By Fran Lane

Check out this list of You know you’re from Maryland when..., compiled from

•You know how to pronounce ‘Towson’
•You remember what the Inner Harbor looked like before it was the Inner Harbor.
•You ate at Haussner’s.
•You remember Friendship Airport.
•You remember driving over the old Kent Narrows Draw-Bridge that snarled weekend traffic coming home from the Ocean.
•You love the Domino Sugar sign you can see across the harbor.
•You remember the rotating restaurant on top off the Holiday Inn on Baltimore Street.
•You know Annapolis & Hopkins are national treasures & you get a kick out of hearing them named in movies or TV.
•You know B&O is not body odor.
•That downtown smelled great near McCormicks.
•Every kitchen has a can of Old Bay.
•You refer to your state as “Marilyn.”
•You and your Mom shopped at Hutzlers, The Hub, Stewart’s, Hoschild Kohn’s & The May Company.
•You know where “Downey Ocean” is.
•You remember the Civic Center.
•You know Pam Shriver is from Maryland.
•You know how to eat steamed crabs, but also know how to tell the males from the females.
•You don’t think that Assawoman Bay is a strange name.
•M R Ducks makes perfect sense.
•You have fond memories of Memorial Stadium.
•You still root for the Orioles even when they aren’t doing well.
•Everybody knows what a “zink” and “payment” are.
•When anywhere else, you can only laugh when you see signs saying “Maryland Crab Cakes!”
•You say “Blare Road” for Bel Air Road
•You remember Jerry Turner and Al Sanders.
•You remember Oprah & Richard Sher together in the a.m. on Ch-13.
•Vince Bagli was “the” sports announcer on TV.
•You remember Mayor Schaeffer swimming with the seals at the National Aquarium.
•You swore Frank Perdue kinda looked like one of his tender chickens.
•You know which bridge they’re talking about, when someone says “The bridge traffic is backed up.”
•You revere the names of Johnny U, Brooks & Frank!
•You actually understand all of these and pass them on to other Marylanders to enjoy! (Please feel free to copy and paste them into an email to someone you know from Maryland.)


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