Arkansas Truisms

My aunt sent the following list of “things we learned from being raised in Arkansas” to me. I know it has nothing to do with junkin’, but I thought it was cute. 🙂

  • Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.
  • There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth and 4,998 live in Arkansas
  • There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Arkansas , plus a couple no one’s seen before.
  • If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
  • ‘Twiced’ is a word.
  • People actually grow and eat okra
  • ‘Fixinto’ is one word.
  • There is no such thing as “lunch”. There is only dinner and then supper.
  • Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you’re two. We do like a little tea with our sugar!
  • “Backwards and forwards” means I know everything about you!
  • Djeet is actually a phrase meaning “Did you eat?”
  • You don’t have to wear a watch because it doesn’t matter what time it is. You work until you’re done or it’s too dark to see.
  • You don’t PUSH buttons, you MASH them.
  • You measure distance in hours. Like its 3 hours from Little Rock to Fort Smith .
  • You’ll probably have to switch from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day.
  • “Fix” is a verb. Example: “I’m fixing to go to the store.”
  • You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
  • Yes, Friday night high school football games is serious football!
  • You carry jumper cables in your car . . . for your OWN car.
  • There are only four spices: salt, pepper, Tabasco and ketchup.
  • The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip and sports.
  • 100 degrees Fahrenheit is “a little warm”.
  • We have four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.
  • Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as “goin’ to Wally-World.”
  • A cool snap (below 70 degrees) is good pinto-bean weather.
  • A carbonated soft drink isn’t a soda, cola or pop… it’s a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example: “What kind a coke you want?”
  • Fried catfish is the other white meat.
  • We don’t need no stinking driver’s Ed… if our mama says we can drive, we can drive.

Most people in my family believe virtually all of these, so this list is not a complete exaggeration.

I found lots and lots of goodies over the weekend so stay tuned for my show-off post. Also, my ornament auctions end on eBay tonight so I’m interested to see what they go for. That silly cardinal ornament is at over $102 now. What a find!!

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