I don't know if you've ever heard of the comedian Jeff Foxworthy,
but I think he is one of the funniest guys out there. When I was
sent an email with his thoughts on the people that live in
my great state, I knew I had to share them with everyone.
Most of all because I've experienced nearly all of them and
am in complete agreement with Mr. Foxworthy! I hope you
This is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about living
in Washington State...
If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you live in Washington .
If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in Washington .
If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number, you live in Washington ..
If you measure distance in hours, you live in Washington .
If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you live in Washington .
If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' and back again in the same day, you live in Washington .
If you install security lights on your house and garage but leave both doors unlocked, you live in Washington .
If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you live in Central, Southern or .
If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over 8 layers of clothes, you live in Washington .
If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph -- you're going 80, and everyone is still passing you, you live in Washington .
If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow and ice, you live in Washington .
If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you live in Washington .
Washington State's Motto
"Al-ki" or "Alki"
Al-ki or Alki, a Chinook Indian word meaning "bye and bye" or "hope for the future." This motto first appeared on the territorial seal designed by Lt. J.K. Duncan of Gov. Stevens' surveying expedition. On one side it pictures a log cabin and an immigrant wagon with a fir forest in the background; on the other side, a sheet of water being traversed by a steamer and sailing vessel, a city in perspective; the Goddess of Hope and an anchor is in the center. The figure points at the significant word "Alki." Settlers from the schooner Exact named their settlement on Alki Point, New York. The new settlement was slower to grow than its East Coast counterpart, however, so the name was changed to New York-Alki, meaning "into the future" -- the 1850s version of the term "bye and bye" or, "I will see you, bye and bye."
This motto recalls early settlers' dreams that Seattle might become another New York City eventually, or "bye and bye."