You might live in Missouri if ...

According to Jeff Foxworthy you might live in, or hail from, Missouri if ...

  •  someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't even work there.
  •  you've worn shorts and a jacket at the same time.
  •  you know several people who have hit a deer more than once.
  •  you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' and back again in the same day.
  •  driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
  •  you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both doors unlocked.
  •  you carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use them.
  •  everyone in your family has been on a "float trip".
  •  "Vacation" means driving to Silver Dollar City, Worlds of Fun or Six Flags.
  •  you ever rode a school bus over an hour each way.
  •  you had school classes canceled because of cold.
  •  you think “deer season” is a national holiday.
  •  "Down South" means Arkansas and you know where Idiots Out Wandering Around are located.
  •  you had school classes canceled because of heat.
  •  you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching.
  •  you know that Harry S. Truman, Walt Disney, George Washington Carver and Mark Twain are all from Missouri.
  •  you know what "Home of Throwed Rolls" means!
  •  you know what’s supposed to be “knee-high by the Fourth of July.”
  •  you pronounce Missouri with an “ah” at the end.
  •  you’ve ever said (or heard) “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.”
  •  you’ve seen people wear bib overalls to funerals.
  •  your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
  •  you've seen farmers stop work and remove their hat as a funeral passes by.

If you actually understand more than a few of these you definitely do live, or have lived, in Missouri! Or Kansas! :)


  1. Or maybe I am just a kindred spirit.
    I do know what many of those statements refer to but not the "throwed rolls". My spell check didn't like that word Throwed!

    1. The Throwed Rolls restaurant is a bit like Cracker Barrel Sue. Not that California has any of those. :)

  2. Some things there remind me of Utah and somethings don't. (You mean deer season isn't a national holiday.)


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