What I've Learned From Living in Arkansas...
Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in
There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth and 4,998 live in
There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in
ARKANSAS plus a
couple no one's seen before.
If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
Onced and Twiced are words.
It is not a shopping cart; it is a buggy.
People actually grow and eat okra.
'Fixinto' is one word.
There is no such thing as 'lunch.' There is only
dinner and then there
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!
Backards and forwards means 'I know everything about
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
You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them.
You measure distance in minutes.
Sometimes you have to switch from 'heat' to
'A/C' in the same day.
'Fix' is a verb. Example: 'I'm fixing to go
to the store.'
All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit,
grain, plant, insect, mineral or animal.
You install security lights on your house and garage and
You know what a 'DAWG' is.
You carry jumper cables in your car . . . for your OWN car.
There are only four spices: salt, pepper, Tabasco and
The local papers cover national and international news on
one page, but
require 6 pages for local gossip and sports.
The first day of deer season is a national holiday.
100 degrees Fahrenheit 'a little warm .'We have
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.'
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 kinda
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.
EVERYONE can't be a Arkansan; it takes talent. You
might say it's an
art form or a gift from God!
Funny stuff, mostly true
I've been here 10 years and I still dont say Y'ALL or Findta (fixin to) though
:rofl::rofl::rofl:Reminds me of the two years I spent living in East Texas:zap:
i gotta say about 1/2 of those are true of even Mass so whoever wrote those isnt quite creative enough haha
however stil enjyed it
The south doesn't own the franchise on rednecks!!! :rofl:
(in my best hill billy voice) - This here is my wife, aunt Jane....
I'm my own grandpa. :D
Many, many years ago when I was twenty-three
I was married to a widow who was pretty as could be.
This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her and soon they, too, were wed.
This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life
For my daughter was my mother, 'cause she was my father's wife.
To complicate the matter, even though it brought me joy
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.
My little baby then became a brother-in-law to dad
And so became my uncle, though it made me very sad
For if he was my uncle, then that also made him brother
To the widow's grown-up daughter, who, of course, was my step-mother.
My father's wife then had a son who kept them on the run
And he became my grand-child, 'cause he was my daughter's son.
My wife is now my mother's mother, and it makes me blue
Because, although she is my wife, she's my grandmother too.
If my wife is my grandmother, then I am her grandchild
And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild
For now I have become the strangest case you ever saw
(This has got to be the strangest thing I ever saw)
As husband of my grandmother, I am my own grandpaw.
I'm my own grandpaw
I'm my own grandpaw
It sounds funny I know
but it really is so
Oh, I'm my own grandpaw.
- Is it only geographical location? Hill Billy suggest some type of topological boundry.
- Can Hill Billys and Rednecks co-exist?
- Can a Hill Billy be a red neck and vice versa....
- What about flat landers and how do they figure into this?
Many questions to ponder....
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