You know you’re from Jersey when…

8 09 2006

Following the train of gakkedness, Alyxyn referred to Tom’s website and noted that a discussion had sprung up on The Straight Dope regarding Tom’s list. I reproduce it here for your enjoyment:

You don’t think of citrus when people mention “The Oranges”.
You know that it’s called Great Adventure, not Six Flags.
A good, quick breakfast is a hard roll with butter.
You’ve known the way to Seaside Heights since you were seven.
You’ve eaten at a Diner
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
You know what a “jug handle” is. (Not a fat roll on the body)
You know that 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 don’t go “to the shore” – you go “down the Shore”. And when you are there, you’re not “at the shore” – you are “down the shore”.

And yes, every one of these I went “Yup.”

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8 09 2006
Marty

Even those of us who aren’t from Jersey know that the state isn’t one big oil refinery or nothing but farms. A good chnk of the state is the Pine Barrens, which is inhabited by crazed, in-bred hillbillies and devils. πŸ˜‰

8 09 2006
Jasra

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Maybe? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Nonononono! Growing up in Cape May, it was called the beach. We went to the beach. We didn’t go to the shore because we were already there. πŸ˜‰
And that Marty is a characters. πŸ˜€

8 09 2006
dbs

Oddly a couple of these I didn’t match up with. I don’t know the ‘two guys’ reference. But I was also going to add stuff like “We eat hoagies here, not subs.” and we understand that there’s actually a place referred to as ‘central jersey’, but only to those who live there, to differentiate it from Elizabeth in the north, and Camden in the south.

8 09 2006
Jasra

I always used Central Jersey to refer to the Princeton/Mercer County area. But I could see how non-natives might not realize that.
Mmmm, hoagies!

8 09 2006
sah

O K , fess up. Who in our family loves Bruce Springsteen? (don’t count me!)
And what is a jug handle?
Cause I’m from Lawn Guy Land.

8 09 2006
dbs

A jughandle is the ‘right to turn left’ thing that is so common on NJ roads. “All turns from right lane.” “All turns”.
See the wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jughandle

15 12 2008
jersey girl

im from jersry.. first off.. “marty” obviously you arent from jersey because that is only one part on the side of the parkway. and its one patch of woods. haha you wish you were fomr jersey.
j e r s e y ?
you know your in jersey when…. made by mark ferri.
people start judgeing you by your area code.
when summers are either spent in clubs or at sixflags
you dont refer to six flags as great adventure, because your absolutly aware its not a great adventure.
one guy spends more time on there hair then all the girls put together.
we dont refer to our parents as rents or parentals… there parents.
every saturday in october is spent at fright feast,
we know fright feast is at six flags,
we dont refer to the beach as the beach…. its called a shore. and we dont say were at the beach. we are down the shore.
you were either raised in bk, staten island, or north jersey, no ones from out of the state,
you has once in your life said “jersey born and raised we do it up right”
you knew what sex was since you started doign it in 3rd grade.
you know pumas are a shoe brand not a animal
you know chanel isnt a -channel- on your television, and that theres only one n.
youve been to a club atleast once in your life.
we dont refer to new york as new york, its the city. and its the only one worth going to.
we dont drink our beer from a can, we put it it red plastic cups.
we refer to girls hair as scrunched not curled.
we know pepole who arent form jersey are “dirty”.
you know wawa as a hangout spot.
you know the only people who call it “joisey” arent from jersey.
youve eaten pizza and drank coffe when you were drunk or stoned.
you know route 9 runs through the whole state.
you dont refer to it as the garden state highway.. ist the parkway.
you know whose jewish if your drop a penny
you only got that if you live in jersey.
every year you have a tony anthony chris and mike in your class.
youve never pumped your own gas.
you know the location of over 15 wawas.
you have been to the englishtown austion.
you can smell low tide
jets/giants have started rights in your school.
your italian.
you know where to get the best bagels, and coffee.
your school makes italian hoggies and pizza.
a big storm is a hurricane.
route 18 dosent freack you out at night.
you know what the jersey devil is.
You don’t take any shit from anybody. Especially from someone from New York, because you live here for christ’s sake and just who the hell do they think they are anyway? Invading our damn beaches and bars, they’re just here for the damn summer and they think they own the damn place and….
youve spent saint patricks day in belmar.
you own a beach house.
getting drunk and high is excpected.
you know who the bloods/cripts are and at one time in your life you wanet dto be one.
you know your going to seaside after prom.
you know what a “mall rat ” is

15 12 2008
jersey girl

im from jersry.. first off.. “marty” obviously you arent from jersey because that is only one part on the side of the parkway. and its one patch of woods. haha you wish you were fomr jersey.
j e r s e y ?
you know your in jersey when…. made by mark ferri.
people start judgeing you by your area code.
when summers are either spent in clubs or at sixflags
you dont refer to six flags as great adventure, because your absolutly aware its not a great adventure.
one guy spends more time on there hair then all the girls put together.
we dont refer to our parents as rents or parentals… there parents.
every saturday in october is spent at fright feast,
we know fright feast is at six flags,
we dont refer to the beach as the beach…. its called a shore. and we dont say were at the beach. we are down the shore.
you were either raised in bk, staten island, or north jersey, no ones from out of the state,
you has once in your life said “jersey born and raised we do it up right”
you knew what sex was since you started doign it in 3rd grade.
you know pumas are a shoe brand not a animal
you know chanel isnt a -channel- on your television, and that theres only one n.
youve been to a club atleast once in your life.
we dont refer to new york as new york, its the city. and its the only one worth going to.
we dont drink our beer from a can, we put it it red plastic cups.
we refer to girls hair as scrunched not curled.
we know pepole who arent form jersey are “dirty”.
you know wawa as a hangout spot.
you know the only people who call it “joisey” arent from jersey.
youve eaten pizza and drank coffe when you were drunk or stoned.
you know route 9 runs through the whole state.
you dont refer to it as the garden state highway.. ist the parkway.
you know whose jewish if your drop a penny
you only got that if you live in jersey.
every year you have a tony anthony chris and mike in your class.
youve never pumped your own gas.
you know the location of over 15 wawas.
you have been to the englishtown austion.
you can smell low tide
jets/giants have started rights in your school.
your italian.
you know where to get the best bagels, and coffee.
your school makes italian hoggies and pizza.
a big storm is a hurricane.
route 18 dosent freack you out at night.
you know what the jersey devil is.
You don’t take any shit from anybody. Especially from someone from New York, because you live here for christ’s sake and just who the hell do they think they are anyway? Invading our damn beaches and bars, they’re just here for the damn summer and they think they own the damn place and….
youve spent saint patricks day in belmar.
you own a beach house.
getting drunk and high is excpected.
you know who the bloods/cripts are and at one time in your life you wanet dto be one.
you know your going to seaside after prom.
you know what a “mall rat ” is

15 12 2008
jersey girl

im from jersry.. first off.. “marty” obviously you arent from jersey because that is only one part on the side of the parkway. and its one patch of woods. haha you wish you were fomr jersey.
j e r s e y ?
you know your in jersey when…. made by mark ferri.
people start judgeing you by your area code.
when summers are either spent in clubs or at sixflags
you dont refer to six flags as great adventure, because your absolutly aware its not a great adventure.
one guy spends more time on there hair then all the girls put together.
we dont refer to our parents as rents or parentals… there parents.
every saturday in october is spent at fright feast,
we know fright feast is at six flags,
we dont refer to the beach as the beach…. its called a shore. and we dont say were at the beach. we are down the shore.
you were either raised in bk, staten island, or north jersey, no ones from out of the state,
you has once in your life said “jersey born and raised we do it up right”
you knew what sex was since you started doign it in 3rd grade.
you know pumas are a shoe brand not a animal
you know chanel isnt a -channel- on your television, and that theres only one n.
youve been to a club atleast once in your life.
we dont refer to new york as new york, its the city. and its the only one worth going to.
we dont drink our beer from a can, we put it it red plastic cups.
we refer to girls hair as scrunched not curled.
we know pepole who arent form jersey are “dirty”.
you know wawa as a hangout spot.
you know the only people who call it “joisey” arent from jersey.
youve eaten pizza and drank coffe when you were drunk or stoned.
you know route 9 runs through the whole state.
you dont refer to it as the garden state highway.. ist the parkway.
you know whose jewish if your drop a penny
you only got that if you live in jersey.
every year you have a tony anthony chris and mike in your class.
youve never pumped your own gas.
you know the location of over 15 wawas.
you have been to the englishtown austion.
you can smell low tide
jets/giants have started rights in your school.
your italian.
you know where to get the best bagels, and coffee.
your school makes italian hoggies and pizza.
a big storm is a hurricane.
route 18 dosent freack you out at night.
you know what the jersey devil is.
You don’t take any shit from anybody. Especially from someone from New York, because you live here for christ’s sake and just who the hell do they think they are anyway? Invading our damn beaches and bars, they’re just here for the damn summer and they think they own the damn place and….
youve spent saint patricks day in belmar.
you own a beach house.
getting drunk and high is excpected.
you know who the bloods/cripts are and at one time in your life you wanet dto be one.
you know your going to seaside after prom.
you know what a “mall rat ” is

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