You might be from Pennsylvania
- You have an uncontrollable
urge to buy milk and toilet paper when you hear the word
- You say the correct
pronunciation LANG-kest-er instead of the mispronounced
LAN-CAST-er. (Lancaster, Pa)
- You know the only way to
make good fastnachts is to cook them in LARD.
- You have ever ended your
sentence using the preposition 'with', as in "Do you
want to go with"
- You live within two miles
of a plant that makes potato chips, corn chips, pretzels,
candy, or ice cream, or that packages turkeys, beans, or
- You ask the waitress for
"dippy eggs" for breakfast.
- You do things 'once,' as in
"I'll go check in the back room once."
- You can stop along the road
to buy fruits, vegetables, or crafts on the "honor
- You know what REAL pot pie
- You say, "It's all"
when something is empty
- YOUR turkey has "filling,"
not "stuffing" and, most certainly, NOT "dressing."
- You know that chicken corn
soup from a fire house is the most nearly perfect food on
- Your neighbors' names are
Driebelbis, Stoltfus, Lebo, or anything ending in "-
baugh or -ouch"
- You say things like ...
"outen the lights," "I'm calling off today,"
and "they're calling for snow."
- You've heard of distelfinks
and hex signs.
- Red Beet Eggs makes your
list of top ten favorite foods.
- You start your greeting
"hello" with "why" and end it with
If these are part of your life,
you are a true "Pennsylvanian."