You know you're from Illinois if...
1. You know twelve different ways to prepare corn on the cob.
2. You use words like "sposta" and "wytcha." Example: I'm sposta
go to school wytcha today.
3. You measure distance in minutes.
4. Your school classes were canceled because of cold.
5. Your school classes were canceled because of heat.
6. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
7. You know what's knee-high by the Fourth of July.
8. You've pulled to the side of Interstate 94 to pick wild sunflowers
growing in pavement cracks.
9. You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example:
"Where's my coat at?" or "If you go shopping I wanna go with."
10. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave
11. You've gone downhill skiing on a landfill.
12. You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, beer,
and Jello salad with marshmallows.
13. You carry jumper cables in your car.
14. You know who Steve Dahl is and think he's hilarious.
15. You've done serious damage to your car by hitting a deer.
16. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
17. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit,
vegetable, grain, or animal.
18. You think people who pronounce our state "Ella noise" should
be hog tied.
19. You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and a hockey jersey.
20. The local paper covers national and international headlines on
one page, but requires 6 pages for sports.
21. You find -10 degrees F "a little chilly."
22. You've found more than three Native American arrowheads in a
23. You know if another Illinoisan is from southern, middle or
northern Illinois as soon as he or she speaks.
24. You go through a minimum of three gallons of windshield washer
fluid every winter.
25. You actually get these jokes and forward them to all your
friends from Illinois.
Mmm....Illinois pride. And to clarify, today was actually a day that required air conditioning this morning, and now is in need of heat. I travel I-94 damn-near every day, and I have had to wear heavy winter clothes/snowsuit under my Halloween costume, though I have never designed one.
A deer jumped through my best friend's living room window and was chilling out in her house, I have found an arrowhead, but not more than one, cars in winter are filth and my windshield wipers broke one winter and it was impossible to drive anytime it wasn't snowing (cause snow could clean off the filth). I made frequent stops to gas stations to squeegee.
Though I'm trying desperately to fix it, I do end my sentences in extraneous prepositions...often.