Strange Things I Learned Being Raised in Missouri
THINGS I LEARNED FROM BEING RAISED IN MISSOURI
Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.
There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth and 4,998 live in Missouri
There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Missouri , plus a couple no one's seen before.
If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
'Twiced' is a word.
People actually grow and eat okra.
'Fixinto' is one word.
There is no such thing as 'lunch.'
There is only dinner and then supper.
Iced tea is appropriate for all meals, and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar!
'Backwards and forwards' means I know everything about you!
Djeet is actually a phrase meaning 'Did you eat?'
You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you're done or it's too dark to see.
You measure distance in hours. Like its 3 hours from Springfield to St. Louis.
You'll probably have to switch from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day.
'Fix' is a verb. Example: 'I'm fixin' to go to the store.'
You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
Yes, Friday night high school football games is serious football!
You carry jumper cables in your car . . . for your OWN car.
There are only four spices: salt, pepper, Miracle Whip and ketchup.
The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip and sports.
100 degrees Fahrenheit is 'a little warm.'
We have four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.
Going to Wal-mart is a favorite pastime known as 'goin' to Wally-World.'
A cool snap (below 70 degrees) is good pinto-bean weather.
A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola or pop. .. . . it's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example: 'What kind a coke you want?'
Fried catfish is the other white meat.
We don't need no stinking driver's ed . .. . if our mama says we can drive, we can drive.
If you understand these jokes, please forward them to your friends from Missouri (and those who just wish they were).
EVERYONE can't be from Missouri.
You might say it's a gift from God!
And the most important thing we learned growing up in Missouri is...
IN GOD WE TRUST