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Old 02-15-2012, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Oklahoma has some midwestern and northern plains influences that are not seen in Texas at all. Parts of Oklahoma are obviously very similar to Kansas and other parts are more similar to Arkansas. However, the southern part of Oklahoma is similar to Texas particularly in the Southwestern portions of Oklahoma. Along Oklahoma's western border there are some similarities as well. Oklahoma's panhandle is somewhat like the Texas panhandle but it also has a whole lot of southwestern Kansas influence.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:24 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Well, to start off with, Texas is purty while Oklahoma is really purdy.
The long and the short of it.
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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Wow, where do I start?? I lived in Dallas for several years but most of my life in Oklahoma so I can compare. Oklahoma is far superior to Texas except in quality of Mexican food. We have much prettier women, obviously all the Miss America's we've had proves that. In fact no state has more then Oklahoma! Our terrain we experience is far more diverse then Texas. We have water, Texas doesn't! Most of their lakes are drying up. Oklahoma speaks english, Texas speaks spanish! Our school systems are far superior to Texas. Texas property taxes are absolutely outrageous, yes they don't have state income taxes but they more then make up for it in property taxes. My daughter lives in Dallas and she pays $800/month just on her property taxes and it's a very modest home. That same house in Tulsa would be maybe $200/month in taxes. Texas has nice visitor centers, right next to all the porn shops as you enter into their state! Oh, and our HS and college football programs are second to none and far superior to anything Texas has!
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: North Dallas
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I generally think these types of questions are meant to enflame people. You get nice thoughtful answers like the one from Eddie, but you tend to get more inane posts than honest opinions.

Of course all these posts are mostly opinion.

First off, ask almost any native Texan about the most egotistical place and it won’t usually be Dallas. Dallas isn’t even the most egotistical place in DFW.

$9,600 dollars a year in property tax in Dallas would be around $400,000 home. I laugh every time I hear uninformed people talk about “it’s so much more expensive in Texas”. It is for some and it isn’t for others. It is much cheaper for most high income people to live in Texas. I figured what my taxes would be in Oklahoma and it would be obscene.

Now, if you want to experience Oklahoma, just get in the car and go. Eastern Oklahoma is beautiful. The area around Tahlequah is stunning…but don’t speed through Hulbert…trust me…lol.

Go through Paris and get on the Indian Nations Turnpike, it is also a drive that will take you through beautiful country side.

Be sure to visit Tulsa. There is honestly nothing like it in Texas. Parts of Tulsa are as beautiful as any city in the country. If you are a fan of architecture, Tulsa is a must see. I have said this before, but there is some of the best residential architecture I have ever seen. The area around Utica Square is very much like Preston Hollow with curbs. Tulsa is also home (I believe) to the largest collection of remaining art Deco buildings.

Check out Bartlesville and Guthrie also.

In general, I think that Texas and Oklahoma are much more similar than different. I could go into what I think are the differences but it would be purely based on my experiences, thus every single person would have a different opinion.

Oh, and Texas speaks Spanish is a racist comment. The rest of your post isn’t even worthy of comment.

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Old 02-16-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I generally think these types of questions are meant to enflame people. You get nice thoughtful answers like the one from Eddie, but you tend to get more inane posts than honest opinions.

Of course all these posts are mostly opinion.

First off, ask almost any native Texan about the most egotistical place and it won’t usually be Dallas. Dallas isn’t even the most egotistical place in DFW.

$9,600 dollars a year in property tax in Dallas would be around $400,000 home. I laugh every time I hear uninformed people talk about “it’s so much more expensive in Texas”. It is for some and it isn’t for others. It is much cheaper for most high income people to live in Texas. I figured what my taxes would be in Oklahoma and it would be obscene.

Now, if you want to experience Oklahoma, just get in the car and go. Eastern Oklahoma is beautiful. The area around Tahlequah is stunning…but don’t speed through Hulbert…trust me…lol.

Go through Paris and get on the Indian Nations Turnpike, it is also a drive that will take you through beautiful country side.

Be sure to visit Tulsa. There is honestly nothing like it in Texas. Parts of Tulsa are as beautiful as any city in the country. If you are a fan of architecture, Tulsa is a must see. I have said this before, but there is some of the best residential architecture I have ever seen. The area around Utica Square is very much like Preston Hollow with curbs. Tulsa is also home (I believe) to the largest collection of remaining art Deco buildings.

Check out Bartlesville and Guthrie also.

In general, I think that Texas and Oklahoma are much more similar than different. I could go into what I think are the differences but it would be purely based on my experiences, thus every single person would have a different opinion.

Oh, and Texas speaks Spanish is a racist comment. The rest of your post isn’t even worthy of comment.
Although he was just playin', you'll notice it was the Texan that slang the mud at Oklahoma first. I think he was just having some fun. Most of us realize that Oklahoma and Texas are both great states with a lot of unique culture, pride, and history......and GREAT FOOTBALL!

I do firmly believe that culturally both states are very akin to one another. I know that some Texans look at Oklahoma as their Redneck brother to the North, but that is not true, in my experience, of the vast majority of Texans that have been to Oklahoma.

A lot of the stupid comments from both sides are fueled by the Red River Shootout.....and it carries over throughout the year.
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX/OKC OK
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As already stated, there is a similar thread in the Texas Forum to which I answered. There was a surprising number of people who acted as if they share nothing in common, as if the thought of being associated with Oklahoma was repulsive to them.

I won't sum up everything I said, but they share a similar culture as being in the South Central part of the US. Yes, TX is larger, and more influenced by a larger influx of immigrants from Mexico and lately, native migrants from other parts of the US; OK is more Native American, with a small amount of Midwestern influence.

However, if you put a native Texan and Oklahoman together (the keyword is native) and took them to NYC or LA, most people there would not be able to tell the difference.

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A lot of the stupid comments from both sides are fueled by the Red River Shootout.....and it carries over throughout the year.
Agreed.

BTW, Bass&Catfish, when did you move to OKC? I thought you stayed south of the mighty Red?

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Old 02-16-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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As already stated, there is a similar thread in the Texas Forum to which I answered. There was a surprising number of people who acted as if they share nothing in common, as if the thought of being associated with Oklahoma was repulsive to them.

I won't sum up everything I said, but they share a similar culture as being in the South Central part of the US. Yes, TX is larger, and more influenced by a larger influx of immigrants from Mexico and lately, native migrants from other parts of the US; OK is more Native American, with a small amount of Midwestern influence.

However, if you put a native Texan and Oklahoman together (the keyword is native) and took them to NYC or LA, most people there would not be able to tell the difference.



Agreed.

BTW, Bass&Catfish, when did you move to OKC? I thought you stayed south of the mighty Red?
#1Sooner, I think you're pretty much spot on with your analysis of the overt similarities with Okies/Texans. Folks in the North (NE/Midwest), the Southeast (Deep South), and the West usually can't tell the difference between an Okie or a Texan (<---assuming the Texan is not wearing a hideous burnt orange t-shirt!).

Yeh, I finally moved back in the OKC area a couple of years ago to take care of my elderly folks after living in the Dallas metroplex for over ten years.

My work still keeps me in DFW several times a month though....so I still spend a lot of time there in a given month. I had lived out of state for almost twenty years....and it's good to be back in the Promised Land, the Land of the Free, the Land of abundant Largemouth Bass and Plenty of Fried Catfish, The SOONER State.

Never leaving again unless the Good Lord says so!
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Bevo is the Texas mascot. In Edmond, Oklahoma Bevo's is a good steak house. At least it was when I lived in Edmond in 1969.
GL2
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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Wow, where do I start?? I lived in Dallas for several years but most of my life in Oklahoma so I can compare. Oklahoma is far superior to Texas except in quality of Mexican food. We have much prettier women, obviously all the Miss America's we've had proves that. In fact no state has more then Oklahoma! Our terrain we experience is far more diverse then Texas. We have water, Texas doesn't! Most of their lakes are drying up. Oklahoma speaks english, Texas speaks spanish! Our school systems are far superior to Texas. Texas property taxes are absolutely outrageous, yes they don't have state income taxes but they more then make up for it in property taxes. My daughter lives in Dallas and she pays $800/month just on her property taxes and it's a very modest home. That same house in Tulsa would be maybe $200/month in taxes. Texas has nice visitor centers, right next to all the porn shops as you enter into their state! Oh, and our HS and college football programs are second to none and far superior to anything Texas has!
I moved here from Texas, and I've never heard an Oklahoman saying "We are Oklahoma!" You have these doofuses in Texas with one or two teeth answering a question by saying "We're Texas." Their egos are out of control. They like to think they are the elite of the country. I couldn't go to any other state without someone saying "You don't have to tell me where you're from, you're from Texas. Why do you people go around saying, We're Texas?" Embarrasing.
Much prettier people here in Oklahoma, males as well as females. The women have won a lot of Miss America's, and the last 2 years they have been the runner up!
I do still have lots of friends and relatives there, but, they wonder also why they have such huge egos.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: North Dallas
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LOL...what are you talking about? I am glad you left Texas, but I like Oklahoma so I don't wish you on them either.
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