... Brag that their state
actually is bigger than some Texas ranches.
... Don't have to talk about
what it was like growing up someplace else.
... Delight in the fact they
live so close to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and
... Divide their world into
the land Above and Below the Canal.
... Know how to spell
... Can pronounce NewARK
... Are able to locate
Bellefonte, Talleyville, Elsmere, and Ardentown amid all
the suburban clutter..
... Understand the difference
between Christina and Christiana.
... Credit the original
Swedish settlers with introducing the log cabin, but don't
know of any famous Delawarean born in one.
... Refer to the Brandywine as
a crik, not a river.
... Get drinks of wooter at
the kitchen zink.
... Also warsh their cars with
... Think anybody from
anywhere else talks with a funny accent.
... Eat submarines, not
hoagies. And can tell the difference between a sub and an
overstuffed ham sandwich.
... Think it's an epicurean
experience to dine at the Charcoal Pit.
... Have gone to a muskrat
dinner in a Methodist church.
... Don't really care what
ingredients go into making scrapple as long as they can
drown it in ketchup.
... Go to Johnny's for
... Think St. Anthony's
festival is the epitome of Italian culture.
... Dream of having an affair
at the Hotel du Pont.
.... Install security lights
and alarm systems and then leave all the doors and windows
... Are confident the
volunteer fire company will come if needed, but complain
about the siren that summons the fire fighters.
... Think they're in a traffic
jam if there are three other cars waiting at a same red
... Measure distances in
minutes, not miles.
... Aren't confused if the
same road has five or six different names.
... Won't drive to any place
that takes more than an hour to get to.
... End sentences with
... Expect schools to close if
three snowflakes fall.
... Panic if more than three
... Turn on the air
conditioning whenever the temperature goes above 70°.
... Turn up the heat whenever
the temperature gets below 70°.
... Work overtime during the
winter so they can pay to spend two summer weeks in Sussex
County (if they live in New Castle) but wouldn't think of
spending two weeks in New Castle County (if they live in
... Go to the beach, not the
... Have been caught in the
undertow at Cape Henlopen.
... Can tell the difference
between the smell of chicken manure and mushroom soil.
... Either work for a bank or
have a relative who does.
... Know who used to make
better things for better living through chemistry but now
is hoping to come up with a miracle of science.
... Regard the opening of a
Home Depot as a memorable event.
... Remember when Trolley
Square was just a car barn.
... Used to listen to WAMS.
... Get nostalgic for the B. &
... Have never voted a
straight political ticket.
... Are on a first-name basis
with the governor and mayor.
... Expect to be around long
enough to get a letter from Joe Biden on White House