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For Everyone Who Loves the Rural Midwest! A message from the Midwest Tourism

Because of misunderstandings that frequently develop when Easterners and
Californians cross into states such as Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Indiana,
Illinois, Nebraska, North Dakota, or South Dakota, those states' Tourism Councils have adopted a new
policy. In an effort to help outsiders understand the rural Midwesterner's
mind, the following list will be handed to each person as they enter the

1. That slope-shouldered farm boy did more work before breakfast than you do
all week at the gym.

2. It's called a 'gravel road.' No matter how slow you drive, you're
going to get dust on your Navigator. I have a four wheel drive because I
need it. Drive it or get it out of the way.

3. We all started hunting and fishing when we were seven years old.
Yeah, we saw Bambi. We got over it.

4. Any references to "corn fed" when talking about our women will get you our women.

5. Go ahead and bring your $600 Orvis Fly Rod. Don't cry to us if a
flathead breaks it off at the handle. We have a name for those
little13-inch trout you fish for...bait.

6. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot.

7. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of mallards are making their
final approach, we will shoot it. You might hope you don't have it up
to your ear at the time.

8. That's right. Whiskey is only two bucks. We can buy a fifth for
what you paid in the airport for one drink.

9. No, there's no "Vegetarian Special" on the menu. Order steak. Order it
rare. Or, you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the two
pounds of ham and turkey. Yeah, we have sweet tea. It comes in a glass with
two packets of sugar and a long spoon.

10. You bring Coke into my house, it better be brown, wet, and served over

11. So you have a sixty thousand dollar car. We're real impressed.
We have quarter of a million dollar combines that we use four weeks a year.

12. Let's get this straight. We have one stoplight in town. We stop
when it's red. We may even stop when it's yellow.

13. Our women hunt, fish, and drive trucks--because they want to. So, you're
a feminist. Isn't that cute.

14. Yeah, we eat catfish, carp too--and turtle. You really want sushi
and caviar? It's available at the bait shop.

15. They are pigs. That's what they smell like. Get over it. Don't
like it? Interstate 94 goes two ways--Interstate 29 goes the other
two. Pick one and use it accordingly.

16. The "Opener" refers to the first day of deer season. It's a
religious holiday. You can get breakfast at the church.

17. So every person in every pickup waves. It's called being friendly.
Understand the concept?

18. Yeah, we have golf courses. Don't hit in the water hazards. It
spooks the fish.

19. That Highway Patrol Officer that just pulled you over for driving
like an idiot...his name is "Sir" matter how old he is.

Now, enjoy your visit.

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That's Great! It should be mandatory reading for those "coastal" yuppies. :beer:

There's a billboard just outside of Mitchell, SD off of I-90 that says,"We Dakotans reject animal activists...livestock, hunting and fishing are our economy." I'm not sure if that's the exact saying on it but you get the idea.

I thought it was pretty cool...I wonder how many peta members have driven by it and just cringed., or have gotten ****** off :wink:
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