Admit it. You can't stand hearing people use the term "Carolina" interchangeably to mean North or South Carolina. You know that there's only one REAL Carolina, and it's the best one — the one that sits on top of its inferior southern sibling. Whether you grew up in the mountains, on the coast or somewhere along I-40, you consider North Carolina to be your home. You know all the words to that James Taylor song, would fight Ohio for the Wright brothers any day and seeing a Krispy Kreme donut lights up the "hot" sign in your heart. So grab a Cheerwine, a pack of Nabs and scroll through this list of signs that you're from North Carolina. Or — say it with us — that you're going to Carolina in your mind.
You think the ACC Tournament should be a statewide holiday (and that it should always be held in Greensboro).
You're ready for Ohio to knock it off with that "birth of aviation" stuff. You know who's "first in flight."
You own a T-shirt from the Sanitary Fish Market or Bert's Surf Shop (and not the one in Myrtle Beach).
If snow's in the forecast, you try to get to Harris Teeter before they run out of milk, bread and eggs.
You can name at least one thing named for Andy Griffith. And you've had to explain that Mayberry isn't a real place.
If someone says "toboggan," you know they're talking about a hat, not a sled (and they don't need either of them unless they're going to Beech Mountain).