Friday, June 8, 2007

South Carolina Heritage

You know you are from South Carolina when...

      • You measure distance in minutes.

      • You've ever had to switch from heat to air conditioning in the same day.

      • You see a car running in a store parking lot with no one in it no matter what time of the year.

      • You use "fix" as a verb. Example: I am fixing to go to the store.

      • All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.

      • You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

      • You carry jumper cables in your car... for your OWN car.

      • You know what "cow tipping" is.

      • You only own four spices: salt, pepper, Texas Pete and catsup.

      • The local papers cover national and international news on one page and six pages for local gossip and sports.

      • Your think that the first day deer season is a national holiday.

      • You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit "a little warm."

      • You know all four seasons: almost summer, summer, still summer, and Christmas.

      • Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as "Goin' wal-martin" or "Off to ' Wally World'."

      • You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good pinto-bean weather.

      • A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola, or's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example: "What kinna coke you want?"

      • Fried Catfish is the other white meat.

      • You know if another South Carolinian is from the Low Country, the Sand Hills, or the Piedmont section of South Carolina, as soon as they open their mouth.

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