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35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

1. Let’s be serious. Chances are you grew up outside the perimeter.

Let's be serious. Chances are you grew up outside the perimeter.

Roswell, Norcross, Marietta, Alpharetta, East Cobb, but you ALWAYS tell people you’re from Atlanta so they don’t think you’re a redneck.

2. What’s more annoying than Shane’s voice from the Shane Co. radio commercial, you ask?

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

You know every word to this commercial whether you like it or not. In fact, it’s the only reason you know that Morrow is even a place.

3. If you would like a soft drink you ask for a Coke. Not soda, not pop (silly yankees). A Coke.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

Pepsi is not an option. That’s a good way to lose a finger… or a hand (cough cough…).

4. Chick-fil-A and Waffle House (aka Waho) are the finest culinary connoisseurs of fast food throughout the land.

Chick-fil-A and Waffle House (aka Waho) are the finest culinary connoisseurs of fast food throughout the land.

5. Progression of an Atlanta sports fan’s reactions throughout any given season.

Progression of an Atlanta sports fan's reactions throughout any given season.

The Braves, Falcons, and Hawks — Those are your teams. And sometimes they make you wish they weren’t.

6. And then there are Thrashers fans…

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

(their fan experience in a nutshell)

7. Tyler Perry and Ted Turner basically own your city.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

Atlanta — it’s the Hollywood of the South.

8. You know that “Spaghetti Junction” is not something you order off the menu at Olive Garden.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

9. If there’s even a chance it’s going to snow, you do not run, you do not walk, you flock to a grocery store.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

I’ve gotten snow days for less than one-fourth of an inch of snow. The city has actually shut down for six days because we have all of four snow plows. Suck on that, Yankees!

10. You’ve spent more time at the CNN Center than actually watching CNN.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

11. You’d seriously consider pulling a “between a rock and a hard place” rather than sitting on 285, 85, 75, or 400 during rush hour.

You'd seriously consider pulling a "between a rock and a hard place" rather than sitting on 285, 85, 75, or 400 during rush hour.

12. When people from other states complain about pollen and allergies, this is your reaction:

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

Aww that’s cute.

13. You wear flip-flops, Chacos, and/or Sperrys year round.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

14. When taking tourists and out-of-town guests to the “sights” you ask for a side of hotdog with your grease from The Varsity.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

…but you love it anyway

15. Q100 and Star94 are your top 40 radio spots and 101.5’s got your country music covered, but you still miss 95.5 the Beat.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

16. If you’re able to tell apart all the different “Peachtree” roads, you’re one of us.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

17. You’ve been harassed by at least one gem of a human being on MARTA.

You've been harassed by at least one gem of a human being on MARTA.

In fact, you’d take it more often, but you like living.

18. If you want to play “Spot the Hipster” just take a drive through Little Five.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

THEY ARE EVERYWHERE.

19. It’s called “HotLanta” for a reason.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

If the temperature drops below 90 in the summer, weather experts refer to that as a miracle.

20. Saying you’ve climbed Stone Mountain.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

Even though you totally took the tram… both ways.

21. You know that “Chattahoochee” is not a dirty word. Neither is “Shooting the Hootch,” even though it sounds that way.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

You can also properly pronounce DeKalb, Dahlonega, Smyrna, Valdosta, and Okefenokee.

22. You’re fully aware that the King and Queen Towers are not just skyscrapers, they’re landmarks.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

23. When anyone mentions Michael Vick…

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

24. …and when outsiders continue to associate him with the Falcons.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

25. Monica Pearson, Glenn Burns, or any of the other WSBTV anchors have interrupted your television programming. Most likely for a tornado or a shooting.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

Damn you, Brad Nitz.

26. When outsiders ask if you know the Real Housewives of Atlanta…

When outsiders ask if you know the Real Housewives of Atlanta...

27. Above the Mason Dixon Line when you ask for sweet tea: “So you want unsweetened tea with splenda?” NOPE. NO. I DO NOT.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

28. You remember this gem.

You remember this gem.

IZZY!!! And, um yea, we hosted the 1996 Olympics… nbd.

29. Having the busiest airport in the world, you know you need to arrive no less than two hours early.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

The Plane Train taught me that “A is for Alpha and C is for Charlie.”

30. When people insist to you that dawg is spelled “dog.”

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

31. When you found out The Walking Dead is filmed in Atlanta:

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

32. Your response to pretty much anything after eating at the Highland Bakery or Flying Biscuit…

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

33. You’ve run though the fountain at Centennial Park.

You've run though the fountain at Centennial Park.

34. Accidentally driving near Lenox between Thanksgiving and New Years.

35 Signs You Grew Up In Atlanta

35. No matter where you are, you’ll always know the lyrics to “Welcome to Atlanta.”

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