Attala County, Mississippi


How to tell if you are a true Mississippian

  • 1. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
  • 2. "Vacation" means going to a family reunion.
  • 3. You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.
  • 4. You measure distance in minutes.
  • 5. You know several people who have hit a deer.
  • 6. Your school classes were canceled because the weather was too cold.
  • 7. Your school classes were canceled because the weather was too hot.
  • 8. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
  • 9. You think ethanol makes your truck "run a lot better."
  • 10. Stores don't have bags; they have sacks.
  • 11. Stores don't have carts; they have buggies.
  • 12. You know if another Mississippian is from South, Middle or North Mississippi as soon as they open their mouth.
  • 13. You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it.
  • 14. You use "fix" as a verb." Example: I'm fixing to go to the store
  • 15. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, a vegetable or animal.
  • 16. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both doors unlocked.
  • 17. You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, beer and chicken
  • 18. You carry jumper cables in your car...for your own car.
  • 19. You know what "cow tipping" and "snipe hunting" are.
  • 20. You only know four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup and Tabasco.
  • 21. A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda or cola. It is "COKE," regardless of what flavor it is.
  • 22. Going to Wal-Mart is a favorite past-time known as "goin' Walmartin" or "goin' da' Wally World."
  • 23. The local paper covers national news on one page, and requires six pages for sports.
  • 24. You think deer season is a national holiday.
  • 25. You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
  • 26. You find 90 degrees Fahrenheit "a little warm."
  • 27. You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer and Christmas.
  • 28. You actually get these jokes, and forward them to your fellow friends in Mississippi.

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