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post Jun 24 2009, 09:19 AM
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You know you are from Rhode Island (pronounced Roe Dylin') if:

You know the basic rules of DuckPin bowling.

You own garden tools from Job Lot.

You have used the expression "Not For Nuthin" or "bubbla".

You serve bread with every meal.

You load up on milk and bread before a snowstorm.

You have a bottle of coffee syrup in the fridge right now.

You've gotten sick from eating too many clam cakes.

Your first live concert was at The Civic Center or Rocky Point.

You have used a demolished landmark such as ALMACS or Finast when giving directions.

You have dated a girl named Brenda or a guy named Vinnie.

You can recognize a Cranston accent.

You know what "ProJo" stands for.

You've thrown at least one yard sale this month.

You think banana, vanilla, and idea all end in "r".

You see turn signals or "directionals" as optional car equipment.

You know that there is never any school in Fosta-Glosta when it snows.



AND THE NUMBER 1 REASON YOU KNOW YOU ARE A RHODE ISLANDER....

You've voted a convicted felon into office at least twice!



Your a native Rhode Islander and you know you're not in Rhode Island if:


The car in front of you is using its turn signal.

You've driven 5 miles in a populous area and have not seen a Dunkin' Donuts.

You don't get VJ day off from work.

You receive blank stares when asking where the "bubbla" is located.


For a complete list, go to: http://www.matthewjcook.com/personal/ri.shtml


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post Jun 24 2009, 09:22 AM
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Judy, tell me you haven't dated someone named Vinnie...


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post Jun 24 2009, 09:28 AM
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LOL...sorry, but I actually have!!! :-)
I'm a true Roe Dylinder dance.gif


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post Jun 24 2009, 09:30 AM
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*giggle* Oh my goodness...

What about DuckPin bowling??? What is that?


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post Jun 24 2009, 10:31 AM
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It's like bowling, but even more fun! The balls and the pins are much smaller and your wrists never get sore, because the balls are very light :-)

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post Jun 24 2009, 10:36 AM
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I guess it's kind of like bocce ball... Do you do it inside?


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post Jun 24 2009, 10:51 AM
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Yes, definitely inside. I've never played bocce ball...what's that?


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post Jun 24 2009, 11:00 AM
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Bocce ball is like curling but on the lawn with balls. So, it's nothing like duckpin!


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post Jun 24 2009, 01:40 PM
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QUOTE(2olives @ Jun 24 2009, 01:26 PM) *

I'm not from Rhode Island, but I was raised by my grandmother and great-aunt from Providence, so many of these are familiar from my childhood and some even true now!

You serve bread with every meal.
You load up on milk and bread before a snowstorm.
You have a bottle of coffee syrup in the fridge right now.
You know what "ProJo" stands for.


The coffee syrup is very Rhode Island...I didn't realize until I left RI, that not every state has coffee milk readily available :-)

And I just learned that coffee syrup was created in Rhode Island (it all makes sense now!)...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_milk


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