You May Be From Maryland if...
Every kitchen has Old Bay because things don’t taste right without it.
M R. Ducks makes perfect sense, as does C. M. Wings & I. C. Deer.
There are more than two crab places in your town.
You ate at Haussner’s.
You call “da Poe-leece and da am-BU-lance” if there’s an accident.
You can tell the difference between the smell of septic and marsh.
You have more than three recipes for crab cakes.
You know Annapolis and Hopkins are national treasures and get a kick out of hearing them named in movies or TV.
You know B&O is not body odor, but the Baltimore & Ohio railroad.
You know how to catch, cook, and eat hard crabs and how to tell a male from a female.
You know how to pronounce "Towson."
You know Pam Shriver is from Maryland.
You know the definitions of the words “zink” and “payment.”
You know where Perdue chicken comes from.
You know which bridge when someone says, “The bridge traffic is bad.”
You laugh when you're out of state and see signs for “Real Maryland Blue Crab Cakes!”
You love the Domino Sugar sign you can see across the harbor.
You refer to your state as “Merlin.”
You remember BWI Airport as Friendship Airport.
You remember driving over the old Kent Narrows drawbridge that everyone fishes off now.
You remember Harbor Place as "Horrible Place."
You remember Jerry Turner and Al Sanders.
You remember Oprah and Richard Sher in the mornings on Channel 13.
You remember Schaeffer swimming with the seals at the Aquarium.
You remember the Civic Center, now the First Mariner Bank Arena.
You remember the zoo in Droodle Park. (But don’t ax me how to get there from Norf Abenue.)
You remember when Marty Bass wore a wig.
You remember when no one wanted to live in Canton or Fells Point.
You remember when Vince Bagli was “the” sports announcer on TV.
You root for the Orioles even when they stink.
You say “Blare Road” instead of Bel Air Road.
You think Assawoman Bay isn't a strange name for a body of water.
Your mother shopped at The Hub, Stewart’s, or Hochield’s.
You actually get these jokes and send your friends this