6 Ways “Alice in Wonderland” and South Jersey Are the Exact Same
Happy National Mad Hatter Day! If you remember from the Disney classic, the Mad Hatter's hat read "10/6". Making today, October 6th one wickedly awesome 'holiday'!
To celebrate we discovered 6 fun reasons why the famous flick relates to every day life in South Jersey.
To start, the term "Mad Hatter" came from the disease that was common among hat makers caused by the mercury poisoning that they were exposed to. It actually made the hat makers go "crazy". Although we don't have mercury vapors causing us to go mad, South Jersey residents have definitely taken on the role of being a very unique bunch.
"Have I gone mad?"- Mad Hatter
It's common for those who are not from South Jersey to notice that we are a bit, well, mad.
Being mad doesn't always mean being angry. It means we are all unique and crazy in the best way in South Jersey!
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."- Cheshire Cat
If you live in South Jersey, you know the roads here are basically like the ones in Wonderland.
With so many backroads and construction signs, it is easy to get lost.
"Curiouser and curiouser!"- Alice
The main protagonist of "Alice in Wonderland" is most likely how people from outside of South Jersey feel.
Entering the fast-paced world of South Jersey can be overwhelming. We promise it's easy to become just as mad as us!
"I'm late, I'm late!"- White Rabbit
Everyone in South Jersey can relate to the struggle of running late for work.
With so much traffic and lots of people, it can be hard to be on-time to pretty much anything.
"Off with their heads!"- Queen of Hearts
Although we wouldn't want to be entirely like the Queen of Hearts, it's easy to understand her frustration.
This is especially when you find yourself on the Atlantic City Expressway and someone cuts you off.
"How do ya do and shake hands, shake hands, shake hands."- Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
When you meet someone who is also a South Jersey resident outside of the state, it's fun to talk about your experiences.
You basically become Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum when you find someone from your home state at any social event.