Posted by Bob on June 27, 2006
In Reply to: I am from missouri posted by saira on June 27, 2006
: I am from missouri
That must seem mysterious in that abbreviated form. The more complete phrase is "I'm from Missouri. Show me." Missouri, a state in middle of the US, is known as the "Show Me" state. As legend would have it, they take a stubborn pride in being skeptical, not accepting an assertion without visible proof. So the phrase in question literally means "I don't quite believe you. Show me proof."