You Know You're From Maryland When Mon, Dec 15, 2003

  • You know more than 10 people who own boats and they all park them at the same marina in Annapolis
  • You can pronounce and spell “Pocomoke,” “Mattaponi,” “Accokeek,” and “Havre de Grace”
  • You prononce “Bowie” BOO-ie not BOW-ie or BAUW-ie
  • 1 hour is an easy commute to work
  • You have more than three recipies for crabcakes
  • French fries just don’t taste right without Old Bay
  • There are more than two crab places in your town
  • Even your high school cafeteria made good crabcakes
  • You got your first lacrosse stick before you were six years old
  • You call all turtles “terrapins”
  • You refer to your state as “Merlind”
  • Your mother shops at Hecht’s
  • You still call Six Flags America “Adventure World”, or even “Wild World”
  • You still remember the Wild World commercial (Wild World’s the cure for the summertime blues!)
  • You can tell the difference between the smells of septic and marsh.
  • You not only know how to eat hard crabs but you also know how to catch them, cook them and tell the males from the females.
  • You don’t think that Assawoman Bay is a strange name for a body of water.
  • You know perfectly well why Rehoboth is called “Little San Francisco”
  • M R Ducks makes perfect sense.
  • So does C M Wangs.
  • You think Salisbury is a big city.
  • You think of dumplings as wet slippery squares of boiled dough.
  • You and your boss take off of work when the fish are running or the ducks are flying in..
  • You’ve eaten muskrat at a church dinner but think it’s better the way you fix it.
  • You think of “Dairy Queen” as a pageant title and not a place to get an ice cream.
  • “Formal wear” is a ball cap, a flannel shirt and Timberlands.
  • You still root for the Orioles even when they suck
  • You’ll never understand why tourists come to DC.
  • When in Florida, you can only laugh when you see signs saying “Real Maryland Blue Crab Cakes!”
  • You color with “Crowns”, take a “Share” with “Wooter” and think the president lives in “Warshenton.”
  • You know the difference between Glen Burnie ghetto and Catonsville ghetto.
  • Your whole family lives within a 200 mile radius of your town.
  • Dale Earnhardt’s accident was a close personal loss to your father
  • At least one man in your family is a waterman
  • You plan for “The Festival” a year in advance.
  • During the summer, you spend more time in Ocean City than at home.
  • Margret Heater, Hedspace, Jepetto, Outside Joke and Mary Prankster are people you think are “Famous”
  • Your radio dial is stuck on 99.1
  • You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Maryland.

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