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Title: Your Location
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 24, 2004, 10:38:14 AM
The Fonz... HEY!!!!

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You don't kill your own food.
That's not as accurate as you'd think...

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The train system, by contrast, isn't very good. Trains don't go any faster than cars; you're better off taking a plane.
I'd rather take a train, if it was inside the US.

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Between "black" and "white" there are no other races. Someone with one black and one white parent looks black to you.

Or the other way around...

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you think the schools should teach kids English.
Nope.

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You went over US history, and some European, in school, Not much Russian, Chinese, or Latin American. You couldn't name ten US interventions in Latin America.
Are they talking about, things like Panama's independence? If so, then I could name more than ten.

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You still measure things in feet, pounds, and gallons.

Didn't the English invent that system? I know they don't use it anymore, but didn't they invent it?

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You think of Canada as a pleasant, peaceful, but rather dull country, which has suddenly developed an inexplicable problem in Québec. You probably couldn't explain why the Canadians didn't join the other British colonies in rebelling against King George.

Wasn't Canada owned by the French, at the time?

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Outside the Beltway

What does that mean? Is it referring to the Bible Belt?

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About the only things you expect to bargain for are houses, cars, and antiques. Haggling is largely a matter of finding the hidden point that's the buyer's minimum.

Not around here. Anyone that knows what First Monday means, knows what I'm talking about.

Where's the part about Americans in a foreign country? Simple way to know if someone's an American, outside the US. They'll look around, and be thinking/saying, "look at all them foreigners". Despite the fact, that they're the foreigner.
Title: Your Location
Post by: Jeysie on July 24, 2004, 11:19:34 AM
I'm honestly not certain what "the Beltway" is supposed to be... I don't think it refers to the "Bible Belt". I will say that looking up the "beltway" article on Wikipedia gives a reference to the "Capital Beltway", which is around Washington D. C., and makes sense in some of the context of that given section in my link.

Trains are generally useless here in Western MA, at least in a passenger sense... in fact, the only train stop I know of is an Amtrak stop in an obscure part of Pittsfield, and I don't know if that is even used any more. They're more common on the Eastern side of the state, though, I think. (There is a Scenic Railway in Lee, however, as its name suggests, it's a novelty rather than a real way to get around. Plus I think it's been closed down now anyway. :( )

And yeah, the Imperial system used to be a British thing.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Your Location
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 24, 2004, 11:37:36 AM
The Louisiana site's down  :'(

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You don't care very much what family someone comes from.
Wrong.

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You'd be hard pressed to name the capitals or the leaders of all the nations of Europe.
I assume they mean, any, not all.I doubt even the Europian could name all of them. Feel free to correct me on that.

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You aren't familiar with Mafalda, Lucky Luke, Corto Maltese, Milo Manara, Guido Crepax, Gotlib, or Moebius.

*googles*

P.S. The US, Canadian, and Texas ones seem very accurate.
Title: Your Location
Post by: Jeysie on July 24, 2004, 11:53:10 AM
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You don't care very much what family someone comes from.
Wrong.

IMHO, it depends on how rich/political the family. In matters among the *non*-uber-rich/politically powerful, it doesn't make a hoot of difference where I live.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Your Location
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 24, 2004, 11:59:30 AM
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In matters among the *non*-uber-rich/politically powerful, it doesn't make a hoot of difference where I live.

It does here.
Title: Your Location
Post by: Jeysie on July 24, 2004, 12:03:30 PM
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In matters among the *non*-uber-rich/politically powerful, it doesn't make a hoot of difference where I live.
It does here.

Remind me not to move there, then. (No personal offense to you, Louisiana. Of course, considering the tales I've heard from my Texan pals, I wouldn't want to move there anyway.)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Your Location
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 24, 2004, 12:40:13 PM
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In matters among the *non*-uber-rich/politically powerful, it doesn't make a hoot of difference where I live.
It does here.

Remind me not to move there, then. (No personal offense to you, Louisiana. Of course, considering the tales I've heard from my Texan pals, I wouldn't want to move there anyway.)

Peace & Luv, Liz

No offense taken.
Like I mentioned on another thread, descendents of the British live on one side, and descendents of the Spanish/French live on the other(the exception is where the two sides meet, and in large citys). We used to have 2 governments, even though we were one state. We're also probably the only state in the Union, that's more stubborn than the Texas.

That "Are you a Texan?" website noted what most Texans think of Louisiana. I won't disagree with the corruption.

If those dead people would just learn to vote right >:(
Title: Your Location
Post by: Jeysie on July 24, 2004, 12:59:13 PM
Oops, sorry, Louisiana. I thought I remembered you lived now in Texas, and that's where you were referring to... (and the place I heard about from my Texan friends). I didn't realize you meant the place you're originally from. (makes scorecard to keep things straight :-[ )

The only stuff I know about Louisiana comes from one of Harrison's friends. Sounds like an intriguing place, but again, not the sort of place a Massachusite would easily assimilate into (though not as much so as Texas). (Actually, the more I look, I'm beginning to think there's very few places where a Massachusite would feel at home... MA is a somewhat bizarre state to hail from.)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Your Location
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 24, 2004, 01:21:47 PM
*reads thru last 8 posts*

Sorry, I should have typed that differently. I don't even know what state I was talking about now, when I was referring to the website. Okay, I've got it figured out now.

Anything reffering to a certain state/area.
1st post(after you posted the website)=Texas
2nd post=Louisiana
3rd=Louisiana
4th=Louisiana

I still haven't gotten it through my head, that I'm living in Texas now.

P.S. That part about dead people voting, is because so many deceased people vote(in Louisiana). The fact that we have above-ground cemeteries, makes for some interesting jokes.
Title: Your Location
Post by: Jeysie on July 24, 2004, 01:27:07 PM
I still haven't gotten it through my head, that I'm living in Texas now.

Heh, that's OK. Even though I never liked Pittsfield, I still forget I live there sometimes. I'll likely be even worse when I finally escape MA altogether (if I ever do). It's probably even worse if you're fond of the place you left.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Your Location
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 24, 2004, 01:35:47 PM
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The only stuff I know about Louisiana comes from one of Harrison's friends. Sounds like an intriguing place, but again, not the sort of place a Massachusite would easily assimilate into (though not as much so as Texas). (Actually, the more I look, I'm beginning to think there's very few places where a Massachusite would feel at home... MA is a somewhat bizarre state to hail from.)

If I had to name the 5 most unique states, Louisiana would be one of them. The only state where Cajuns are a majority, our laws would drive an out-of-state lawyer mad, we eat food that is uncommon outside of LA, more nations have "owned" LA than any other state(I think), we've had somewhere past 11 constitutions(I lost count), we might have the wettest(never tried spelling that word before) soil in the US, and we have languages that nobody else speaks.

*whew*

Your turn.
Title: Your Location
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 24, 2004, 01:49:09 PM
I still haven't gotten it through my head, that I'm living in Texas now.

Heh, that's OK. Even though I never liked Pittsfield, I still forget I live there sometimes. I'll likely be even worse when I finally escape MA altogether (if I ever do). It's probably even worse if you're fond of the place you left.

Peace & Luv, Liz

I'd like to move back to Louisiana, but I like it here in Texas too. A great thing about Texas, no mosquitoes!!! Compared to Louisiana anyways.

If you left MA, where would you move(assuming you had a choice)? Always good to have a destination.




*wonders what the new thread will be called*

If I had some weird links, I'd try to get this thread back on track, but I don't.
Title: Your Location
Post by: Jeysie on July 24, 2004, 02:51:36 PM
I dunno if I'd call MA unique... just bizarre. We're probably bizarre in ways many other states are bizarre. It's just that we have an interesting combination of bizarrities.

At any rate... I actually can't speak for Eastern MA, so this will be a Western MA perspective. (With a slant mostly on the Berkshires.) I was going to post a whole essay... then I just decided to use a few joke letters I have hanging around, with some occasional commentary. (Er, sorry, this is sorta long...)

You really know you live in Western Mass when:

1. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway. (Seriously, traffic problems are pretty rare, except for Main Street in Springfield, which currently sucks.)

2. "Vacation" means going to Burlington, VT. for the weekend.

3. You measure distance in hours.

4. You know several people who have hit moose more than once.

5. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

6. You use a down comforter in the summer.

7. Your grandparents drive at 65 mph through 13 feet of snow during a raging blizzard, without flinching.

8. You see people wearing hunting clothes at social events.

9. You install security lights on your house and garage yet leave both unlocked. (Only true in the more rural parts of the area.)

10. You think of the major food groups as: deer meat, beer, fish, and berries.

11. You carry jumper cables & a battery charger in your car and everyone in your family knows how to use them.

12. There are 6 empty cars running in any parking lot at any given time. (Again, only true in the more rural parts of the area.)

13. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

14. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

15. You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and flannel pajamas.

16. You know all 4 seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Construction. (I love this one... it's so true!)

17. It takes you 3 hours to go to the store for one item even when you're in a rush because you have to stop and talk to everyone in town. (Greeting passer-by, bus drivers, clerks, etc. is pretty common... a custom which got me into a mildly embarrassing situation in NYC, but I digress. Door-passing is common too, and not limited by gender.)

You really know you live in the Berkshires when:

1. You actually know the proper places to yield at Park Square. (It's a rotary, for the sake of explanation. We have a LOT of rotaries here in MA. Not to mention mandatory double-lane changes and other oddities. Incidentally, as you might have guessed, Park Square is round.)

2. You can't look at a Norman Rockwell painting without feeling a sense of pride. (He wasn't born in the area, but he had a home in Stockbridge, and his official museum is there. We also can lay claim to Dr. Seuss being born in Springfield and Herman Melville's home Arrowhead in Pittsfield, among some others.)

5. You wouldn't jump in Silver Lake for a million dollars. (Also for the sake of explanation, Silver Lake is a lake in Pittsfield that was used as a toxic waste dumping ground by GE while the company had a base there. I happened to live a five minute walk away from it back then. Do you know how frustrating it is as a kid living five minutes away from a lake you can't play in?)

6. You have participated in the "Hometown America" parade. (One of the biggest 4th of July parades in the country, and probably the area's only claim to fame.)

7. You have at least 5 relatives that USED TO work for GE. (GE used to be Pittsfield's main employer. Now it's Lockheed Martin, IIRC. Yay.)

8. You know what PCB stands for, and know how many of them are in your backyard. (Again, thanks to GE's lousy waste-handling practices.)

9. You know that there is no logical explanation for the boat sticking out of the Allendale Shopping Center parking lot. (Another Pittsfield thing. Actually, the boat is now gone... now there's sheep statues all over downtown instead. Cheshire may have a statue of a cheese press in the middle of town, but at least they have a somewhat cool explanation for it.)

10. You curse the designers of the Berkshire Crossing parking lot. (Berkshire Crossing is a shopping complex in Pittsfield. Let's just say I think the parking lot designers were channeling M. C. Escher at the time.)

11. You talk like you're from Vermont. (I personally don't, but this is generally true. BTW, no, we don't talk like Bostonians.)

12. Most of the year you are surrounded by tourists.

13. You have had 3 or more consecutive snow days.

14. When someone asks, "Do you live near Boston?" you can't help but laugh. (I swear, everyone non-Western MA asks this. Either that, or they say they thought we were part of New York. Sigh.)

Other things not mentioned:

Collleges. Dunno if we're the state with the most colleges, but we have a crapload of them.

We are mostly religious. However, we are also mostly liberal. However, we still haven't repealed all our Blue Laws. Nobody really finds any of this odd, for the most part. (Our liberalness is the main reason why I'd have a hard time getting along anywhere else.)

I think this is a New England thing in general, but... we have a LOT of cities with Native American or British names. Also, many of them are not pronounced the way they're spelled. :P

There are several companies that either were founded, have their main headquarters, or both, here. Among them are Smith & Wesson, Staples, Big Y, and Friendly's.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Your Location
Post by: Jeysie on July 24, 2004, 02:55:42 PM
I'd like to move back to Louisiana, but I like it here in Texas too. A great thing about Texas, no mosquitoes!!! Compared to Louisiana anyways.

If you left MA, where would you move(assuming you had a choice)? Always good to have a destination.

Blarg, took me so long to make the last post, that I didn't notice this. I don't usually double post, but since the other post is so long already, I will this once.

I honestly don't know. Pennsylvania looked interesting while I was there, but I'm not all that familiar with many states. I've really only gotten a serious look at Michigan and New York, and I wouldn't want to live in either. Of course, Harrison wants to move to a small town here in Western MA, and I have no money to live on my own, so this presents a small problem.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Your Location
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 24, 2004, 06:57:28 PM
MA sounds like an interesting place.

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Of course, Harrison wants to move to a small town here in Western MA, and I have no money to live on my own, so this presents a small problem

Are you saying that you're not going to have a place to live soon ???
Title: Your Location
Post by: Jeysie on July 24, 2004, 07:13:26 PM
MA sounds like an interesting place.

Western MA has always struck me as being an epitome of a literal interpretation of the phrase "Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there." It has a lot of charm which is very nice in small doses, but wears thin after too many years.

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Of course, Harrison wants to move to a small town here in Western MA, and I have no money to live on my own, so this presents a small problem

Are you saying that you're not going to have a place to live soon ???

No, no, I didn't mean that. (I hope not, anyway. I could always just move back in with my mother, but that thought is less than appealing.) Just that some compromising is going to be in order. :P At any rate, neither of us will have any money to move for quite some time anyway.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Your Location
Post by: Yonkey on July 24, 2004, 07:19:06 PM
P.S. That part about dead people voting, is because so many deceased people vote(in Louisiana). The fact that we have above-ground cemeterys, makes for some interesting jokes.

...how do deceased people vote?  :o
Title: Your Location
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 24, 2004, 07:45:52 PM
If you look at the votes(in Louisiana), you'll see many names of people that are deceased(almost always).

It makes any vote, that doesn't have an obvious winner, hard to count. Many of them go by unnoticed. So people that really win votes, don't always get the job.
Title: Your Location
Post by: Yonkey on July 24, 2004, 07:48:51 PM
But when you go to the polling stations, you have to give in your voting registration card and/or show your photo ID.  

Don't tell me people use deceased people's drivers licences to falsify votes over there.  :X
Title: Your Location
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 24, 2004, 07:51:39 PM
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Don't tell me people use deceased people's drivers licences to falsify votes over there. :X

Okay, I won't tell you.

Honestly, I don't know how they get there, I've never thought about it before.



I'm guessing you've decided never to enter the Louisiana borders, huh?
Title: Your Location
Post by: Yonkey on July 24, 2004, 07:59:18 PM
Actually I've never thought about it before. :P  I don't usually think about travelling that much.
Title: Your Location
Post by: Louisiana Night on July 24, 2004, 08:15:08 PM
I don't either, but I'd like to go to Canada someday.

Now that I think about it, Mexico might be a better choice. I'm next door to it now. All I need is a passport...
Title: You Know You're Brazilian When...
Post by: Raforever on May 28, 2005, 03:46:38 PM
Special thanks to LN and OB's Girl for finding the site ::)

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- You didn't know anything about bills until you came to the US.

I still don't XD


- You still wear speedos to the beach or pool!

whats the problem with wearing speedos? :P XD


- You like Guarana better than Coke.

Whats the problem with guarana ::)


- If someone tells you to be at a certain place at 1:00 pm, you don't show up until 2:30 or 3:00 p.m.

I got lost XD


- You know who Xuxa and Pele are.

and whow doesn't?  ;)


- Your entire family goes to grandma's house on Sundays for a big family get together....even when you guys see each other everyday.

no comment ;D


- You can name at least 30 novelas (soap operas) and 10000 actors/actresses.

so what if I do? XD (just kidding)


- BBQ means steak, sausage, chicken wings, pork, rice, farofa, molho and beer.

and girls, coke, more meat, dancing..... ::)


- You are the loudest person in the room.

:-X


- You got a Brazilian flag hanging from your car's rearview mirror.

*looks away*


- You travel and instead of taking a suitcase with all your stuff, you take presents for the entire family, the dog, the neighbor, not to mention the old/used clothes that you take just in case someone needs it.

hehehe XD


- You lived in Florida, New York, New Jersey, or Massachusetts.

whats wrong with Mass? XD


- You leave your house spotless when you have people coming over.

Wouldnt want them sneezing would you? ::)


- You can dance.

With lamps too XD


- You take soccer too seriously.

Everyone loves soccer!! RIGHT!!?? *gets a golf club* XD


- You go to a birthday party,and you can't leave until you take that piece of cake home.

cake is good  ;D


- You`ve studied the history of almost every country.

::)


- You eat rice and beans at least 7 days a week.

And NO, I dont go around farting XD


- Your breakfast consists of milk and coffee, bread with butter,and a piece of cake.

roscas, cookies, etc..  ;B


- Everyone thinks you're everything but Brazilian.

I wonder why?  ;B


- You know who Os Trapalhoes, Turma da Monica, Zico, Caetano Veloso, Tom Jobim, Elis Regina, Ronaldinho, Jo Soares, Cazuza, Gilberto Gil, Silvio Santos, Roberto Carlos, Ayrton Senna, amd Carmem Miranda are.

::)


- You go to a bar and ask for salgadinhos with guarana.

Its good for you XD


- You are so used to corruption that nothing surprises you anymore.

:pokerface:


- You have a sense of fashion.

:pleased:


- You wear slippers..a lot!

so what? XD


- You always taking pictures everywhere you go.

::)


- You know what it's like to buy liquor without an ID.

what are IDs again? XD


- You know how to party, and if the party isnt over after 5am...its not a party!

The ones that end 6am are the best  ;B


- Any holiday...being it official or not, is an excuse to stay home from work and take a week vacation.

Like last thursday XD


- You dress up to go to the supermarket.

Gotta look good :P


- You are too friendly.

hehehe


- You're proud to be Brazilian - and you pass these jokes on to all your Brazilian friends!

already did XD
Title: Re:You Know You're Brazilian When...
Post by: Kimiko-chan on May 28, 2005, 04:06:46 PM
-You're not offended by the term, "Homo Milk."

WHo would be? Damn Homogized milk.. I hate it.

-You understand the phrase, "Could you pass me a serviette, I just dropped my poutine, on the chesterfield."

I would love a napkin while I eat my fries covered with shredded cheese and gravy on my couch

-You eat chocolate bars, not candy bars.

Damn straight!

-You drink pop, not soda.

Ok this reminds me of a conversation with OB XD

-You know what a Mickey and 2-4 mean.

No clue what a Mickey is but a 2 by 4 is a piece of wood

-You don't care about the fuss with Cuba. It's a cheap place to go for your holidays, with good cigars.

I can't go to cuba or I could be held hostage.. damn military.

-You know that a pike is a type of fish, not part of a highway.

I love Pike :)

-You drive on a highway, not a freeway.

I don't drive by ya that is WAY too true.

-You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.

Hell it's in my purse, you never know when that 5$ will help(Canadian tire is a hardware store and they give you so much Canadian tire money per dollar and you can use it as real cash at their stores)

-You know that Casey and Finnegan were not part of a Celtic musical group.

YAY MR.DRESSUP! Although he did die :( (children's show)

-You get excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.

There is a song that mentions Nova scotia and I get excited

-You brag to Americans that: Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion and many more are Canadians.

Hell YA!

-You know that the C.E.O. of American Airlines is a Canadian!

I didn't know that

-You know what a touque is.

I have like 3.. they are hats :)

-You know that the last letter of the English alphabet is always pronounced "Zed" not "Zee".

I won't even start with this one xD

-You understand the Labatt Blue commercials.
HELL YA!

-You know how to pronounce and spell "Saskatchewan."

Of course I can, my parents live on Saskatchewan Blvd :)

Y-ou perk up when you hear the theme song from "Hockey Night in Canada."

I hate hockey xD

-You were in grade 12, not the 12th grade.
Wow I believe me and OB had this discussion too xD.

-"Eh?" is a very important part of your vocabulary and more polite than, "Huh?"

Yep.. I use it all the time.. ask anyone.

-Winter. Whenever you want it. And then some.

Ya.. like I had snow last week and it was -10 degrees Celius the other day. In Alberta I had snow 2 days before my birthday.. My birthday is August 22th


-There's German food, Italian food, Chinese food, Armenian food, American food, but NO Canadian food.

Damn stragiht.. I love Chinese food.

-You call a "mouse" a "moose".

Nope but ok.

-You like the Americans a little because they don't want Quebec either.

Ya pretty much although I can speak french :)

-Contests run by anyone other than the government have "skill-testing questions" that winners must answer correctly before they can claim a prize.

Yes and I suck at math on the spot. It's a thing up here although with lottos you get all your winnings up front!

-Everything is labelled in English and French.

Yep and I read them both for fun.

-Milk comes in plastic bags as well as cartons and plastic jugs.

Yes they do and it's funny, I get all three depends on how much milk I need.

-Mountain Dew has no caffeine.
YAY! *drinks more Mountian dew*

There we go.. make some sense of my crazy Country. I could do Alberta's and Toronto's too :) and I believe Ontario is ther as well.
Title: Re:You Know You're Brazilian When...
Post by: Yonkey on May 28, 2005, 10:55:49 PM
-You know what a Mickey and 2-4 mean.

No clue what a Mickey is but a 2 by 4 is a piece of wood

I heard of a Mickey before, but I never knew that was the name of a small pocket-sized bottle of liquor.  And a 2-4 is a case of 24 beers. XD

-There's German food, Italian food, Chinese food, Armenian food, American food, but NO Canadian food.

Damn stragiht.. I love Chinese food.

Heh, I always found it funny how Americans name stuff like "Canadian bacon", "Canadian cheese", "Canadian maple syrup" since we don't prefix any of em with Canadian here XD.  But I guess it's similar to: French Fries, Polish Sausage, Swedish Meatballs, etc.

-You call a "mouse" a "moose".

Nope but ok.
I think they person mispelled it and actually meant "mousse" as in chocolate mousse, in which case it is pronounced like "moose".  Mouse obviously isn't. :P

-Mountain Dew has no caffeine.
YAY! *drinks more Mountian dew*
Actually, it contains 37 mg (http://www.mountaindew.com/about_dew/product_info/md.php) of caffeine per can.  Maybe the person was talking about the caffeine-free version?  But that's not really a surprise, caffeine free Coke & Pepsi don't contain any caffeine either.  ::)
Title: Re:You Know You're Brazilian When...
Post by: Louisiana Night on May 29, 2005, 08:35:02 PM
Keep in mind, that I'm from northern Louisiana, and some of these don't apply to me(despite being fairly accurate, in certain regions). :P

-The crawdad mounds in your front yard have over taken the grass.

True for a great deal of the state.

-You greet people with "Howzyamomma'an'dem?" and hear back "Dey fine!"

I say it more like "an'nem", but yeah.

-Every so often, you have waterfront property.

I lived in the "dry"/northern part of Louisiana(though it's true in many places, even for regions near there).

-When giving directions you use words like "uptown," "downtown," "backatown," "riverside," "lakeside," "other side of the bayou" or "other side of the levee."

Some yes, others no.

-When you refer to a geographical location "way up North," you are referring to places like Shreveport, Little Rock or Memphis, "where it gets real cold."

Not so much Little Rock or Shreveport(I've lived in or near both), but yes to Memphis.

-You've ever had Community Coffee.

I don't drink coffee, so no.

-You can pronounce Tchoupitoulas but can't spell it.

vice-versa for me. :P

-You don't worry when you see ships riding higher in the river than the top of your house.

That didn't happen where I lived.

-You judge a po-boy by the number of napkins used.

yep(Like I told Aaron, I think that's a saying :P).

-The waitress at your local sandwich shop tells you a fried oyster po-boy "dressed" is healthier than a Caesar salad.

nope.

-You can eat Popeye's, Haydel's and Zapp's for lunch and wash it down with Barq's and several Abitas, without losing it all on your stoop.

"We don't eat to live, we live to eat!" ;P

-The four seasons in your year are: crawfish, shrimp, crab, and King Cake.

minus the last, yes.

-You "wrench" your hands in the sink with an onion bar to get the crawfish smell off.

Not I.

-You don't learn until high school that Mardi Gras is not a national holiday.

Yep. ;P

-You believe that purple, green and gold look good together.

No... but it's a good way to tell the time of the year. ;)

-Your last name isn't pronounced the way it's spelled.

Accurate... but not in my case.

-You know what a nutria rat is but you still pick it to represent your baseball team.

yes I do, and no I wouldn't(they're in New Orleans ;P).

-You have spent a summer afternoon on the Lake Pontchartrain seawall catching blue crabs.

Nope.

-You describe a color as "K & B Purple."

No, but I know what it means.

-You like your rice and politics dirty.

/me takes Raforever's comment from the chat
*cough* no comment

-You pronounce the largest city in the state as "Nawlins."

That's one of the ways I pronounce  it. :P

-You know those big roaches can fly, but you're able to sleep at night anyway.

***isn't sure how to comment XD

-You assume everyone has mosquito swarms in their backyard.

I did, until moving to Texas. ;P

-You realize the rainforest is less humid than Louisiana.

Considering how humid it was in the "dry" part of Louisiana... I'd say that's close to true.

-You learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron...

yep.

-You discover that you can get a sunburn through your car window...

Going by the chat with Aaron, this is PERFECTLY normal. :P

-When out of town, you stop and ask someone where there is a drive-through Daiquiri place, and they look at you like you have three heads.

No, and I wouldn't want to go to one... though using the word "parish" has gotten me that look. :P

-You have flood insurance.

Pretty much true. :P

-Your burial plot is six feet over rather than six feet under.

I lived far enough north, that you could bury people(without worrying about them "floating" back up).

-You consider a Bloody Mary a light breakfast.

I don't drink.

-You push little old ladies out of the way to catch Mardi Gras throws.

I don't celebrate it, so no.

-You leave a parade with footprints on the top of your hands.

Does getting my hands stepped on count?

-You have a parade ladder in your shed.

:no:

-Your first sentence was "Throw me something mistah" and your first drink was from a go-cup.

no, and dunno.

-You worry about a deceased family member returning in spring floods.

I may have lived far enough not to worry about it, but some of my relatives on the other hand...

-You reply to anything and everything about life here with "Only in Nahlins".

not for the most part, though I've said that a few times.

-You have a monogrammed go-cup.

No, but I've seen enough.

-You get on a bus marked "Cemeteries" and don’t think twice.

A NewOrleans thing?...

-You shake out your shoes before putting them on.

:yes:

-Your sunglasses fog up when you step outside.

When I lived there, yes.

-No matter where else you go in the world, you are always disappointed in the food.

yes(as anyone that's been around more than a couple of months should know).

-You get up in the morning and start cooking a pot of rice before you give any thought to what you'll fix for dinner.

Once again, southern Louisiana.

-You ask, "How dey running?" and "Are dey fat?" when you're inquiring about seafood quality. When a hurricane is imminent

No hurricanes in the northern part of the state.

-When it starts to rain, you cover your beer instead of your head.

No, but I prefered it outside when it rained(no "skeeters").

-You call tomato sauce "red gravy."

no...

-You eat sno-balls instead of throwing them.

yes(and that is the correct spelling).

-Your house payment is less than your air conditioning bill.

What's funny, is how true it is.(Louisiana=has one of the cheapest housing costs, out of the 50 states)

-Your grandparents are called "Maw Maw" and "Paw Paw."

Mammaw and Pappaw... but close enough(my sister says "Maw Maw" and "Paw Paw" though).

-You fall asleep to the soothing sounds of four box fans.

I did(aprox.).

-No one eats healthy. Fried Batter is actually a menu item in some restaurants.

I don't see what's so unhealthy about the food(other than some regions eating too much)... and I've never seen that on a menu.
Title: Re:Your Location
Post by: Rosella on May 29, 2005, 08:57:46 PM
Well if everyone else is....  ::)


Speed limits are just suggestions
Isn't that everywhere? ::)

You have at least two friends who have no idea what their relatives do...because its "top secret" government work
Well there's Nikki's dad, that security guard at my church, whatever that guy my parents carpool with used to do...

Most of your senior class wend to Mason, JMU, Tech, VCU or UVA
Do my parents count?

When people ask where you're from, you tell them DC because its easier to explain
Only sometimes. Usually Northern VA works for me

You've never told someone you're from Virginia without putting "northern," "central," or "southern" in front of it (See above.)
Now this one answers itself

It's not actually tailgating unless your bumper is touching the car in front of you.
Well I'm not sure. I don't drive

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.
See above

You actually know what the black boxes at stoplights are for.
Yeppers

Despite the fact that Virginia fought for the south in the Civil War, you are not, under any circumstances, a "southerner"
Under threat by LN, I do not feel I'm at liberty to 112% agree with this statement 8)

You are amused by visiting relatives who are actually excited to see Washington, DC
It's just a bunch of tall buildings and traffic...

You took a field trip to Williamsburg as a kid
They canceled that one on us :( We still got to to to DC about 12 times though

You are amazed when you go out of town and the people at McDonalds speak English
Or your neighbors... ::)

You or someone in your family has a Smart Tag
??? Never heard of that one

An inch of snow and you miss 3 days of school
Or if it's cold...

All the potholes just add a little excitement to your driving experience
It's fun!!!

Crown Victoria = undercover cop
Um....suuuure o_O

Subway is a fast food place. The transportation system is known as Metro, and only Metro.
Yeppers

They just tore down the old farm house across the street and put 12 new McMansions in its place
Hey! Someone else says McMansions!

For the cost of your house, you could own a small town in Iowa
I'm sorry, I'm not sure of the price of small towns in Iowa :P

If you stay on the same road long enough, it will eventually have three new names.
This includes the one I live on! I think it has 4 names if you just follow it a half a mile or so

You have to dial the area code to call your neighbor
Yeah...so?

"Vacation" means spending a day at King's Dominion or Busch Gardens.
For most people, not me. I'd only go to an amusement park if it was absolutely neccesary. I'm afraid of roller coasters...

"Going to the River" means any stream with water.
Um...maybe

You have never been served tea without the waitress asking "sweet or unsweetened?"
Well I don't drink tea, but everyone else in my family does. And yes, this is true.

Your favorite past time is telling West Virginia jokes.
Only in West Virginia... :P

Anyone who can't trace his or her ancestry back to at least four generations in Virginia is an outsider.
Nah, I'm not that mean.

"Going to the beach" means anywhere from Ocean City to Virginia Beach to Myrtle Beach.
Been to the last two. Don't understand what's so odd about this statement.
Title: Re:You Know You're Brazilian When...
Post by: Raforever on June 01, 2005, 05:27:47 PM
-The four seasons in your year are: crawfish, shrimp, crab, and King Cake.

minus the last, yes.


What season is it now? XD


-You like your rice and politics dirty.

/me takes Raforever's comment from the chat
*cough* no comment


politics *cough*  :pokerface:


-You know those big roaches can fly, but you're able to sleep at night anyway.

***isn't sure how to comment XD


I'm not even go'en ask  :P


-Your burial plot is six feet over rather than six feet under.

I lived far enough north, that you could bury people(without worrying about them "floating" back up).


look mammaw, great great grandpappaw is back XD  ;P