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