You know you're from NJ if:
You don't think of citrus when people mention "The Oranges".
You know that
it's called Great Adventure, not Six Flags.
A good, quick breakfast is a
hard roll with butter.
You've known the way to Seaside Heights since you
You've eaten at a Diner, when you were stoned or drunk, at 3
You remember that the "Two Guys" were from Harrison.
that the state isn't one big oil refinery.
You know what a "jug handle"
You know that WaWa is a convenience store.
You know that the
state isn't all farmland.
You know that there are no "beaches" in New
Jersey - there's "The Shore".
And you don't go "to the shore" - you go
"down the Shore". And when you are
there, you're not "at the shore" -
you are "down the Shore".
Even your school cafeteria made good Italian
subs. And it's a Sub, not
submarine sandwich or worse yet, a hoagy, a hero, or a
You remember the song from the Palisades Park
You know how to properly negotiate a Circle.
that the last question had to do with driving.
You know that this is the
only "New..." state that doesn't require"New" to
identify it (like, ...Mexico,
...York, ...Hampshire -doesn't work, does it?)
You only go to New York
City for day trips, and you call it "The City".
You know that a "White
Castle" is the name of BOTH a fast food chain AND a
fast food sandwich.
consider putting mayo on a corned beef sandwich a sacrilege.
think "What exit" is very funny.
You know that people from 609 area code
are "a little different".
The Jets-Giants game has started fights at your
school or local bar.
You live within 20 minutes of at least three
You refer to all highways and interstates by their
Every year, you had a least one kid in your class named
You know the location of every clip shown in the Sopranos opening
You've gotten on the wrong highway trying to get out of the
You know that people from North Jersey go to Seaside Heights, and
Central Jersey go
to Belmar or LBI and people from South Jersey go to
Wildwood. It can be no other
You were not raised in New Jersey. You were raised in either North
Central Jersey or
You don't consider Newark or Camden to actually be part of
You remember the stores Korvette's, Two Guys, Rickel's,
You've had a Boardwalk cheese steak and vinegar
You start planning for Memorial Day weekend in
You've NEVER, NEVER pumped your own