Saturday, September 03, 2011

You Know You're From Nebraska When...

You know how to polka, but never tried it sober....

You know what “knee-high by the Fourth of July” means.

You know the difference between “Green” and “Red” farm machinery, and would fight with your friends on the playground over which was better!

You buy Christmas presents at Fleet Farm or Tractor Supply Co.

You hear someone use the word “oof-dah” or “Holy Buckets” and you don't break into uncontrollable laughter.

You or someone you know was a “Beef Queen” or “Dairy Princess” at the county fair.

You know that “combine” is a noun.

You let your older siblings talk you into putting your tongue on a steel post in the middle of winter, or peeing on a electric fence.

You know that “creek” rhymes with “pick”.

Football schedules, branding calves and weaning, hunting season and harvest are all taken into consideration before wedding dates are set.

If the sun is out, it's really windy, and you’re getting wet....better get on upside to moving livestock.

Saturday you go to your local bowling alley.

Cruising “Main” lasts for six blocks.

You have driven your car on the lake.

You can make sense of “upnort” and “batree”.

Every wedding dance you have ever been to has the hokey pokey and the chicken dance.

Your definition of a small town is one that only has one bar.

If a road you're driving on has more than three curves to a are nearing or in the Sand Hills.

Your vocabulary still includes, “Yes, Ma’am” and “No, Sir”

You actually understand these jokes and will forward them to all your Nebraska friends!


Erica Vetsch said...

Most of these will work for Kansas and those that don't work for wonder we get along. :D

Vicky DeCoster said...

Good ones, Mary! I am always telling my husband is is not CRICK! But he of course ignores me. :-)

Vicky DeCoster said...

I meant to say, "I am always telling my husband it is not CRICK!" I can't type today.

Linda said...

We do most of these in southern MN as well! What a delicious reminder of those days! Thanks for posting!

Linda said...

Those are great Mary! I thought you were talking about Minnesota!

Mary Connealy said...

I live right on the shores of Elm Creek. Elm CRICK! Everyone calls it that.

And once a snooty woman sort of sneered at me for saying CRICK. And I said, "Get the right accent or get out of the state, you old bat!!!!"

Well, honestly, I just THOUGHT IT!!! But you live in Nebraska, Creek is pronounced Crick. Get with the program.

Brandi said...

Funny list! I was in Old Colorado City a few weeks ago, and one of the bakeries was selling a specialty sandwich from Nebraska. It was a roll stuffed with ground beef, cheese, sauce , and onions. The owners said it was really popular in Nebraska. I forgot the name of it. Would you happen to know?

Mary Connealy said...

It wasn't a runza was it.
We invented Runza Hut.