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You Are From New Jersey If...

Updated on February 20, 2012

We are from New Jersey and we know our people and we would like to have some humorous facts. Since there are things that are happening only in Brooklyn, let's see what we have from this part across the Hudson River.


  • You have lost over 5000 dollars in Atlantic City, during the last four years
  • You see a car in front of you with Pennsylvania plates, and you speed up and pass it over
  • At least 2 members of your family went to a Concert to see Bon Jovi
  • You know where that nudist beach is by Sandy hook
  • You swear your kid went to Princeton, when he/she just made it to community college
  • You don't know what is 'Pop', but you know what is Soda
  • You eat a Sub, when others eat a 'hoagie'
  • You say you saw a taping of the Soprano's in your neighborhood
  • You scream 'Born in the U.S.A' like Bruce
  • You know that Wa Wa is a convenience store
  • You have seen fights due to Giants-Jets rivalry
  • You really know what is Waste Management and 'keep it green'
  • You don't go to see the Ball dropping from NYC, that's for retards!
  • You have visited most of the malls in the area, or at least you said so.
  • You have met or you had a friend with the name Tony
  • You know that 7-elevens are owned by People from India, and Dunkin managed by Filipinos
  • You know that Rutgers is a party town in New Brunswick
  • You almost got a ticket trying to exit a mall. Wrong Highway
  • You don't say Newark, you say 'Nooark!'
  • You don't say Highway 287, you just say 287
  • You know that you have to slow down when you cross the Delaware river, and say to yourself, " here we go again!"
  • You are not from New Jersey, actually you are from North Jersey, Central Jersey or South Jersey
  • You know that people with area code 609, sound already different from you.
  • You hate 'Jersey Shore,' the reality Show.
  • You Know where John Travolta was born, or at least you say you forgot!
  • You know what's going on in Camden and Newark
  • If a neighbor State has a Phillis cheese steak, we have our "Boardwalk Cheese steak"
  • You get your gas pumped by an attendant, not yourself
  • We don't go to the Beach, we go down the Shore...!
  • Every year you swear to switch your Football team, either Giants or Jets for another one.
  • You know the exit for the Great Adventure and not Six Flags
  • You have seen lost kids at the Boardwalk in Atlantic City
  • You know where to park for free when you go to the 'House of Blues' in Atlantic City
  • You get an official letter from Trenton and you say, I told you!!
  • You pronounce Paterson like 'Pateson'
  • You know where the potholes are on route 22 along Hillside
  • You know that 'Coyote Ugly' was filmed in South Amboy, at least the opening credits.
  • You swear that the final episode of the Sopranos was a rip off!
  • You swear you have seen the filmmaker Kevin Smith, who is from Red Bank
  • You 'made it Home' when you came back from another State or Country.
  • You have an idea where Jimmy Boffa is 'concretely' buried
  • You know that your Pizza from Santillo's are the best of the Country!
  • You know that a pork roll is better pronounced... 'a Taylor Ham'
  • Most of our cities were founded before the Country.
  • We wait on line at the Bank, the rest...we guess they wait in line.
  • You watch 'Harold and Kumar' and say, "wait! I ate at that White Castle!"
  • More than you think, you have to explain to a friend from another State what you mean by saying that "you live around the corner."
  • You think your accent is unique.
  • You never say you were driving by Elizabeth


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  • Lord De Cross profile image

    Joseph De Cross 5 years ago


    You are so funny as well. Mean lady? Oh well, in order to sell ads on TV, you need to keep the audience glued to the flat screen. Thanls for commenting! Yeah, would be funny recording the 'HP choir'

    @Wassup! Tammy. Easy dear! Lol! Although I'm not a comedian, I can have you on the floor laughing! Very thankful for being here! No blonde jokes in here (JK)

    @KelleyWARD, Bon Jovi, would love to see southern gals cheer him up. Actually, he lived and was born in Sayreville. Tom cruise went to School here at Glenn Ridge...and so on. Thanks for lighten up our hubs with your smile!

    @StephanieBCrosby, Nice to see you commenting. How small world. I bet you were driving next to each other and you didn't even know it was us. Probably we said hi, when Route 1 was under construction. Or maybe I broke down on 87, and you passed me by.

    @Lathing, So many lane changes, that when you get to Newark Airport if you don't look well you can end up at the seaport or the Turnpike. There should make NJ-GPS, with quick last second decision making. "make a left, and you have not reached your destination yet!"


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    LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    lol, very funny, enjoyed it! I have been to NJ once officially, and once unofficially, got lost on the way to Manhattan.... Don't ask me how, my husband was driving! Being from CT, we are not used to so much traffic, and sudden lane changes!

    Voting up, and funny!

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    Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago from New Jersey

    You certainly peg me for a lot of things, especially seeing PA plates and even my profile says I am from "central" Jersey. I had great fun reading this. I found myself reading some parts out loud to my husband.

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    kelleyward 5 years ago

    Great hub once again Lord! I've only been to Jersey once, I'd love to go again sometime. At one time I remember seeing gas attendants here in OK but I haven't seen them in a long time. I am a long time fan of Bon Jovi!!

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    Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

    So, does this mean that our Lord De Cross talks with a funny accent? Are you going to throw us in da riva? Do you get in your ca.. got to the stoe' and get some hawwt dawgs? This is how everyone in my Jersey family talks.

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    PurvisBobbi44 5 years ago from Florida


    That was funny---but what would be funnier if we all recorded our voices and you did a hub on it.

    A talking hub---and all I know about New Jersey is "The Real Housewives of New Jersey, that my friend forced me to watch---what mean woman--WOW!

    I voted up and awesome.

    Your Friend,


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    Joseph De Cross 6 years ago

    Hi Debbie,

    This was written 3 nights ago and we had fun doing it. Not Italian by the way..well not yet! Lol!


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    Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

    Mr. Lord.. I am not from New Jersey. but this is so funny and entertaining to read. I always like reading your work.

    Another great hup

    I voted up

    are you Italian by any chance? LOL.


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    Joseph De Cross 6 years ago

    You are right Flora Breen Robison,

    The Show 'Jersey Shore' is just a controversial show and is all about Snookie that is from New Jersey. Thanks for the Comments!


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    Joseph De Cross 6 years ago

    You are welcome Samantha Sinclair!

    We will correct the shore mistake Lol! We don't even watch that we thought Snooki was from north jersey.


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    Samantha Sinclair 6 years ago from North Carolina

    Oh, and here's another one for the list: We don't make left turns, we take jughandles... that threw my husband off the most when he moved here!

    Thank you for the fun Hub!

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    Samantha Sinclair 6 years ago from North Carolina

    Lord-- Snooki is from NY! All of those "Jersey Shore" kids are... The show should actully be called "Bennys," but I guess then only those of us who are from the Shore would get it...

    Okay, that was my "Jersey Shore" rant of the day...

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    Joseph De Cross 6 years ago

    Hello Gypsy Rose,

    Yep! Great Adventure is in South Jersey, exit 7A and good reminder of Wildwood. Thanks for smiling with us!


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    FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

    I'm not sure that you have to be from New Jersey to hate the Jersey Shore. Otherwise why do I hate it? I was born in P.A., not Jersey...of course, they are stereotypes of Italians. My Italian relatives are nothing like them. Fake Italy.

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    LOL that was fun reading. I love Jersey especially Wildwood and the safari at Great Adventure among other delights.

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    Joseph De Cross 6 years ago

    Hi there ChuckBL,

    You made me laugh seeing you laugh...we did our retro hub scoping, and was funny how you did type your words having a ball!


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    Joseph De Cross 6 years ago

    Hi there Zabella!

    Hope you did enjoy our ranting scribe...was funny as usual to write this hub. Memories and chuckles added fun after fun.


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    Charlie 6 years ago from Scotland

    Haha, love it, thanks for the laugh!

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    Joseph De Cross 6 years ago

    Tammy if you are from New Jersey, you won't back off on your word and will say it like it is! You know? Funny how, by just driving west, we see truckers with a distinctive accent. "Excuse moi?"


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    Zabbella 6 years ago from NJ-USA

    Hi There! Loved this hub!...been living here in South Jersey for 24 years. I grew up in The Bronx, NY(yeah!) When I first got here, worked in a dept store and right away the locals would catch my NY accent, would then say... "you're not from around here."

    It is strange, but we have to pay bridge toll to leave for either Delaware, Philly or NY...but it is free to come back into NJ (sad but true)

    In South Jersey everything is about Philly...Baseball, Football, Cheese Steaks(not fair somehow)

    I have to admit...I never knew about WaWa until I got here. Great Hub, my friend!

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    Joseph De Cross 6 years ago


    Is funny when we drive down South Jersey and we slightly start hearing the variations in our language, from You' the Classical, "I'll be lokking for ya!"

    Thanks for stopping by!


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    Joseph De Cross 6 years ago

    Hi Melbel,

    Yeah, when we cross to PA or NYC, we have to pump our own gas...but we get spoiled on that one! Take care and don't study that C++ too hard!


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    Tammy 6 years ago from North Carolina

    Excellent hub. I am going to share with my family from NJ. My mother is a New Jersey baby. She and my father met eachother as employees of AT & T.

    I especially liked the part about the Delaware Bridge.. That is a scary, scary drive when it is windy. I was on it last year and I had to stop on it for road construction.

    I couldn't believe how many Dunkin Donughts were there the last time I went.. Oh the temptation! I was also surprised how hard it was to locate alcoholic beverages. Here in South you can buy them in any Walmart, grocery store, Walgreens, or convienence store at any hour.

    Well done and interesting! Voting up and sharing!!

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    Daisy Mariposa 6 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


    I was absolutely stunned when I read this article!!! What a great observer you are!!!

    You forgot one: You've been to the bar in Asbury Park where Bruce's E Street Band got their start.

    I was born in "Nooark," went to high school there for two years, and then my family moved to Union. I was graduated from Union High School. Union was founded more than 100 years before our country.

    I've continually switched lanes on Route 22 in Hillside because of the potholes. What makes driving through Hillside even worse is the angle of the sun. Sometimes it's difficult to see where the potholes are.

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    Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

    What a fun Hub. Enjoyed it.

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    angela p 6 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

    Yes.. I would love to have gas attendants. We do have Wa Wa gas stations here in Virginia but no attendants. As always.. love your hubs and your humor. Love NJ accents too. Everyone picks on me for my southern accent so it is great to meet and talk with someone from somewhere like Jersey to take the heat off of me for a little while.

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    Melanie Palen 6 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

    We eat subs here in Michigan, but sometimes they're called grinders. We drink pop too. It's cool that you have gas attendants, we don't have that at ALL, but it would be mega nice since I bloody hate pumping gas! LOL!