Saturday, May 24, 2008

Repost: You Might Be From Northeast Ohio if...

Cliff Note: This was originally posted on July 4, 2007. I am reposting this along with some of the comments that were made on the original post.

This was going to be a you know you might be from Cleveland post, but seeing that some of my readers are from the region and not Cleveland proper, I would expand it to Northeast Ohio.

You might be from Northeast Ohio if...

You think the regional motto is "Wait till next year."

You think the first sign of spring is the first orange barrel.

You think the orange barrel is the state flower.

A good portion of your wardrobe either has Chief Wahoo in front, or "James 23" on the back.

You don't look at a buzzard as a scavenger bird, but as a radio station mascot-WMMS or a town festival-Hinckley.

You find yourself singing the "Garfield 1-2323" jingle.

You know the correct pronunciation of Cuyahoga, Medina, and Trivisonno.

The words "A waaaaay back" are music to your ears.

Ditto with "WHAM with the right hand"

"Stay sick and turn blue" isn't an insult. Cliff Note:Saying of late night television movie host Ghoulardi and later, the Ghoul.

No hot dog is complete without Stadium Mustard.

Enemy list includes, John Elway, Bill Cowher, George Steinbrenner, and Art Modell.

You won't be caught dead wearing gold and black.

We celebrate two seasons-winter and July.

Cliff Note: From the comments on the original

Anonymous said...

How about, "you might be from Northeast Ohio if..." You know that all sports talk on radio started with Peter J. Franklin on 3WE.

Tim Lones said...

Or..You might be from Northeast Ohio if..the mention of Parma immediatedly conjures up thoughts of Polka Music..not to mention white socks and pink flamingos..


mikedane said... You know your in radio when most of your wardrobe consists of station
logo t-shirts.

And black and gold rules baby. they
get me plenty of donuts.


david5258 said...

you know you're from ne ohio/ohio when 2 of your best coaches and 2 of your best players play for the black and gold--noll, cowher, lambert and big ben.--and they all get to the superbowl.
you know you're from ne ohio when everybody's favorite thing to complain about is the weather(wait 5 minutes--it will change. what rarely changes are the weather men--goddard, bernier(ma and pa), nolan. old weathermen don't die or retire, they just drop a few isobars....


Rich in Medina said...

Those are good...My mind isn't creative just now...but something about:
1)Lake Affect
2)Walleye
3)Pierogies


And from a new reader at the time...
Liquid said...

I'm lovin' it! :)

4 comments:

cathouse teri said...

How about "... if you say stuff like If You See Kay, tell her I said hi!"

Hey, visit me today. I gave you some linkin luv.

david mcmahon said...

Love the wisecrack about two seasons!

Pat Jenkins said...

ahh what would the buckeye state be without the mistake by the lake.....

struke said...

You might be from northeast Ohio if you ever ate at:
Burger Chef, Rax, Barberton Chicken Restaurants, Kraus' Pizza...