Sunday, May 10, 2009

Jeff Foxworthy Explains Washington Folk!

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 conversat
ion with someone who dialed the wrong number, you live in Washington ..

If you measure distance in hours, you liv
e 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 Eastern Washington .

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 .

If you actually understand these jokes and forward them to all your WASHINGTON friends, you live or have lived in Washington .

The Rhododendron, Washington's State Flower

The American Yellow Goldfinch, Washington's State Bird

The Western hemlock, Washington's State Tree

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."


Eclectic Chic Style said...

Very funny, I love Jeff Foxworthy!
Hope you have a wonderful Monday!
♥ Teresa

KBeau said...

Love Jeff Foxworthy. Some of those could be said of Alabama as well. BTW, my DIL is from Bainbridge Island.

Paint Girl said...

That was hilarious! I have to agree with Jeff! Love the seasons, almost winter, winter etc. So true!

Pony Girl said...

I think I got that on an email's spot on, eh? I bet you could do one for every state!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Gotta love Jeff Foxworthy! He is always a hoot!

Angelic Accents

Desert Rose said...

Too funny!!!

Eclectic Chic Style said...

Thank you for the great ideas yesterday!! I still haven't tried the three column thing yet, I am so afraid I'm going to mess everything up. lol I'll have to take a good look at it and try it out, because I love the 3 columns.
Have a super day!
♥ Teresa

The Old Parsonage said...

That's funny I don't care who you are - I can't remember his name, but I know he does stand up with Jeff Foxworthy!
Thanks for the trivia about Washington.

Enjoy your week!

Anonymous said...

LOL at your post! Sounds a lot like Minnesnowwwwtah too! My post for today is about my granny's adages, she was from the south and some of her sayings just cracked me up. Still do.


Marie Reed said...

Ahhh! This is HILARIOUS!

Susie Jefferson said...

Love the 4 seasons (winter, winter etc). That is so funny!

Valerie said...

That was funny, but I bet it's even funnier if you are from Washington! Jeff Foxworthy has some doozies for midwesterners too!