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Things I’ve learned about Tennessee and being a Tennessean ….

Things I’ve learned about Tennessee and being a Tennessean …. I actually know a person or two from Tennessee … and this is true!

  • Possums sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.
  • There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live in Tennessee.
  • There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Tennessee plus a couple no one’s seen before.
  • Squirrels will eat anything.
  • Unknown critters love to dig holes under tomato plants.
  • Raccoons will test your crop of melons and let you know when they are ripe.
  • If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
  • A tractor is NOT an all-terrain vehicle. They do get stuck.
  • Onced and twiced are words.
  • It is not a shopping cart; it is a buggy.
  • Fire ants consider your flesh as a picnic.
  • People actually grow and eat okra.
  • “Fixinto” is one word.
  • There is no such thing as “lunch”. There is only dinner and then there is supper.
  • Tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you’re two.
  • Backwards and forwards means “I know everything about you.”
  • Jeet? is actually a phrase meaning “Did you eat?”
  • You don’t have to wear a watch because it doesn’t matter what time it is.
  • You work until you’re done or it’s too dark to see.

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