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Monday, August 15, 2016

10 Signs You Grew Up in St. Louis

Posted By on Mon, Aug 15, 2016 at 7:27 AM

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click to enlarge Survived an invasion of these ugly bugs? You just might be a St. Louisan. - PHOTO COURTESY OF FLICKR/HENRY T. MCLIN
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  • Survived an invasion of these ugly bugs? You just might be a St. Louisan.

5. You were always ready to spout your funniest joke on Halloween
"Trick or Treat" was a time for you test your chops at stand-up comedy, in the event that the household you were visiting asked for a joke before you could get a chocolate bar. This fun tradition would definitely get you a few strange looks if you were to try it in a different town.

4. You remember when the Scottrade Center was the Savvis Center, and maybe even the Kiel Center
A Snoop Dogg-style transformation has led this venue to change its name three times in the past 22 years. Much like Caitlyn Jenner, even as we will always remember the old names of the arena, we must now move forward and accept its new identity: Scottrade.

3. You have survived at least one cicada outbreak
Every 13 years the devil unleashes a million screaming banshees in the form of kamikaze pilot horseflies to terrorize St. Louis. The plague of cicadas is one of the most horrific times to be a St. Louisan; the screeching alone is a summer-ruining experience that you definitely don't forget. 

2. You love — and we mean love — pork steak
This fatty cut of pig makes your heart sing. And though it's relatively unknown outside of the city, pork steaks are a serious subject to any true St. Louisan; some have even killed over it. If a friend breaks out some of those bad boys at barbecue, he or she is definitely from the best city this side of the Mississippi.

And the No. 1 sign you grew up here ....

1. You don't just know what toasted ravioli are. You've actually eaten them
T-ravs are so popular here, they're like Yadi — instantly recognizable just by their nickname. And that's one reason this appetizer selection is a dead giveaway.

Let's face it: Nobody from anywhere other than St. Louis is going to jump at the chance to eat deep-fried pasta squares.

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