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Splitlip
06-24-2008, 20:06
Shamelssly borrowed from one of Netdoc's posts on Scubaboard.

True Floridians Know...

1.. Socks are only for bowling.
2..You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.
3..A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade.
4..Your winter coat is made of denim.
5..You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.
6..You're younger than thirty but some of your friends are over 65.
6..Anything under 70 is chilly.
7.You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.
8..You could swim before you could read.
9..You have to drive north to get to The South.
10..You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix.
11..Every other house in your neighborhood had blue roofs in 2004-2005.
12..You've gotten out of school early on Halloween to trick or treat before it got dark
13..You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.
14..You dread love bug season.
15..You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list.
They aren't
Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Frances...but Charley , Frances ,
Ivan and Jeanne.
16..You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave.
17..You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.
18..You were 12 before you ever saw snow, or you still haven't.
18..'Down South' means Key West
20..You think New York drivers licenses should only be valid in New York .
21..Flip-flops are everyday wear.
22..Shoes are for business meetings and church,
23..but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.
24..Sweet tea can be served at any meal.
25..An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.
26..You smirk when a game show's 'Grand Prize' is a trip or cruise to Florida
27..You measure distance in minutes .
28..You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.
29..You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.
30..A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.
32. .You think everyone from a bigger city has a northern accent.
33..You know the four seasons really are: hurricane season, love bug season, tourist season and summer
34..It's not soda, cola, or pop.
it's coke, regardless of brand or flavor:
'What kinda coke you want?'
35..Anything under 95 is just warm.
36..You've hosted a hurricane party.
37..You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best rides.
( Space Mountain during the Electric Light Parade!)
38..You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.
39..You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Ichnatucknee and Withlacoochee
40..You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat than to own a boat yourself.
41..Bumper stickers on the pickup in front of you include: various fish, NRA, NASCAR, Go Gators, and a confederate flag.
42..You were five before you realized they made houses without pools.
43..You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.
44..You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas.
45..You recognize Miami-Dade as ' Northern Cuba '.
46..You not only forward this joke to your friends but you understand it
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Black-Gorrilla
06-24-2008, 20:20
lol... that's 98% accurate with most of Floridians!!

reactive
06-25-2008, 00:01
Good post! What's funny is that I'm from New Orleans and the same applies to about 3/4ths of that list.

BuzzGA
06-25-2008, 00:06
I was born in Florida and lived there for 35 years...wow those are too true. I sure miss home!

Black-Gorrilla
06-25-2008, 00:43
I was born in Florida and lived there for 35 years...wow those are too true. I sure miss home!

come on back then... everyother house is up for sale.

BuzzGA
06-25-2008, 01:01
Wish I could, we are out here for my job and my wife is on a full ride scholarship at the University of Arizona for her PhD. So in the meantime I'm working with my LDS to start DM in the fall. Its a long way to the ocean (about 7 hours to decent diving in Mex, 6 hrs to San Diego, and 6 to Hawaii) but I'm doing the best I can. And we go home to Fl as often as we can

scubasamurai
06-25-2008, 19:29
you forgot

47. to get a driver's lic in florida you have to show proof of scuba certification.

Splitlip
06-25-2008, 19:37
Good post! What's funny is that I'm from New Orleans and the same applies to about 3/4ths of that list.

Somebody from the Big Easy made the same comment over on Scubaboard.

moosicman
06-25-2008, 21:34
Thank you for this list. I absolutely love it. I am 10 minutes from the Florida/Georgia border and actually feel kinda like a Floridian. It's just that I'm a Floridian who never leaves the area for hurricanes.

USF_Diver
06-29-2008, 13:49
Born and raised in Florida, yeah most of those are true.

allknighter237
06-30-2008, 10:36
there are only two seasons in Florida: Summer and January

my family is originally from new york. i used to be real tolerant of cold weather, but after 10 years my blood has completely thinned...looks like i can never live back up north...not that i mind lol