Georgia is one interesting state to live in, there are various facts that only Georgians would understand because we have experienced them by living here. Whether you live in the northern or southern region of Georgia, the culture is all the same and that aspect is what makes this state great. Keep reading for 20 signs you’re from Georgia!
1. The only drink we know is sweet tea.
2. You will experience all four seasons in just one week.
It can be sunny on Monday, raining by Wednesday, sleeting on Friday, and by Saturday there is an inch of snow on your lawn and they shut everything down.
3. There is nothing like Atlanta traffic, no really, it’s the worst thing on Earth.
4. The University of Georgia football team runs the state of Georgia.
If you’re from Georgia, you know this. Every kid in your high school will own a UGA shirt, they may not even plan to attend the university for school, but I promise on college football Saturday’s they will be shouting “Go Dawgs!” with the rest of community.
5. Although Georgia is in the south, the only place you’ll find people with thick country accents are located below Macon County.
There you will find farms, cotton fields, one high school for the entire county.
6. “Y’all” is a word that describes two or more people.
7. In 2014, the state of Georgia was shutdown because of the “Snowpocalypse”.
8. “Brookwood Where You At?”, that’s all I have to say.
9. One of the best ways to travel to downtown during a big event in Atlanta, MARTA.
10. Peaches, we’re known for them!
11. If you’re a fan of any professional sports teams in Georgia, I am truly sorry.
12. Stone Mountain Park
laser show, climbing the mountain for exercise, and the mountain itself is one of the largest single masses of exposed granite in the world…confederate soldiers are etched into the side of it….
13. In light of the 2016 Olympics, 20 years ago the event was held in Atlanta in 1996.
14. The swamp we all learned about in 8th grade history class, The Okefenokee Swamp—located in south Ga—is the largest swamp in the world.
15. Savannah Georgia, oldest city in Georgia and great for tourist attractions and the beach.
16. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., prominent leader for African-Americans during the Civil Rights Movement, was born in Atlanta.
17. Always a good idea to get Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport 1 ½ -2 hours prior to your flight if you want to make it before the plane takes off.
18. Macaroni and cheese is a side and main dish.
19. Georgians are safe from a zombie apocalypse because The Center for Disease and Control headquarters are located here.
20. The second “t” in Atlanta is silent “AT-LAN-A” or “Hotlanta” as us natives like to call it during the summer time.
The diverse culture of Georgia is something to be proud of, the state embraces the past as well as anticipates its future. I’m happy that I can share with y’all a few things that all Georgians can relate to!