Rochester Trivia

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  You know you're from Rochester, NY when:

Waking up with the Wease doesn't mean you have a respiratory infection.

The thought of eating a garbage plate makes your mouth water.

The name "Greater Rochester International Airport" is bigger than the airport itself.

The Airport Marriott is nowhere near the airport.

You know how to pronounce Chili and Charlotte.

The only thing at the annual May Lilac Festival is snow.

The worst four-letter word you could say is Fuji.

Toronto is about 70 miles away, but it takes about four hours to get there.

There's an 800 number to report a pothole in the road.

You know that a Can of Worms is not something you take fishing.

Your baby's first word is Wegmans.

Your mother is buying outfits to wear to Wegmans.

You are perplexed when friends from other cities come to visit and want to see the sights and the first place you take them to is Wegmans.

Wegmans is somewhere to go on a Friday night for dinner & entertainment.

You can accurately judge people as to their social status by determining which Wegmans store they shop at.

A big night out is going out to eat at the various food bars in Wegmans!

A snow storm advisory means you must go shop at Wegmans!

You ask lifetime residents where the George Eastman House is, but they don't know either.

Landmarks are corners like Four Corners or Twelve Corners.

There is no park on Park Avenue.

Corn Hill is not a place to go buy sweet corn.

In a city where it snows at least 90 inches a year, they build a new sports stadium with no roof on it.

A statue of a guy with wings on top of a building is the beloved skyline symbol.

It can be 70 degrees one day, below freezing the next, and you think nothing of it.

You try to go out to dinner at 8:30 PM and everyone's already closed.

Your low-fat diet is never low enough to exclude a Don & Bobís chocolate almond fudge cone.

You canít order barbecued dinosaur at the Dinosaur Barbecue.

You order a white hot and a pop, and the counterman knows what you're talking about.

There are no hamburgers, only ground steak and there is meat in hot sauce.

You can travel from Egypt to Greece in about a half hour by car.

The D&C is a newspaper, not a medical procedure.

You can go to any mall on Saturday and see at least 5 people you either work with, went to school with or dated.

When 18+ inches of snow falls overnight, you never thought of NOT going to work.

The downtown liberty pole strung with white lights seems like an acceptable alternative to a municipal Christmas tree.

There is a different festival to go to every single weekend from May to September.

The Cold Rush is not a chilly draft but a number of many great activities to participate in during the winter.

The temperature hits 45 degrees and the sun comes out in any month between November and April, people walk around downtown wearing shades and no jackets.

You know who Vinnie and Angelo are.

You have experienced frostbite and sunburn in the same week.

You can easily find parking most everywhere, travel all around the county in little traffic, and get to the airport in 20 minutes or less from the suburbs.

You've talked about leaving and you're still here, because despite all there is to poke fun at Rochester is a great place to live and raise a family.

 

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