1. Go to Google
2. Type in “You know you’re from (fill in state here) when…” and search
3. Go to the first link available
4. Copy and paste here, bolding the information that is true for you.

You’ve been seriously injured at Action Park. No, but my Aunt was on that sled ride…too bad, it was fun!
You know that the only people who call it “Joisey” are from New York (usually The Bronx) or Texas.
You don’t think of citrus when people mention “The Oranges.”
You know that it’s called “Great Adventure,” not “Six Flags.”
You’ve ordered a hard roll with butter for breakfast.
You’ve known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven.
You’ve eaten at a diner, when you were stoned or drunk, at 3 am.
Whenever you park, there’s a Camaro within three spots of you.

You remember that the “Two Guys” were from Harrison.
You know that the state isn’t one big oil refinery.
At least three people in your family still love Bruce Springsteen, and you know what town Jon Bon Jovi is from.
You know what a “jug handle” is.
You know that a WaWa is a convenience store.
You know that the state isn’t all farmland.
You know that there are no “beaches” in new Jersey – there’s “The Shore,” and you know that the road to the shore is “The Parkway” not “The Garden State Highway.”
You know that “Piney” isn’t referring to a tree.
Even your school cafeteria made good Italian subs, and, you call it a “sub” not a “submarine sandwich” or worse yet, a “hoagy” or a “hero.”

You remember the song from the Palisades Park commercials.
You know how to properly negotiate a Circle.
You knew that the last question had to do with driving.
You know that “Acme” is an actual store, not just a Warner Bros creation.
You know that this is the only “New…” state that doesn’t require “New” to identify it (like, try …Mexico, …York, …Hampshire (doesn’t work, does it?).
You know how to translate this conversation: “Jeet yet?” “No, Jew?”
You only go to New York City for day trips, and you only call it “The City.”
You know that a “White Castle” is the name of BOTH a fast food chain AND a fast food sandwich.

You consider a corned beef sandwich with lettuce and mayo a sacrilege.
In the 80’s you wore your hair REALLY high.
You don’t think “What exit” (do you live near?) is very funny.
You know that the real first “strip shopping center” in the country is Route 22.
You know that people from 609 area code are “a little different.” (Hey…I grew up in the 609!!)
You know that no respectable New Jerseyan goes to Princeton – that’s for out-of-staters.

The Jets-Giants game has started fights at your school or local bar.
You live within 20 minutes of at least three different malls.
You can see the Manhattan skyline from some part of your town.
You refer to all highways and interstates by their numbers.
Every year, you had at least one kid in your class named Tony.

You know where every “clip” shown in the Sopranos opening credits is.
You’ve gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of Willowbrook Mall.
You’ve eaten a Boardwalk cheesesteak with vinegar fries.
You have a favorite Atlantic City casino.
You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in February.
And finally…
You’ve never pumped your own gas.


  1. anteklb on 06.25.2004

    I was born in new mexico but I spent all my puberty in colorado. I think I’ll use that state cause the -only- links I came across I couldn’t bold.. I guess I’m nothing like a new mexican 😛

  2. anteklb on 06.25.2004

    WoW… I don’t even know what a quarter of that stuff is.. actually, none of it. Whats with “The 609”, “Piney” “Jeet yet?” and “No jew”?? and what’s with “What exit?” Is that supposed to be funny? haha this is all very intriging… oh.. I knew the difference in White Castles tho.. but that’s only cause I’ve been to St Louis 😛
    Turns out I’m like no one from colorado either, I think I’ll shrug this one off 😛

  3. iwantchai on 06.25.2004

    The 609 is similar to the 909.

    A Piney is a NJ hick. Typically live in the woods.

    Jeet Yet and No jew are demonstrations of the accent.

    What exit refers to the Garden State Parkway.

  4. takoburrito on 06.26.2004

    jeet yet and no jew are from an old Jeff Foxworthy “you might be a redneck if” standup routine.

    that and ‘yomptu’ as in, “I’m goin to the mall, yomptu?”

  5. iwantchai on 06.27.2004

    Wierd…people in NJ don’t watch Jeff Foxworthy…

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