I know this isn't a revolutionary thread. I just figured I'd put it out there for people from Philly and the Philly area. It's damn funny though.

50 WAYS YOU KNOW YOU`RE FROM PHILLY

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>1. You knew Will Smith when he was The Fresh Prince

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>2. You think South Street is Philly`s version of The Village

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>3. You know how to spell Schuylkill River

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>4. It drives you insane when someone says tennis shoes instead of

>sneakers

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>5. You would BOO your own mom if she made a bad sports play

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>6. You don`t call a cheesesteak a Philly cheesesteak or a hoagie a sub

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>7. Seeing The Liberty Bell, and Independence Mall is not a big deal

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>8. You go to UNITY DAY every year

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>9. You know what Power 99 is and remember Carter & Sanborne in the

>morning

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>9A. You`re an old a** Philadelphian if you remember Stanley T!

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>10. You know how to scam SEPTA.

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>11. An Asian person has ever served you shrimp-fried rice, three

>chicken wings, a pizza roll an d a ho me-made iced tea.

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>12. You know what a "Jawn" is

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>13. You read Right On, Black Beat, and YO magazines as a kid

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>14. You been to club "Dances" at least once.

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>15. Everybody on the block is "yo cuzzin" even if they`re not related

>to you. (Should have stopped after you turned 17 though.)

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>16. You used to go to the Gallery or South St. in the summer time just

>to chill.

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>17. You have a Chinese store on the corner of your block.

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>18. All you drink is kool-aid and ice-tea.

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>19. You grew up playin double dutch, KING ball,

>Catch-A-Girl-Freak-A-Girl, House, Red Light Green Light, or playin ball

>on milk crates.

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>20. You hate KOBE

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>21. You know where the "Plat" is.

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>22. You go all out for Powerhouse like it`s a prom.

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>23. You start counting down to the GREEK NIGHT in June.

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>24. The ice cream truck comes around at 3 AM.

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>25. You know what a "TRIZZEY" is! LOL

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>26. You punctuate every sentence with, "You know" at least twice.

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>27. You want olive oil, not mayonnaise on your "hoagie".

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>28. You hate the Redskins

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>29. You hate T.O.. (I don't.. The Eagles lost out)

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>29a. Now you REALLY HATE Dallas.!!

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>30. You realize that your favorite dessert is "wooder ice".

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>31. You find yourself using "yo" and "youse guys" when talking

>long-distance to family members.

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>32. You pronounce ACME "ACK-A-ME".

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>33. You find yourself at a nice restaurant thinking "I wonder if they

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>cheese steaks?"

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>34. You sleep soundly through gunfire and ambulance sirens.

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>35. You visit New York and are impressed by how clean it is.

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>36. You can`t eat french fries without Cheese Whiz.

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>37. You call sprinkles on top of your ice cream cone "jimmies".

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>38. You don`t think Wawa sounds funny.

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>39. You snub a cheese steak that isn`t on an Amoroso roll.

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>40. You know who Jim O`Brien is and how he died.

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>41. You can`t imagine lunch without a TastyKake.

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>42. You`re still not sure about Jerry Penacolli.

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>43. 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

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>everybody.)

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>44. You know where to find the Rocky statue. (Originally where it was!)

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>45. You know that only tourists go to Geno`s, Pat`s and Jim`s for

>authentic cheese steaks.

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>45a. You only go if you`re drunk and it`s 3:00 a.m.

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>46. You know what and where "Boathouse Row" is

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>47. You aren`t a bandwagon Sixers fan? you loved them when they sucked,

> and before they had A.I. (and I still do)..

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>48. You know that M.O.V.E. isn`t some new dance.

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>49. You have a plan B, C, & D as soon as you hear about SEPTA strike

>threats...

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>And finally.......

>50. You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from

>Philadelphia