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OT Things I learned about South carolina (humor)

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Kathy Gallagher

Feb 11, 2003, 5:22:22 PM2/11/03
Things I've learned about South Carolina...

Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.
There are 5000 types of snakes and 4998 live in South Carolina.
There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in South Carolina,
a couple that nobody has seen before.
Squirrels will eat anything.
Unknown critters love to dig holes under tomato plants.
Raccoons will test your crop of melons and let you know when they are
If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
A tractor is NOT an all-terrain vehicle. They do get stuck.
"Onced" and "Twiced" are words.
It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy.
Fire ants consider your flesh as a picnic.
People actually grow and eat okra.
"Fixinto" is one word.
There aint' no such thing as "lunch." There's "dinner" and then there's
Sweet tea is appropriate for all meals, and you start drinking it when
you're two.
"Backards and forwards" means, "I know everything about you."
"Jeet?" 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.

More about South Carolinians: You know you're from South Carolina if.....
1. You measure distance in minutes.
2. You've ever had to switch from heat to air conditioning in the same
3. You see a car running in a store parking lot with no one in it no
what time of the year.
4. You use "fix" as a verb. Example: I am fixing to go to the store.
5. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable,
grain, insect, or animal.
6. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both
7. You carry jumper cables in your car...for your OWN car.
8. You know what "cow tipping" is.
9. You only own four spices: salt, pepper, Texas Pete and catsup.
10. The local papers cover national and international news on one page and
six pages for local gossip and sports.
11. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
12. You find 100 degrees Fahrenheit "a little warm."
13. You know all four season: almost summer, summer, still summer, and
14. Going to Walmart is a favorite past time known as "Goin' wal-martin"
"Off to Wally World."
15. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good pinto-bean
16. A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola, or's a Coke,
regardless of brand or flavor. Example: "What kinna Coke you want?"
17. Fried catfish is the other white meat.
18. You understand these and forward them to your friends from SC (and
who just wish they were).

Kathleen S. Fisher

Feb 12, 2003, 2:02:41 PM2/12/03
And Alabama, as well. Kathy F.

"HyperBum" <> wrote in message
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> "Kathy Gallagher" <> wrote in message
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> > Things I've learned about South Carolina...

> Funny! Strange thing is, these things do not just pertain to SC. I live
> Northern FL and ALL the same things apply, exactly. So, you don't have a
> corner on that market. ;o)
> --
> HyperBum


Feb 12, 2003, 2:12:10 PM2/12/03
This is funny - and true. My husband is from South Carolina but I grew up
in Arkansas and all this also applies to that state. Maybe most of the
southern states?


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Feb 12, 2003, 5:47:59 PM2/12/03
On Tue, 11 Feb 2003 17:22:22 -0500, "Kathy Gallagher" <>
etched permanently into the ether:

> Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.

And Montanan's come on down to pick them up for their "Road Kill Cafe"


(apologies to Montanans)

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