You know your from Philadelphia if...

Discussion in 'Philadelphia, PA' started by F16WarBird, May 3, 2005.

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  1. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    You punctuate every sentence with, "You know" at least twice.

    You want olive oil, not mayonnaise on your "hoagie".

    You hate Dallas.

    Your favorite dessert is "wooder ice".

    You find yourself using "yo" and "youse guys" when talking long-distance to family members.

    You know how to spell Schuylkill.

    You pronounce ACME "ACK-A-ME".

    You think that $2,500 a year for insurance on a 1977 Toyota Corolla is a bargain.

    You find youself at a nice restaurant thinking "I wonder if they have cheese steaks?"

    You can't eat french fries without Cheese Whiz.

    You call sprinkles on top of your ice cream cone "jimmies".

    You don't think Wawa sounds funny.

    You snub a cheese steak that isn't on an Amoroso roll.

    Your parents, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles all live on the same block.

    You know who Jim O'Brien is and how he died.

    You can't imagine lunch without a Tastycake.

    You're still not sure about Jerry Penacolli.

    A vacation at the Jersey shore (pronounced "Down the shoore") is better than going to an island (there's more stuff to do, plus you know everybody.)

    You know where to find the Rocky statue.

    You know that only tourists go to Geno's, Pat's and Jim's for authentic cheese steaks.

    You only go if you're drunk and it's 3:00 a.m.

    You can make a cheese steak and you've never been taught

    You've never been to the Liberty Bell, or the only time you were there was on a class trip in third grade.

    You know what and where "Boathouse Row" is

    You will buy a pretzel from anyone, anywhere without even thinking of where it was - or where his hands have been.

    You can't imagine a breakfast without scrapple.

    You don't know what a sub is, but you think they are trying to describe an imitation HOAGIE.

    You aren't a bandwagon Sixers fan?you loved them when they sucked, and before they had A.I.

    You go to The Gallery or South Street in the summer time just to chill.

    You have the pizza place on speed dial.
  2. MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    You're still not sure about Jerry Penacolli.

    LOL!

  3. Stormtrooper_fan Force Ghost

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    What on earth is a cheese steak?

    The only thing I know about Philadelphia is there's a film with the same name, Kevin Bacon is from there and there's a soft cheese with the same name too (Philadalphia not Kevin Bacon :p )

    ... I'd like to combine the last two items on the list :D
  4. MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    Cheesesteaks. Ah the mystery that is the perfect one. If you're serious and you don't know, they are grilled chopped up thin strips of steak usually with onions, cheese is melted over it and the whole giant mound is then placed in a long hoagie roll. You can have additions like pizza sauce, green peppers, mushrooms, but steak and cheese is your base.
  5. Stormtrooper_fan Force Ghost

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    Yeah I was serious I didn't know I'm from the UK and vegetarian and I don't think we have stuff like that over here, so thanks for the explanation :D

  6. Meriwyn Former RSA

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    Alot of those can be translated to "you know you're from South Jersey if..." hehehe
  7. Maleficant Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah that is very true Meri. South Jersey thinks it's Philly and North Jersey thinks it's NYC!!! lol
  8. Padawan915 Force Ghost

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    Yup, I do many of those personally, or know many of them.


    That is true about S Jersey wanting to be Philly and North Jersey wanting to be New York, and the Central doesn't know what city it ******* wants to be. :p


  9. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    Here's another one:

    You know your from Philly if...

    Every year, you can be heard saying "The birds are gonna do it this time!!!"
  10. Padawan915 Force Ghost

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    Ain't that truth Joe.

    Or how about...


    "So how much longer until the Eagles are on? Oh, somewhere around when the Phillies are losing in August"
  11. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    You can understand the following conversation:

    "Yo!"

    "Yo!"

    "Yaight?"

    "Yeh"

    "Jeet?"

    "No, Joo?"
  12. MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    You wake up early to drive/listen to Wingbowl.
  13. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    [face_laugh]

    I forgot all about that.

    Here's another:

    "You have relatives that were on American Bandstand".
  14. strangebehaviour Jedi Grand Master

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  15. Stormtrooper_fan Force Ghost

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    I was wondering the exact same thing :D
  16. neeldawg66 Force Ghost

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    wooder ice= water ice

    All Philadelphians pronounce water as wooder. :p


    Rita's is my favorite.

    [image=http://www.baudersigns.com/signpics/layouts/pizza_deli_food/rita_wtr.gif]
  17. Stormtrooper_fan Force Ghost

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    Ahhh I see... hmmm now I'm curious as to what the Philadelphia accent is like :D

    Cue someone saying "OH we don't really have an accent" :D

    You do to me lol :p
  18. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    Nik, you were asking earlier about cheesesteaks. There's one on our banner just below Rocky's left arm.

    ;)
  19. strangebehaviour Jedi Grand Master

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    Philadelphia accent is not as hot as an English accent! ;)

    oh I call wooder ice fruit slush or italian ice.
  20. Stormtrooper_fan Force Ghost

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    LMAO! I did kinda wonder why there was a random sandwich on the banner :p

    The English accent is ok but I find the American accent hot hot hot :D
  21. strangebehaviour Jedi Grand Master

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    some American accents are hot, I agree! :D

  22. Stormtrooper_fan Force Ghost

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    I find Welsh and Scottish accents hotter than English ones :D

    Joe I will warn you, when you come to the UK if you're talking to me if we meet up and my eyes glaze over I'm not ignoring you I'm probably just listening to your accent :p
  23. JediMom3 Jedi Master

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    You know what Manayunk realy means in native american
    tongue.

    You know what "Spodie Odie" is

    You know what a pimple ball is and how to play with it.

    You know what cartoons played on channel 48 especially Speed Racer.

    You know who Dr. Shock , Captian Noah, Sally Star, and Gene London are.

    You know the difference from the "Publics and the Catholics"

    You new at least one person who had a "Key" to open the fire hydrant in the summer.

    You through your converse allstars up on the telephone wires when they got smelly.

    You know where the Lit Brother's Building is.

    At Christmas you went every year to the Christmas show at Wanamakers, the Dicken's Village at Strawbridges, and the Christmas Village at Lit Brothers.

    Stock's bakery has the best pound cake.

    You know that Overbrook "wooder ice" in Manayunk is the best in the City.

    Taccanelli's in Port Richmond has the best pizza

    Testas has the best Cannoli in South Philly

    Delasandro's in Roxborough is the original cheese steak joint(post WWII) with the best there is.

    You never get tired of going through the Heart or seeing the Trains at the Franklin Institute.



  24. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    Oh, man. I forgot about the enchanted village at Christmas. I have thought about that since I was little.
  25. MariahJade2 Former Fan Fiction Archive Editor

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    Delasandro's in Roxborough is the original cheese steak joint(post WWII) with the best there is.

    I love Delasandro's. Best part is how it's like the old SNL skit, cheeseburger, cheesebuger, pepsi, chips.

    It's just cheesesteak, cheesesteak, Pizzasteak, coke. :p
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