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When I moved from Central Illinois to N.E. Tennessee, I noticed some things in the area that I had not seen back in Illinois. I did some research on them and I do the same when I travel. Many of us live in different areas and take for granted the normal things. I just wanted to start a thread about those things.

Bryzoans - On Boone Lake, I'd see these hard jelly like globes in the water. They end up being Bryzoans - microscopic animals.

Mistletoe - In the trees in Winter, I'd see green clusters high up in the branches. That is mistletoe and is a parasitic plant. When cutting trees for firewood in the Fall, I'll save some and make fresh mistletoe decorations for friends and family.

Faerie Rings - In the spring, large green rings of grass will grow where fungi are present. Ours don't typically have visible mushrooms, but they are neat to see.

Any interesting things in your neck of the woods?
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California-pooping on the sidewalk.
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Moved from Chicago to Houston...

In Houston, and all of Texas most likely, "Y'all" is the singular form and "All Y'all" is the plural form.
BBQ does not have sauce on it.
Loud annoying black birds that are only found in Walmart Parking lots.
Double turn lanes are a recipe for disaster.
Speed limits are implied and not enforced.
Taking an exit from the highway and looking down at a 15 story building.
The "bay" has a distinct smell of a combination of hobo ass and burning tires.
Most everyone here is laid back and pretty cool unless you complain out loud about anything I posted above.
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Originally Posted by lurker25 View Post
California-pooping on the sidewalk.
Got that in Austin now too! Thank you progressives!
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In Northwest Ohio, get to pay two city income taxes and a state income tax, and a state school tax on top of that. In addition, probably the highest water rates in the country, despite the fact I live less than 20 miles from one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. (Lake Erie). Thanks libs....
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this thread is going in the wrong direction thanks tht
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Got that in Austin now too! Thank you progressives!
Seattle as well. Fuggin’ disgusting.
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In NC, Eastern NC in particular, everyone can be call Bo. As in "Hey Bo". Just like Hey buddy or Hey man. I have never heard it outside of NC unless the person saying it has some NC connection. Ask for an opinion and the answer is likely to be proceeded by, "Bo, I'm going to go ahead an tell ya ....
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Originally Posted by popeyeiii View Post
Moved from Chicago to Houston...

In Houston, and all of Texas most likely, "Y'all" is the singular form and "All Y'all" is the plural form.
BBQ does not have sauce on it.
Loud annoying black birds that are only found in Walmart Parking lots.
Double turn lanes are a recipe for disaster.
Speed limits are implied and not enforced.
Taking an exit from the highway and looking down at a 15 story building.
The "bay" has a distinct smell of a combination of hobo ass and burning tires.
Most everyone here is laid back and pretty cool unless you complain out loud about anything I posted above.
Many Texans may get mad about above but not all. All above is true.
bbq - I like all types, pork and sauce of different locations or beef and dry.
Them birds are freekin amazing. They are mostly there in he evening.
Speed limits are closer to the minimum than the maximum.
The bay is nasty, So are most of the rivers and lakes. Look like chocolate yoohoo. You have to be West of I35 or offshore a few miles to get clean water.

The odd thing for me, several years ago I was eating lunch near a window in Norfolk VA. There was a lawn mowing crew there. All white dudes. Not a hi-spanic in the bunch. You seldom see a white guy in a mowing crew here.
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When I travel to Florida from KY I always find Spanish moss fascinating. Wish we had it up here.
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Yankees in black knee-high socks and sandals.

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Originally Posted by Marlin308 View Post
Yankees in black knee-high socks and sandals.
Or the rare trifecta, a yankee with crocs and socks.


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Originally Posted by bakerjw View Post
When I moved from Central Illinois to N.E. Tennessee, I noticed some things in the area that I had not seen back in Illinois. I did some research on them and I do the same when I travel. Many of us live in different areas and take for granted the normal things. I just wanted to start a thread about those things.

Bryzoans - On Boone Lake, I'd see these hard jelly like globes in the water. They end up being Bryzoans - microscopic animals.

Mistletoe - In the trees in Winter, I'd see green clusters high up in the branches. That is mistletoe and is a parasitic plant. When cutting trees for firewood in the Fall, I'll save some and make fresh mistletoe decorations for friends and family.

Faerie Rings - In the spring, large green rings of grass will grow where fungi are present. Ours don't typically have visible mushrooms, but they are neat to see.

Any interesting things in your neck of the woods?
Have you seen the synchronized lightning bugs?
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Originally Posted by Blythe1022 View Post
In NC, Eastern NC in particular, everyone can be call Bo. As in "Hey Bo". Just like Hey buddy or Hey man. I have never heard it outside of NC unless the person saying it has some NC connection. Ask for an opinion and the answer is likely to be proceeded by, "Bo, I'm going to go ahead an tell ya ....
I think you left out the R in Bro,
maybe your hearing is not very good
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Originally Posted by easttnboater View Post
Have you seen the synchronized lightning bugs?
Miss the lighting bugs and cicadas
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Moved to Central PA when i was 9. WE lined up at the classroom door waiting to be excused for recess. I was first in line. The teacher said to me " You Dare Go!" I froze. Was she daring me to go? I only responded to triple dog dares back in the day.

Apparently this is a Pennsylvania Dutch Thing She wanted me to go.
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Originally Posted by scout11 View Post
Moved to Central PA when i was 9. WE lined up at the classroom door waiting to be excused for recess. I was first in line. The teacher said to me " You Dare Go!" I froze. Was she daring me to go? I only responded to triple dog dares back in the day.

Apparently this is a Pennsylvania Dutch Thing She wanted me to go.
ahhh, the good ol' days, back when kids still had recess...

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