If you understand these, you have lived in the Buckeye state awhile.

"Vacation" means driving through Hocking Hills or going to King's Island.

You measure distance in minutes.

Down south to you means Kentucky.

You know several people who have hit a deer.

Your school classes were cancelled because of cold.

Your school classes were canceled because of heat.

You've ridden the school bus for an hour each way.

You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day

You know what's knee-high by the Fourth of July.

You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example: "Where's my coat at?" or "If you go to the mall I wanna go with."

All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, or grain.

You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.

You carry jumper cables in your car.

You know what "cow tipping" or "Possum Kicking" is.

The local paper covers national and international headlines on one page but requires 6 pages for sports.

You think that deer season is a national holiday.

You find -20 degrees F "a little chilly".

You know what a real buckeye is, and have a recipe for candy ones.

You know if another Ohioan is from southern, middle or northern Ohio as soon as they open their mouth.

You know that Serpent Mound was not made by snakes.

Going to the zoo in winter is considered VERY normal.

You eat at chipotle every week! And think people are weird if they don't know what it is.

You know where all the speed traps are on 270.

You know straight up, Old Cosi is better than NEW COSI!

You have a buckeye necklace.

You think Columbus is the biggest city ever until you start to travel.

You have gone to see Nutcracker when it plays every year.. even if you are a boy!

You think 45 degree weather is PERFECT for washing your car!

You know Wyandot Lake is NOT a body of water, and Mad River Mountain is not really a mountain.

You say Kroger’s. It's really Kroger.

You know businesses close on Ohio State Football game day.

You've seen Santa Radar on WNBS

You pray school is closed if you hear there will be snow, guess what, it's not!

You know you're from Columbus when college football is more important than professional football and the Michigan game means more than a bowl game.

You laid out one day in the sun, and got a tan. 24 hours later it was snowing

You know that Jack Hanna loves us, the most.

You think that there is nothing strange about the city of Westerville being Northeast of Columbus.

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

You actually get these jokes.


Thanks to many internet sources for this list.