The largest city in Kentucky, with 700,000 people and another million or so in the surrounding suburbs. You know that you're from Louisville if any of the following apply to you:
*Your "International" airport has only one passenger flight that actually leaves the 48 contiguous U.S. states.
*The in-state sports rivalry is paid more attention to than the national championship.
*You live in an area that occasionally gets considerable snowfalls, floods, and tornadoes... but has no real capacity to deal with any of the above.
*You pronounce the name of your city different than anyone else you've heard.
*You think the rest of the people in Kentucky sound like hicks.
*When you think "Kentucky" you don't automatically think horse racing or fried chicken.
*You ask your doctor for an allergy cure and he tells you to move.
*You've shovelled 10+ inches of snow and worn shorts in the same week.
*When people ask what school you went to, they don't mean Vanderbilt, Yale, or Harvard; they mean Ballard, Male, Manual, Trinity, St. X., Assumption, Sacred Heart...
*You know what the Bambi Walk is.
*You say let them have their Starbucks; you've got Highland Coffee.
*Your last ten vacations were in Panama City or Destin.
*You make an emergency run to Kroger for bread and milk at the first sighting of a snowflake.
*You've lived here for years and know the place like the back of your hand, yet somehow you get hopelessly lost each time you attempt a shortcut through Cherokee Park.
*You hold up traffic to let a motorist you don't know into your lane.
*You give directions based on landmarks that no longer exist or street names that have changed, but your directions never confuse any of the other Louisvillians.
*You have never been to the Derby, but wouldn't miss the Oaks.
*You think all the REAL hicks live in New Albany.
*You think the only thing Southern Indiana is good for is buying pumpkins.
*When introduced to another life-long Louisvillian, you spend the first part of the conversation finding out how you are connected. It's never as many as six degrees of separation - usually two or three will do it.
*You think a pervert is someone who would rather have sex than watch basketball.
*You can read about Rick Pitino in at least three different sections of your newspaper, and you either love or hate this fact with a passion.
*You think the rest of the world knows what Benedictine spread is.
*You think the rest of the world knows what a Hot Brown is.
*You want another bridge built over the Ohio River, just so long as it doesn't cut through YOUR neighborhood.
*Whenever an out-of-towner makes a comment about Louisville being small, you immediately jump on them with, "It's the 16th biggest city in the country!"