You Know You're From Illinois When...
You know if someone is from southern, middle or northern
Illinois as soon as they open their mouth.
When you say "the city" - you mean Chicago.
You think ethanol makes your truck "run a lot better."
You know what's knee-high by the Fourth of July.
Stores don't have bags; they have sacks.
All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, or animal.
You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, soddie, and Jell-O salad with marshmallows.
You know what "cow tipping" and "snipe hunting" is.
You spent a good deal of your high school nights hanging out at DQ.
"Vacation" means going to Six Flags.
You don't pronounce the "S" in Illinois like the rest of the world.
Whenever anyone mentions going out for steak, the first place you think of is Ponderosa.
You know more than one person with a septic tank.
You pronounce the invisible "R" in the word wash.
Down south to you means Kentucky
You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Des Plaines"
You think Chicago is a completely different state from Illinois.
You know the answer to the question, "Is this Heaven?"
You know where all the Yoders live
Detassling was your first job
You've ever been on a "Geode Hunt"
Your idea of a really great tenderloin is when the meat is twice as big as the bun and
accompanied only by ketchup and a dill pickle slice
You learn your pickup will run without a muffler
When asked how your trip was to any foreign, exotic place, you say, "It was different."
You consider being called a "Pork Queen" an honor
People from other states love to hear you say "Illinois" and other words with "Os" in them.
Your dream vacation is a trip to Rock Home Gardens
You drink "pop."
You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Illinois.