Nebraska July 30, 2015
14 Things Only Those From Nebraska Know To Be True
If you’re from Nebraska, you grow up knowing some universal truths. Just as sure as we know that grass is green (when it’s not frozen or fried), those of us raised in Nebraska know that these things are the unshakeable truth.
Traffic cones (or highway construction barrels) are basically our state flower.
Buying produce from a stranger at a roadside stand is so much better than buying it in the grocery store.
The finger wave is mandatory on gravel roads.
"Winter" is a pretty loose term since it usually claims half of fall and most of spring as well.
People from neighboring states are the WORST drivers. (I'm looking specifically at you, Iowa.)
Beatrice is pronounced Bee-AT-riss. Kearney is pronounced KAR-nee. Norfolk is - and you can look it up, I promise it's true - pronounced NOR-fork.
Football is a perfectly acceptable reason for skipping housework or anything else that needs to be done.
...And a post-game hangover is a valid reason to call in sick the next day.
Texas is totally jealous of our steaks.
If you live in a small town and have out-of-town visitors or take a nice vacation, your hometown newspaper will be more than happy to write all about it.
No matter where you're driving, you MUST watch both sides of the road for reckless deer.
Potholes are nature's way of improving your driving reflexes.
The front porch is the best place to be in a severe storm. And there's no reason to go inside until you actually see a tornado on the ground.
In a small town, everybody comes out to support whatever high school sport is happening at the time.
Those high taxes we like to complain about are just the price we pay for living in the best state.
How about it, Nebraska? What are those incontrovertible truths that you learned growing up here?