1. You measure distance in minutes.
2. You've ever had to switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
3. Stores don't have bags; they have sacks.
4. You see a car running in the parking lot at the store with no one in it, no matter what time of the year.
5. You use "fix" as a verb. Example: I'm fixin' to go to the store.
6. All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect or animal.
7. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both doors unlocked.
8. You carry jumper cables in your car ... for your OWN car.
9. You know what "cow tipping" is.
10. You only own four spices: salt, pepper, chili powder, and catsup. No genuine Tennessean ever called it "Catsup." Down here it's "Ketchup", and let's not forget pepper sauce for the turnip greens!
11. The local papers cover national and international news on one page, but require 6 pages for sports.
12. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
13. You find 90 degrees Fahrenheit "a little warm."
14. You know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer, still summer and Christmas.
15. You know whether another Tennessean is from east, west, or middle Tennessee soon as they open their mouth.
16. Visiting Wal-Mart is a favorite pastime known as "goin to town."
17. You describe the first cool snap (below 60 degrees) as good Chili weather.
18. A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola, or pop... it's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Sample: "What kinda coke ya want?"
19. Fried Catfish is the other white meat.
20. You understand these jokes and forward them to your friends from Georgia, 'Bama, and Louisianny