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Old 10-24-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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Hi,

What are the difference between the south mentality and Texas mentality ?

Are there any similtarities ?

Thoughts.Thanks
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Hi,

What are the difference between the south mentality and Texas mentality ?

Are there any similtarities ?

Thoughts.Thanks
Lots of similarities, but Texans are more prideful, progressive, and the state as a whole is more diverse and international than anywhere else in the south. In other words; we're more exposed to different cultures and ethnic groups.
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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too much Texas Pride in Texas. Way too many braggarts and rednecks. The act like no one else exists, especially if you are from New York.

Southerners come across as cordial, low keyed and polite (unless you are at a football game).
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Old 10-24-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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too much Texas Pride in Texas. Way too many braggarts and rednecks. The act like no one else exists, especially if you are from New York.

Southerners come across as cordial, low keyed and polite (unless you are at a football game).
Some Texans don't necessarily act as if New Yorkers don't exist. They just act as if the existence of New Yorkers doesn't matter.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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Hi,

What are the difference between the south mentality and Texas mentality ?

Are there any similtarities ?

Thoughts.Thanks
Not much really. Texans are more prideful, but they're still about being polite and saying yes/no mam or yes/no sir.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It's in the food.

Texas has bigger steaks and goes heavy on the pepper. Men are men. Also, I was surprised by the eatin'/dancin' family places. I like Dallas and Mesquite (rodeo) and nearby Oklahoma. Texas heat and Austin, not so much.

If I were a libertarian, I'd choose Texas. If I was a conservative, I'd choose other Southern states.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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One of the biggest differences is that Texas is heavily influenced by Latin and Central American culture (Mexico especially). The South really isnt.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:02 PM
 
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It's in the food.

Texas has bigger steaks and goes heavy on the pepper. Men are men. Also, I was surprised by the eatin'/dancin' family places. I like Dallas and Mesquite (rodeo) and nearby Oklahoma. Texas heat and Austin, not so much.

If I were a libertarian, I'd choose Texas. If I was a conservative, I'd choose other Southern states.

What, exactly, does this mean? Seriously . . . I'm not following . . .
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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I've heard this saying in Arkansas: "The only thing worse than a Yankee is a Texan." I think a lot of people from other Southern states view Texans as arrogant. When the Texans in my family come up for the family reunion...It's plain to see that they are a different breed of cat. They are more...urban oriented perhaps, because of the proximity of the larger Texas cities (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio). For example, the kids from Texas were wearing "skater" (I guess this is the term, although I am not familiar with this style) clothes, the large colorful sneakers and dyed black hair, ect., and listened to popular Punk Rock (?) music. The kids from Arkansas wore a lot of camouflage, cowboy boots, listened to Country and Western music, ect. Perhaps it has something to do with the increasing urbanization of Texas and influx of mainstream American culture and transplants to the region, while much of the rest of the neighboring South remains largely rural. Places like Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, and Oklahoma (If you include this state in your definition of the South) are probably the least influenced Southern states by transplants, though certainly portions of those states are also becoming more urban-oriented.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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I've heard this saying in Arkansas: "The only thing worse than a Yankee is a Texan." I think a lot of people from other Southern states view Texans as arrogant. When the Texans in my family come up for the family reunion...It's plain to see that they are a different breed of cat. They are more...urban oriented perhaps, because of the proximity of the larger Texas cities (Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio). For example, the kids from Texas were wearing "skater" (I guess this is the term, although I am not familiar with this style) clothes, the large colorful sneakers and dyed black hair, ect., and listened to popular Punk Rock (?) music. The kids from Arkansas wore a lot of camouflage, cowboy boots, listened to Country and Western music, ect. Perhaps it has something to do with the increasing urbanization of Texas and influx of mainstream American culture and transplants to the region, while much of the rest of the neighboring South remains largely rural. Places like Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, and Oklahoma (If you include this state in your definition of the South) are probably the least influenced Southern states by transplants, though certainly portions of those states are also becoming more urban-oriented.
There are plenty of Texans that still do this, even where I am. You're right, I guess those closer to the city tend to dress different than your typical southern attire, but not always.
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