What’s a Hoosier?

For #TBT or #ThrowBackThursday, this article from the ScLoHo archives circa 2008:
One of the most famous Hoosier’s was the now retired Indiana University Basketball Coach, Bobby Knight. Hoosier is the nickname for the school. But it also refers to people who live in Indiana, the state. You could Google it, but you’ll get multiple answers.

Bonnie sent me Jeff Foxworthy’s list, and I found 13 of them apply to me although some of them occurred when I lived in Michigan:


Forget Rednecks, here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about

Hoosiers…

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you

may live in Indiana.

If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don’t

work there, you may live in Indiana.

If you’ve worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in

Indiana.

If you’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who

dialed a wrong number, you may live in Indiana.

If “Vacation” means going anywhere south of Muncie for the weekend,

you may live in Indiana.

If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Indiana.

If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you

may live in Indiana.

If you have switched from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day and back

again, you may live in Indiana.

If you can drive 75 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging

blizzard without flinching, you may live in Indiana.

If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave

both unlocked, you may live in Indiana

If you carry jumpers in your car and your wife

knows how to use them, you may live in Indiana

If you design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit,

you may live in Indiana.

If the speed limit on the highway is 55 mph — you’re going 80 and

everybody is passing you, you may live in Indiana.

If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled

with snow, you may live in Indiana.

If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and

road construction, you may live in Indiana.

If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car, you may

live in Indiana.

If you find 10 degrees “a little chilly”, you may live in Indiana.

Sounds like the Hoosiers are very nice people

Scott Howard aka ScLoHo has 25+ years of experience in marketing , advertising, media and works directly in the radio and digital world from Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Contact him at Scott@ScLoHo.net or 260.255.4357.

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