You know you're a Floridian if....

A true map of Florida that explains this weird, but wonderful state.


Those of you who live in Florida will recognize it,

and those who donít have been warned.

You know you're a Floridian if....

You have eaten a 10 lb. bass.

Socks are only for bowling.

You never use an umbrella because you know the rain

will be over in five minutes.

A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store,

but everything to do with shade.

 Your winter coat is made of denim.

You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.

You're younger than 30 but you have friends who are over 65.

 Anything under 70 degrees is chilly.

You've driven through Yeehaw Junction.

You know that no other store can compare to Publix.

You know that anything under a Category 3 just isn't worth waking up for.


You are on a first name basis with the Hurricane list.

They aren't Hurricane Charley or Hurricane Frances.

You know them as Andrew, Charley, Katrina, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne

and Wilma, Irene, Cheryl, Rita, Mary and Alison.

 You know what a snowbird is and when they'll leave.

You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty average.

'Down South' means Key West

Flip-flops are everyday wear.

Shoes are for business meetings and church,

but you HAVE worn flip flops to church before.

 You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level and chances are it's an old garbage dump that's been sodded.

 You know the four seasons really are:

Hurricane season,

Love bug season,

Tourist season

and Summer.

You've hosted a hurricane party.

You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee,

Withlacoochee, Thonotosassa, Econlockahatchee and Micanopy -

and you know where they are.

You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat,

than have a boat yourself.

 You were 25 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

You've worn shorts & A/C on Christmas and New Years.

You recognize Miami-Dade as 'Northern Cuba'



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