Maryland January 18, 2018
These 13 Words Mean Something Completely Different If You Grew Up In Small Town Maryland
City living and small town life has a lot of differences, especially when it comes to the following 13 words. These words mean something completely different to those of us who grew up in a tiny community. Take a look and see if you relate!
In most places, a hill is ordinary. In small town Maryland, it's a place to
hill hop, aka drive super fast in a car or four wheeler for an exciting evening.
2. Fire Hall
If you grew up in a small town, then you know that fire halls are THE place for events, especially weddings.
In smaller towns, there's usually one amateur DJ that everyone knows and uses for events. He's your friend's cousin, most likely.
Distance is relative in rural spots. While busy cities have several grocery stores within a five mile radius, small town folks must drive a half hour to the nearest shop.
5. Field Trip
Nine out of ten times, small town field trips are to a local farm. We still looked forward to these trips, anyway.
In most places, gossip is celebrity-based. If you grew up in a tiny town, then you know everyone's personal business.
While larger towns enjoy a local fair, the excitement is much different in smaller communities. The annual fair is the biggest, most exciting event of the year and some people attend every single night.
8. Parking Lot
A parking lot is for more than just parking in quaint towns. It's actually one of the few hangout spots where you simply gather to chat or show off your car.
Some days you can zoom down a back road without seeing another vehicle, or you may occasionally get stuck behind a buggy or tractor. This is nothing compared to city living.
In most places, gymnasiums are simply for gym class and sporting events. In small towns, the gymnasium is used for everything, including prom and graduation.
Tiny towns may have just one restaurant, and it's usually a local diner. Eating here is a treat that most city folks just don't understand.
High school football is more than just a sport in cozy towns. It's THE sport and it's where everyone is at on a Friday night.
What's a lock? In small towns, you can still find residents who don't lock their doors because everyone knows one another.
What do YOU think of the above words? Anything you would add to the list?
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