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YOU MIGHT BE FROM OHIO IF...... You've had to switch from AC to heat, in the same day. You end your sentences with unnecessary prepositions, such as: "Where's my coat at?" You install... Read More

  1. by   jsteine1
    GRITS. Love 'em. First time I had them, I thought they were mighty weird mashed potatoes.
  2. by   essbee
    Quote from mcmike55
    YOU MIGHT BE FROM OHIO IF......

    You've had to switch from AC to heat, in the same day.

    You end your sentences with unnecessary prepositions, such as:
    "Where's my coat at?"

    You install security lights on you home and garage, but leave them unlocked.

    You think the 4 food groups are, beef, pork, beer and Jell-O salad.

    You know what "pop" is.

    You have designed you kids Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

    Your idea of sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightgown.

    The local newspaper covers headline news in two pages, but uses 6 pages for sports.

    You think all pro football teams are supposed to wear orange.

    You know Ohio's 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter & Construction.

    You know what a Buckeye is, and have a recipe for candy ones too.

    Your sense of direction, "toward the Lake" is the same as North, and "toward the river" is South.

    You can tell if someone is from northern or southern Ohio as soon as they open their mouth.

    You can spell words like: olentangy, cuyahoga, tuscarawas and wapakoneta.

    "Vacation" to you means Cedar Point if it's summer, and deer hunting in the fall.

    You measure distance in minutes.

    Your school was closed due to cold.
    Your school was closed due to heat.

    And finally, you might be from ohio if:
    you pronounce it "oh-hi-ya" and not "oh-hi-o"

    Submitted by a life long resident of the Buckeye State!!!

    Mike
    My daughter and I just watched blue collar comedy special and this was soooo right on time, an hilarious end to my grueling day thankyou, thankyou thankyou.
  3. by   mcmike55
    Thanks for all your input to this thread,,,I love it!!!!
    Like I said, I work part time in radio, so I find it facinating the way words are pronounced by people from different parts of the county.
    I was reading posts on a New England message board,,,here is a WHOLE 'nother ball game here!!!!!
    New Englanders seem to forget about the letter "R", while other parts of the country lean very hard on it. Remember the old line from the movie "Jaws".
    The kids are in the yawd, by the caw. Something like that. I love listening to it. That, and a good old slow southern drawl, it's great!!
    Back to some words to consider....take the word "our",,,mostly comes out like the letter "R". One I try to watch is the the word "news",,,,if you're not careful it comes out "nooooze" a former radio news guy told me to really lean into the word,,,,when I do it on the air, I try to make it sound "News", kind of like the sound a kitten makes,,,mews, I guess.
    Hey,,,,what do you call the meal you eat at noon???? I always called it lunch, but my grandmother, from Western Pa, called it dinner. Then the 5 pm meal supper. I think that's an old farming term, when they ate big at noon, but not sure.
    Mike
  4. by   crjnursewarrior
    Quote from mcmike55
    Thanks for all your input to this thread,,,I love it!!!!
    Like I said, I work part time in radio, so I find it facinating the way words are pronounced by people from different parts of the county.
    I was reading posts on a New England message board,,,here is a WHOLE 'nother ball game here!!!!!
    New Englanders seem to forget about the letter "R", while other parts of the country lean very hard on it. Remember the old line from the movie "Jaws".
    The kids are in the yawd, by the caw. Something like that. I love listening to it. That, and a good old slow southern drawl, it's great!!
    Back to some words to consider....take the word "our",,,mostly comes out like the letter "R". One I try to watch is the the word "news",,,,if you're not careful it comes out "nooooze" a former radio news guy told me to really lean into the word,,,,when I do it on the air, I try to make it sound "News", kind of like the sound a kitten makes,,,mews, I guess.
    Hey,,,,what do you call the meal you eat at noon???? I always called it lunch, but my grandmother, from Western Pa, called it dinner. Then the 5 pm meal supper. I think that's an old farming term, when they ate big at noon, but not sure.
    Mike
    Okay, Mike...those are some good ones! I say lunch...the meal you eat at noon IS lunch...not dinner! Dinner is at 5 or 6 in the evening! Here's some others...what do you carry your lunch in? Well, if you are from Northern Ohio, like me, you carry it in a lunch box...here in WV they carry their "dinner" in--what else?--a dinner bucket!! Also...what does a woman carry all her stuff in...Northern Ohio...a purse...here in WV...a "pocketbook". My kids love to hear me say words like "car" "party" because of the "funny" way they say I pronounce my "R". They were all born in Ohio, but have adopted a slight southern "twang" and the local dialect.
    Other things I find interesting...down here in WV, jr. high school starts in 5th grade (in the county I live in). What's that about? Jr. high for us was 7th and 8th grades. And down here they say "middle school" instead of jr. high and they look at me like they do not understand what I am saying when I call it that. And my kids can hardly fathom that I walked to school...and I lived about 45 minutes away from the high school. The only bussed kids in our neighborhood were the special needs kids. How was it in your neck of the woods?
    I'll keep you posted if I think of any more!!!!! :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
  5. by   mcmike55
    Warrior,,,,I forgot about purse, pocketbook.. I've heard that as well.
    What do you keep in there??? Wait,,,,I know.....this is a whole 'nother subject...What I was thinking of was Kleenex. Didn't matter if the brand was something else...it was a kleenex. Isn't it funny how a specific brand name attaches to an item, no matter who makes it, by another name even.
    Walking to school, for me was no biggie. I went to a city school, and walked until I was able to drive. Six or eight blocks to elementary, about twice that to "jr high", then nearly that to high school.
    Until a couple of years ago, when the city school built new buildings, we used the term "junior high", which was only grades 7 and 8. Now it is called a middle school, and houses grades six thru 8.
    We live outside of town, and my kids rode the bus. It was a new experience for me, since I walked most of my days.
    Just to jerk their chains, when they were small, I told them a classmate of mine died waiting for the bus....said a T-Rex got 'em, and the bus had holes in the floor for our feet to pedal, like the Flintstones. Cruel, somewhat sick, and not PC, I know, but for about a heartbeat....I had 'em! Hey they thought I was "soooooo old", I had to fight back!! :chuckle
    Mike
  6. by   Christie RN2006
    Your second car is completely dissolved by salt by the time April rolls around

    The phrase "lake effect" strikes terror in your heart

    Tourists ask you what time the river catches fire

    You know you don't really have an accent, the rest of the world does.

    You hear there are always famous people in town, but you have never seen one.

    You hate country music, don't know anyone that does like country music, and yet WGAR just won the country music station of the year.

    You take credit for Cedar Point even though it is 2 hours away.

    You have never ridden in a taxi.

    You wear shorts the first day of the year it isn't below 30 and snowing, just because you can.

    You know who the Jake really is

    It's too cold in the winter, and too hot and humid in the summer, to ever stay outside for very long.

    City council members hold debates on whether or not they should debate in the first place.

    You can accurately judge people's social status by which Kroger's store they frequent.

    If the temperature hits 45 degrees, and the sun comes out in any month between November and April, people walk around downtown wearing shades and no jackets.

    You live less than 30 miles from some college or university.
  7. by   crjnursewarrior
    Quote from Christie RN2006
    Your second car is completely dissolved by salt by the time April rolls around

    The phrase "lake effect" strikes terror in your heart

    Tourists ask you what time the river catches fire

    You know you don't really have an accent, the rest of the world does.

    You hear there are always famous people in town, but you have never seen one.

    You hate country music, don't know anyone that does like country music, and yet WGAR just won the country music station of the year.

    You take credit for Cedar Point even though it is 2 hours away.

    You have never ridden in a taxi.

    You wear shorts the first day of the year it isn't below 30 and snowing, just because you can.

    You know who the Jake really is

    It's too cold in the winter, and too hot and humid in the summer, to ever stay outside for very long.

    City council members hold debates on whether or not they should debate in the first place.

    You can accurately judge people's social status by which Kroger's store they frequent.

    If the temperature hits 45 degrees, and the sun comes out in any month between November and April, people walk around downtown wearing shades and no jackets.

    You live less than 30 miles from some college or university.
    Christie,
    Those are great! :wink2:
  8. by   Altra
    Great thread!

    Many of these apply in western PA too.

    The "install security lights on your house & garage but leave them unlocked" just cracked me up! So true ...

    Saying hello to Ohio neighbors Thanks for the laugh.
  9. by   chadash
    Go Oh Hi Ya!
  10. by   blueheaven
    I loved the list. As a tried and true "Buckeye" there are a few other things I have noticed. Those of us from south of I-70 are sometimes referred to as hillbillies (but that is ok) Hi to all you other southerners! I lived 125 miles east of Cincy on old US 52. I have lived for the last 2 years in Baltimore, Md :P It sure isn't home.
  11. by   chadash
    Those of us close to WV are hoopies....yous guys...
  12. by   blueheaven
    Hoopies???? I am from the Ohio, WV, Ky area and never heard that term before!
  13. by   Altra
    Quote from blueheaven
    Hoopies???? I am from the Ohio, WV, Ky area and never heard that term before!
    A term also used here in western PA.

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