You know you’re a Rocky local when...

Welcome to Rockhampton Bull at Yeppen Round-a-bout.Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Welcome to Rockhampton Bull at Yeppen Round-a-bout.Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

EARLIER this week, The Bulletin asked readers via Facebook what they thought it took to be classified as a local to the region.

Over 100 comments were made and here is some of the responses:

Angela Files: You're not shocked to see a man walking into hogs breath with only one thong on.

Adam Bale: You don't drink the tap water.

Bernadette Bunge: When you can boast that your great grandparents had one of the first shops in East Street, know the original names of streets that have been renamed, can point out a house that your grandparents were married in 100 years ago.

Jihl Leslie: The Frenchville food store is your hangout coz you can steal slurpees to cool down.

Karlene Marie Watson: You wear bike pants.

Brockarus Pitticus: Overseas is a trip to Great Keppel island.

Trish Kelly: You refer to the bridges as the 'old' & the 'new'!

Bronwyn Tarrier: You can point out your great grandparents house in Baden Powell St that came down from Mount Morgan after the mine closed.

Christopher Hunt: You realize all hope is lost.

JennyandRodney Snell: When you know how to pronounce Berserker st. Thozet road. And Derby st.

Carl Stjernqvist: The roads shake your car to pieces, everything costs an arm and a leg, most shops take longer to get anything than it does for you to get it yourself, and the council refuses to fund any real entertainment.

Adam Cashman: When it gets near 20 degrees n u put a jumper on jus cos it's winter time...cos apparently it's cold.

Emma Tresize: When anything out of the ordinary doesn't surprise you anymore.

Lisa Lodwick: When you panic shop at the slightest threat of a cyclone/flood, instead of buying milk and bread you stock up on coke and durries.

Donna Jane Goltz: It gets below 30 degrees and you need to put on a jumper.

Trudi Hamilton: They put Mondays date on the front page of Tuesdays newspaper haha.

Christine Shearer: Going to Brisbane is much easier and inviting than visiting family and friends at Gracemere.

Shaun O'Leary: You see a news article about "sweltering" temps of 35° and wonder what they're complaining about.

Nathan White: Your bike gets stolen from shopping fair.

Angela Winter: You remember meeting Mayor Pilbeam.

Helen E Neumann: When all the teenagers hang out at the shops because everything that would entertain them is taken away.

May B Idontwantto: When you know where first turkey is and you have driven a road car up there.

Leza Thompson: Everything is only 10 minutes away!

Lisa Alexander: Haha definitely a local when you still call Stockland the shopping fair.

Wal Birch: When you have everyday thongs and going out thongs!

Wal Birch: When you remember East St being turned into a mall and then back to a street again!

Amanda Williams: You know you live in Rocky when you put the word "only" in front of temperatures under 32. It's only 30 degrees today for example.

Scott Reynolds: When you get homesick going over the Fitzroy Bridge.

Fred Savage: When your first job was at the meatworks.

Shane Aisthorpe: The floods are on you moor your boat at the pub to have a cold one as if nothing has happened.

Ashley Uridge: When you actually drink the stuff called XXXX (apparently it's beer) and enjoy it.

Tony Williams: The old bridge was new.

Hamish Samuel McQuire: You see someone wear crocs in public.

Roz Woods: U don't want anyone to remove all the bulls, that show we are the beef capital they are beautiful and need to stay.

Joy Kliese: When it's 40 degrees and you don't whine.

David Douglas Stuart: When you refer to fifth generation Rockhamptonites as "blow-ins".

Peter Oram: When you can afford the Council Rates.

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