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Old 07-02-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Well, I guess you could drive like a Lunatic on one of the local highways! Most do around here
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Oh, Ive complained many times today, about how HAWAII SUCKS!

And mentioned many a'times today, how Texas is so much more beeeeutiful than Hawaii.
Wow you really think so. I thought Hawaii was beautiful.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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That's easy.

You'll need

-a nice, strong Southern accent
-pair of Wrangler jeans
-ten gallon hat
-cowboy boots

Once you've got that, you've got to start going to church 7 times a week and voting straight ticket Republican. Then you're acting Texan.
I don't have wrangler jeans, cowboy boots, ten gallon hat, a strong southern accent, I'm not a republican, and I only go to church once a week. I guess I am not a Texan. LOL
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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You forgot 'truck' on the list.
We ride horses in Texas. What is a truck?
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:37 PM
 
Location: under a rock
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I'm so Texan, I poop whataburgers and pee Lone Star!
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, north TX
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... and voting straight ticket Republican. Then you're acting Texan.
Well, I got that one right - I did that when I lived in Chicago.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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Since almost everyone here is holding back on what's really needed, I'll spell it out for you. You'll need to start:

- saying "Ya'll" and "ain't
- wear a cowboy hat
- dip chewing `tobacca', and spit on the ground constantly
- trade in your car for a large smelly diesel Dodge or Chevy pickup truck
- only eat barbeque, pork rinds, and chicken-fried steak (actually anything fried is considered good)
- start using less of your brain, and forget logic, common-sense, and civility
- start hating everyone around you who isn't white, narrow-minded, and opinionated
- jump on the bandwagon of political noise and obsession (constantly bring up the topic of politics, and argue and disagree with people no matter what)

This comes from someone who has witnessed behavior in the state for over 40 years. Get ready!
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Terra firma
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Since almost everyone here is holding back on what's really needed, I'll spell it out for you. You'll need to start:

- saying "Ya'll" and "ain't -Can't deny that one.
- wear a cowboy hat -Most Texans don't wear cowboy hats.
- dip chewing `tobacca', and spit on the ground constantly -Most Texans don't chew tobbaco.
- trade in your car for a large smelly diesel Dodge or Chevy pickup truck -Guilty as charged, but I don't know where you get the "smelly" part from. Keeping your pickup truck sparkling clean is a matter of pride for most Texans. Also, Texas has a strong farming and ranching tradition making pickup trucks quite handy. You can't get any work done with a Honda Accord.
- only eat barbeque, pork rinds, and chicken-fried steak (actually anything fried is considered good) -Who doesn't like barbeque/I don't know anyone who eats pork rinds/You might have a point with the fried food thing. Texas probably leads the nation with clogged arteries and heart problems.
- start using less of your brain, and forget logic, common-sense, and civility -Texans are possessed of a good ol'fashioned horse sense that has made many millionares and kept our economy vibrant for generations. As for civility, as evidenced by several prior posters Texans are as friendly as they come.
- start hating everyone around you who isn't white, narrow-minded, and opinionated -I've lived in many parts of the country and I've yet to find a place where minorities and whites get along better.
- jump on the bandwagon of political noise and obsession (constantly bring up the topic of politics, and argue and disagree with people no matter what) -You've got me there. Texans are very political, but I've found that people everywhere stick to narrow-minded political beliefs right or left no matter what.

This comes from someone who has witnessed behavior in the state for over 40 years. Get ready! -Go back to Colorado and stay there.
My answers in red above.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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Zekester - I was joking about the cowboy hat, dipping tobacco, and pork rinds. The smelly trucks is in regard to smelly, polluting diesel trucks.

Texans didn't used to be so vocal and argumentative about politics. I've lived here since the 1960s, and in the past 15-20 years is when it started getting loud and noisy. Before that, people didn't talk about it much, and if they did and didn't agree, there was little to no arguing or fingerpointing. Folks now love to argue and get emotional and pissy and angry. I guess it's some inner desire to act like fussy childish brats again or something. It's funny to watch though. Their thinking is in "Park", and their blood pressure goes up. They can't make sense with any logic, so they have to resort to emotion and anger, as though that will transform what they are saying into something that makes sense. It doesn't - just makes them look more like idiots.

I've never lived in Colorado before. That's wishful thinking (for the future).

Last edited by Sunderpig; 07-08-2011 at 06:33 PM..
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:57 PM
 
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I think so much of that attitude that you describe comes from people who moved to TX from out of state--lot of them from Chicago and NYC areas--
and it is not a home-grown attitude
can't prove it -- just what I think from what I see

and there are people who are natural born Texans that I would not want to "act" like at all--

be yourself--once you are living here that means you are acting Texan
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