Some of these seem more Northern Virginia oriented, but I have to say that I got a real kick out of them. Thanks to Heather for sending these to me!

You know you're from Virginia if..

  • Speed limits are just suggestions
  • You have at least two friends who have no idea what their relatives do…because its "top secret" government work
  • Most of your senior class went to Mason, JMU, Tech, VCU or UVA
  • When people ask where you're from, you tell them DC because its easier to explain
  • You've never told someone you're from Virginia without putting "northern," "central," or "southern" in front of it (See above…)
  • It's not actually tailgating unless your bumper is touching the car in front of you.
  • You know yellow light means at least 5 more cars can get through. (Yeah, man…at least. Probably also happens everywhere else.) A red light means 2 more can.
  • You actually know what the black boxes at stoplights are for.
  • Despite the fact that Virginia fought for the south in the Civil War, you are not, under any circumstances, a "southerner"
  • You are amused by visiting relatives who are actually excited to see Washington, DC
  • You took a field trip to Williamsburg as a kid
  • You are amazed when you go out of town and the people at McDonalds speak English
  • You or someone in your family has a Smart Tag
  • An inch of snow and you miss 3 days of school
  • All the potholes just add a little excitement to your driving experience
  • Crown Victoria = undercover cop
  • Subway is a fast food place. The transportation system is known as Metro, and only Metro.
  • They just tore down the old farm house across the street and put 12 new McMansions in its place
  • For the cost of your house, you could own a small town in Iowa
  • If you stay on the same road long enough, it will eventually have three new names.
  • You have to dial the area code to call your neighbor
  • "Vacation" means spending a day at King's Dominion or Busch Gardens.
  • "Going to the River" means any stream with water.
  • You have never been served tea without the waitress asking "sweet or unsweetened?"
  • Your favorite past time is telling West Virginia jokes.
  • Anyone who can't trace his or her ancestry back to at least four generations in Virginia is an outsider.
  • "Going to the beach" means anywhere from Ocean City (MD) to Virginia Beach to Myrtle Beach.
  • You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Virginia.

~Stephanie

 

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