How many of these will make you nod and smile...

21-11-2008, 07:53 PM
Even if you don't live in Florida? Makes me laugh to think I live thousands of miles away but know what most of them mean!

You Know you're from Florida when...

Flip-flops are everyday wear.

Shoes are for business meetings and church.
No, wait, flip flops are good for church too.

Socks are only for bowling.

Orange juice from concentrate makes you sick.

Tap water makes you sick.

Sweet tea can be served at any meal .

An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.

You smirk when a game show's "Grand Prize" is a trip to Florida.

You measure distance in minutes.

You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five

All the local festivals are named after a fruit.

A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store,but
everything to do with shade.

Your winter coat is made of denim

You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

You're younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.

You know the four seasons really are: almost summer, summer, not summer
but really hot, and Christmas.

It's not "pop." It's "soda" or "coke."

Anything under 70 is chilly.

You've attended a hurricane party.

You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best

You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.

You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee, Withlacoochee , Okahumpka and

You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat than have a
boat yourself.

You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

Bumper stickers on the pickup in front of you include various fish, the
NRA and a confederate flag.

You were 8 before you realized they made houses without pools.

You were 12 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas.

You know what the "stingray shuffle" is and why it's important!

You could swim before you could read.

You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.

Every other house had blue roofs in 2004-2005.

You've gotten out of school early on Halloween to trick or treat before
it got dark.

You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.

You dread the lovebug seasons.

You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list.
They aren't Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances...but Charley, Frances,
Ivan and Jeanne.

You know why flamingos are pink.

You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.

You were twelve before you ever saw snow or you still haven't.

When the northerners complain that 80 is 'so hot', you just stand there
and smile.

You refer to the seasons as "Tourist Season", "Fire Season" "Hurricane
Season" and "Mosquito Season"

21-11-2008, 09:28 PM

Some of those could apply to Queensland too - and yes it's funny that we know what they mean even so far away!

22-11-2008, 04:38 PM
From my couple years there, most of these are very true for Floridans. :D

23-11-2008, 12:19 AM
Oh my gosh!!!! Except for the reference to the native Floridians, I can honestly say I've experienced/believe/etc. all of those!!! LOL. Yeehaw Junction! LOL. What a "blink and you'll miss it" place! :D

Good one Claire. :yes: