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.