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    Tell us about Indiana

    Indiana is the Hoosier State. It is 38th in size and 14th in population. Indiana has about 6.2 million people. The capital is Indianapolis, which is also it's largest city. The distance between Indianapolis and Disneyland is almost 2100 miles.

    My dad was born in Terre Haute Indiana, actually Clinton, which is near Terre Haute. I have never been there, but I have driven through that state many times. Is anyone a native of this state?

    Tell us about Indiana.


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    Re: Tell us about Indiana

    You Know You're From Indiana When... You drive for three hours and the scenery outside doesn't change.

    There's three feet of snow on the ground and school is still in session.

    You only go to the mall once a year 'cause it takes too long to get there.

    While driving all you see is corn.

    People still have Christmas decorations up at Easter.

    You start saying to yourself "More than corn in Indiana my butt."

    Anyone with a cell phone looks out of place.

    Walking through Wal-Mart with two carts full of kids is normal.

    Wnyone with a tan is rich.

    The hip hang-out place is McDonald's.

    There really is more than corn in Indiana. There�s soybeans, too.

    When you plan an orgy and a Euchre game breaks out.

    A restaurant has an invisible wall in the non-smoking section and you believe it works.

    Speeding consists of 2 miles over the speed limit.

    You think you don't have to use a turn signal on your car because you don't use it on your tractor.

    You build your dream house on a cornfield, and you considered it posh.

    You warsh your clothes and you think George Warshington was the first president.

    You're proud to be called a Hoosier, even if you don't know what one is.

    You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Terre Haute"

    Detassling was your first job. Bailing hay, your second.

    You can stack hay, swim in the pond to clean off, and then have the strength to play a couple of games of hoops all in the same day.

    You say things like "catty-wumpus" and "kitty-corner".

    You own a dirtbike or a ATV.

    You live in a city ... and there's a cornfield in your backyard.

    High school basketball game draws a bigger crowd on the weekend nights than movie theaters.

    You can see at least 2 basketball hoops from your yard.

    You can name every one of Bob Knight's "exploits" over the last few years.

    You shop at Marsh.

    Damon Bailey was your childhood hero.

    The biggest question of your youth was "IU or Purdue?"

    Indianapolis is the "big city".

    "Getting caught by a train" is a legitimate excuse for being late to school.

    People at your high school chewed tobacco.

    Everyone knows who the town cop is, where he lives, and whether he is at home or on duty.

    You actually know what the CART vs IRL debate is about and have taken a side.

    To you, a raccoon is simply a "****".

    The vehicle of choice in your area is not a car, but a pickup.

    Someone you know is BIG John Mellencamp fan.

    You've been to the Covered Bridge Festival.

    To you, a tenderloin is not an expensive cut of beef, but a big, salty, breaded piece of pork served on a bun with pickles.

    You call a green bell pepper a "mango".

    Sometimes, you call the toilet the "commode" or the "stool".

    In the fall, one of your favorite pranks was corning cars.

    You know what FFA and 4H stand for.

    You know what chip-and-seal is, and your high school was located on just such a road.

    You go the county fair every night of it's week-long duration.

    You can say "French Lick" without laughing out loud.

    There's actually a college near you named "Ball State."

    The last "g" is silent in any word ending in "ing."

    You think the state Bird is Larry.
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    Re: Tell us about Indiana

    I was born there and we moved when I was 11. I recently went back to visit my childhood home, it was nice. I can sum up Indiana in two words:

    Cows and Corn.

    No offense to anyone that lives there, I just can't stand the state.

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    Re: Tell us about Indiana

    We live in Indy and it is our favorite place in the world! Some of the list above that thejoshulee posted above a completely true - and hilarious. Some are completely wrong. There is a lot of corn and there are a lot of cows. They have to be somewhere. Indiana is very middle of the road in most every respect. Indianapolis is a wonderful city for the arts and for sports - so much so that out of state visitors are almost always entirely surprised by it. We lived in a few other place while my wife was in the Army and came back to Hoosier country on purpose. Come on up - you just might like it!

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    Re: Tell us about Indiana

    If you love wooden roller coasters, Indiana has some of the world's best at Holiday World and Indiana Beach. Opening next year will be The Voyage, one of the largest wooden rollercoasters ever built on the planet!:

    http://www.rcdb.com/ig3231.htm?picture=3
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    Re: Tell us about Indiana

    My gransdparents live in IL, about 30 minutes from Terre Haute. Terre Haute is part of my childhood! the honey creek mall! I once met a guy from the Internet there. ANYWAY!
    I have several relastives who live there.
    Can't wait to see Indy again.
    Someday i'll make it to the Indy 500!!!
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    I knew you'd feel the same things...





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