Monday, April 2, 2007

You know you're from Louisville when ...

If you from Louisville add to it!


  • Your "International" airport has only one passenger flight that actually leaves the 48 contiguous U.S. states

  • The in-state sports rivalry is paid more attention to than the national championship.

  • You live in an area that occasionally gets considerable snowfalls, floods, and tornadoes ... but has no capacity to deal with any of the above.

  • You pronounce the name of your city different than anyone else you've heard.

  • You think the rest of the people in Kentucky sound like hicks.

  • When you think "Kentucky" you don't automatically think of horse racing or fried chicken.

  • You ask your doctor for an allergy cure and he tells you to "move".

  • You've shoveled 10+ inches of snow and worn shorts in the same week.

  • When people ask what school you went to, they don't mean Vanderbilt, Yale, or Harvard; they mean Ballard, Male, Manual, Trinity, Flaget, Sacred Heart or St.X.

  • You know what the Bambi Walk is.

  • Your last ten vacations were in Panama City or Destin.

  • You make an emergency run to Kroger for bread and milk at the first sighting of a snowflake.

  • You've lived here for years, yet somehow you get hopelessly lost each time you attempt a shortcut through Cherokee Park.


  • You hold up traffic to let a motorist you don't know into your lane.

  • You give directions based on landmarks that no longer exist or street names that have changed, but your directions never confuse any of the other Louisvillians

  • You have never been to the Derby, but wouldn't miss the Oaks.

  • You call in sick to attend the Oaks and spot your boss - who also called in sick - at the next betting window.

  • You think all the REAL hicks live in New Albany.

  • You think the only thing Southern Indiana is good for is buying pumpkins.

  • When introduced to another life-long Louisvillian, you spend the first part of the conversation finding out how you are connected. It's never as many as six degrees of separation - usually three will do it.


  • You can read about Rick Pitino in at least three different sections of your newspaper.

  • You think the rest of the world knows what Benedictine spread is.

  • You think the rest of the world knows what a Hot Brown is.

  • You have never eaten fish that wasn't fried.

  • You think the whole world puts spaghetti in chili.

  • You want another bridge built over the Ohio River, just so long as it doesn't cut through YOUR neighborhood.


  • You actually get these jokes and blog about it.

1 comment:

Ashley Cecil said...

When people ask if "people where you're from really wear shoes?"

When "wash" is pronounced "warsh"

When "ain't" and "y'all" are fit for professional language