I’ve lived in Saskatchewan my entire life. Yes there have been days in the dead of winter when the windchill is -50 where I wonder what in the world I’m doing here but frost bite aside it’s really a great place to call home. Like any other place we have things – language, mannerisms, etc. that are distinctly our own and we are proud of them.
17 Signs You Are From Saskatchewan
- Someone asks if you know Bob from Estevan and you do.
- You feel proud every time someone talks about reading Who Has Seen the Wind.
- The ratio of bars to churches is equal in your home town.
- Driving directions include things like “turn right at the sheep” (true story)
- You have a bumper sticker that says “My other car is a John Deere”.
- You’ve worn shorts and a parka in the same day.
- You have a bunnyhug.
- You think the highways are actually better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.
- When you see someone carefully eyeing up a watermelon at the grocery store you assure them it looks like a good fit.
- Heading “out east” means driving to Winnipeg.
- You’ve every been hypnotized driving while it’s snowing.
- You know what gitch or gotch means.
- Your grad party was in a quonset.
- You don’t remember your anniversary but you never forget your Co-op number.
- You plan your kid’s Halloween costumes to fit over a snow suit.
- You measure distance in hours.
- You fondly remember getting Vi-Co on milk day at school.
Do you have any other Saskatchewanisms you’d like to add? I’d love to hear them!