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Submitted by the readers of Carolina Country magazine Designed and illustrated by Warren Kessler

Y O U K N O W Y O U’R E F R O M

Carolina country if‌ Submitted by the readers of Carolina Country magazine Designed and illustrated by Warren Kessler

Copyright ©2010 by North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives, Inc., publisher of Carolina Country, the monthly magazine of North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives. All rights reserved Printed by Acculink, Greenville, N.C. First edition 2010 ISBN 978-0-615-40536-0

Soon after we began running these in February 2004, “You Know You’re From Carolina Country If…” became one of the most popular sections of Carolina Country magazine. Readers sent us new entries on a regular basis, and we published them. Recently, the well of new submissions began running dry, so we decided to collect some of them in a book. Thanks to Renee Gannon, Jenny Lloyd and Tara Verna of our staff for selecting and editing the ones we publish here. Thanks to designer Warren Kessler whose original illustrations were published in the magazine. And special thanks to everyone who sent these to us. There are many more of them still living on our web site. You know you’re from Carolina Country if this was the first page you turned to when you opened your magazine. Michael E.C. Gery, editor Carolina Country

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…your huntin’ dog costs more than the truck you drive him around in. —From Michael Taylor

Your luxury car is a 4 x 4. —Elizabeth & Joe Burkel

Every real man owns a truck, or at least dreams of it. —The J.E. Moore family

You know that “barbeque” means cooking pork on an open pit and “cook out” means hamburgers and hotdogs. —Patsy Davis

Your car has a “boot” instead of a trunk. —Lorrie Stanger

You mow out back and find the car you drove in high school. —Tian Rodreguez

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…you have entered or seen a hollerin’ contest. —From C.S. Heafner, Lincoln County

You hear people say “barn backer” instead of “tobacco.” —Gail Austin, Four Oaks

You are still hiding your Confederate money from the I.R.S. —F.N. Stanton, Maxton

You have waded in a ditch behind your house and found crayfish and minnows. —Ronnie and Connie Dudley

Fried catfish is the other white meat. —Thelma Vann, Eure

It’s OK to insult anybody, as long as you follow it up with, “Bless his/her heart,” as in “He ain’t too bright, bless his heart.” —Janine Atkinson, Windsor

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…Dawn dish detergent doubled as your family shampoo. —From Gail Harrington, Asheboro

You know pastry is a chicken stew, not a dessert item. —Terri McKay, Mt. Olive

Your father or mother used a cereal bowl to give you a hair cut. —Dennis Hunter, Wadesboro

Your favorite toys were a stick shaped like a gun and a piece of bark you used for a walkie-talkie. —Cheryl A. Richardson, Iron Station

You buy “Cheerwines.” —Alice Carter of Lexington

You know a hamburger “all the way” means it has chili and slaw on it. —Zinny

Carolina Country magazine is published monthly by the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives for the member-owners of North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives. For more information: Carolina Country 3400 Sumner Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27616 www.carolinacountry.com

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