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Old 01-07-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Leeds, England
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Is it just like the stereotype that Britain and maybe America see it as?

(Dont want to offend)

The way we see it (Or hear it) is, country lovers, very religious, anti-gay, sit and watch NASCAR with a beer (Or 10) in hand. (I know the next bit is wrong) But we also see most of Texas as trailer park folk.

Is it close? Way off? little bits?

Im not sure but id like to find out how badly we have stereotyped Texas and its people without trying to offend your good selves.
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Way, way, way off. As most stereotypes are.
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Is it just like the stereotype that Britain and maybe America see it as?

(Dont want to offend)

The way we see it (Or hear it) is, country lovers, very religious, anti-gay, sit and watch NASCAR with a beer (Or 10) in hand. (I know the next bit is wrong) But we also see most of Texas as trailer park folk.

Is it close? Way off? little bits?

Im not sure but id like to find out how badly we have stereotyped Texas and its people without trying to offend your good selves.

1. Texas music is MUCH more than country; it has its own genres. Founder of southern hip hop, Tejano, Texas Blues and more.

2. Nascar is not big in Texas.

3. The state is religious,but it's religiously diverse.

4. Anti Gay?? No......I don't even know how to respond to that.

5. Trailer park?? LOL

Texas is one of the largest, diverse, wealthiest, powerful states in the country. I suggest people read up on Texas if they think Texas is that way.

It's beyond way off.
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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Yes, just like the stereotype. In fact, I just rode my horse home from the office and now my sweetie and I are going to put on Wranglers and go two-stepping. Tomorrow we may shoot guns for sport after we clear brush from our 2,000 acre ranch we paid $12 for....real estate is cheap here, y'all!!!


Some small pockets of rural Texas may come closest to your narrow-minded stereotype, but life in the big cities of Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio is quite cosmopolitan. Life in the suburbs and medium size towns like Lubbock, Tyler, and College Station is typical American suburbia.

In truth, I just drove my BMW home from my Fortune 500 company's headquarters (in Plano, north of Dallas) and am sitting in my living room admiring the sunset & downtown skyline from my 10th floor condo in a walkable, urban neighborhood of Dallas- which by the way, is full of gays and young professionals. For dinner tonight, my fiancé and I are going to eat the best Japanese food I've ever had outside Japan at Tei-An in the Dallas Arts District. Not quite the guns & beer stereotype, right??
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Is it just like the stereotype that Britain and maybe America see it as?

(Dont want to offend)

The way we see it (Or hear it) is, country lovers, very religious, anti-gay, sit and watch NASCAR with a beer (Or 10) in hand. (I know the next bit is wrong) But we also see most of Texas as trailer park folk.

Is it close? Way off? little bits?

Im not sure but id like to find out how badly we have stereotyped Texas and its people without trying to offend your good selves.
Yup, Louie Gomert is the Smart one
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:37 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Northern Matt View Post
Is it just like the stereotype that Britain and maybe America see it as?

(Dont want to offend)

The way we see it (Or hear it) is, country lovers, very religious, anti-gay, sit and watch NASCAR with a beer (Or 10) in hand. (I know the next bit is wrong) But we also see most of Texas as trailer park folk.

Is it close? Way off? little bits?

Im not sure but id like to find out how badly we have stereotyped Texas and its people without trying to offend your good selves.
Keep in mind that you are accomplishing what even Texans can't accomplish; i.e., keep the rift-raft out of the State.

Also keep in mind that by lumping the 24 million-plus people of Texas into a few derogatory epitaphs makes us believe you possess a healthy bit of trailer park prejudice yourself. (Don't won't to offend.)
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by Northern Matt View Post
Is it just like the stereotype that Britain and maybe America see it as?

(Dont want to offend)

The way we see it (Or hear it) is, country lovers, very religious, anti-gay, sit and watch NASCAR with a beer (Or 10) in hand. (I know the next bit is wrong) But we also see most of Texas as trailer park folk.

Is it close? Way off? little bits?

Im not sure but id like to find out how badly we have stereotyped Texas and its people without trying to offend your good selves.

You can not be serious with this post. Come on down here to our great state and see for yourself. I think that you might actually be surprised. Next time start a real thread.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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is England like what I hear

rotten toothed people still living with mum and dad in some old cramped townhouse scared to go in the streets because of wild muslim yoofs and utes

cold, wet, dreary, still allowing kings and queens to spend all your money on their lavish life style

crappy cars that leak oil all over the place, lazy union types sucking companies broke, and an over all declining place in world politics, while giving more and more of their freedoms to their Euro counterparts

unable to defend yourself from knife wielding hoodlums and the streets are filled with young people either rioting for more government handouts or fornicating with anything and everything that moves

and a few famous people that can't stay off of crack or out of park restrooms looking for cheap sex
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:37 PM
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1. Texas music is MUCH more than country; it has its own genres. Founder of southern hip hop, Tejano, Texas Blues and more.

2. Nascar is not big in Texas.

3. The state is religious,but it's religiously diverse.

4. Anti Gay?? No......I don't even know how to respond to that.

5. Trailer park?? LOL

Texas is one of the largest, diverse, wealthiest, powerful states in the country. I suggest people read up on Texas if they think Texas is that way. And then hit the road (preferably I-30 North).

It's beyond way off.
Don't bother, Jluke.

There is no reason in the world why we Texans should have to defend OUR state and our way of life and living and against those who slam it yet know nothing about it.

What in the world do WE have to get defensive about? I mean, who out there has the moral/historical credentials to presume a right to speak as if they are prosecuting attorneys and we are on the witness stand?

To be blunt, the more it goes on with the Texas-bashers, the more I just want to reduce my reply to just plant a big smacker on my Lone Star Southern rear end.

Last edited by TexasReb; 01-07-2011 at 09:25 PM..
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: League City
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Originally Posted by Northern Matt View Post
Is it just like the stereotype that Britain and maybe America see it as?

(Dont want to offend)

The way we see it (Or hear it) is, country lovers, very religious, anti-gay, sit and watch NASCAR with a beer (Or 10) in hand. (I know the next bit is wrong) But we also see most of Texas as trailer park folk.

Is it close? Way off? little bits?

Im not sure but id like to find out how badly we have stereotyped Texas and its people without trying to offend your good selves.

wow... WAYYYYY off. I just don't know where to begin. Are all British people like Austin Powers, Mr Bean, and Benny Hill? Probably not. By the way there are loads of people from Europe living in Texas. And the mayor of Houston is openly gay. Wonder how she was elected if Texans hate gay people?
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