You Know You're From Iowa When...


You measure distance in minutes

Weather is 90% of your conversation

Down south to you means Missouri

Snow tires came standard on your car

You have no concept of public transportation

The top 5% of your graduation high school class went to Iowa State -- everyone else attended the U of I

You know more than one person who has hit a deer

You have no problem spelling "Des Moines"

You know the answer to the question, "Is this Heaven?"

Your school classes have been canceled because of cold

You know what the numbers I-80, 280, 380 mean

You have boiled fish in lye for Christmas

You know what "uff-da" means and how to use it properly

You know what "Amish Country" is

You've licked frozen metal

The only reason you go to Wisconsin or Missouri is to get fireworks

You wear shorts when it's 50 degrees out in March, but bundle up and complain in August when it goes below 60 degrees

You have gone Trick-or-Treating in two feet of snow

You carry jumper cables in your car

You drink "POP"

In a conversation you heard someone say "Yah sure you betcha" or "No, I never" or "Not once ever even" and you didn't laugh

You know exactly where "Field of Dreams" was filmed

People from other states love to hear you say "Iowa" and other words with "Os" in them

You know what "Hawks" and "Clones" are

When someone says they are going out for dinner or supper, you know which meal they are talking about