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Old 06-21-2007, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Dallas(Lake Highlands)
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Here's my latest version of this list. My favorite is the second one. I do that every time and I know better.

You can properly pronounce Amarillo, Bexar, Corsicana, Decatur, Ennis, Lancaster(town), Lancaster(street), Mexia, Palestine, San Antonio, Waco, Waxahachie, and Wichita Falls

A tornado warning siren is your signal to go out in the yard and look for a funnel

You’ve ever had to switch from “heat” to “cool” in the same day

You know that the true value of a parking space is by the availability of shade

You measure distance in minutes and/or hours

You listen to the weather forecast before picking out an outfit

Someone you know has used a football schedule to plan their wedding date

You have known someone who has a belt buckle bigger than your fist

You aren’t surprised to find movie rental, ammunition, and bait all in the same store

A Mercedes Benz is not a status symbol; a Chevy 3500 4×4 is

You know everything goes better with Ranch

You actually get these jokes and are “fixin’ ” to send them to your friends

You go to the river/lake because you think it is like going to the ocean

You go to the gas station and there is a sign in the window that reads, “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service!”

Finally, you are 100% Texan if you find yourself having this conversation:
“You wanna coke?”
“Yeah”
“What kind?”
“Dr Pepper”
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:46 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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You go to the gas station and there is a sign in the window that reads, “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service!”

LOL!!! I never realized that was a Texas thing, but now that you mention it... LOL!!!!
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:15 PM
 
Location: TX
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pronouncing 'Mexia"
gawd didn't it drive y'all nuts during the Anna Nicole dibacle that Nancy Grace et al kept pronouncing it with an "X" instead of Mahaya! Lord that woman is special.
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:39 PM
 
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Default Born and raised in Texas

As I was reading through your list, at about the football one I started thinking "these are funny ya'll, I'm fixin ta send these to my parents!" Then I kept reading and just felt red-necky
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Dallas(Lake Highlands)
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Another of my big favorites is to "listen to the forecast before picking out an outfit"

I'm still laughing about a post I saw in the Iowa forum. The person told a weather story that happened this past winter. The meteorologists had forecasted snow for the next day. Based on the forecast, the local school district announced schools would be closed the next day. The person was shocked when she woke up the next morning and there was NO SNOW!!!

Can you imagine being able to know that far ahead!? lol!!
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Old 06-21-2007, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Texas
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there are so many things that are so quintessential Texan that we dont even know that there are folks who are not so fortunate to live Texas, until we happen to mention common every day things to someone from elsewhere and they say "huh?".........and how many times that has happened to me and i say "i cant believe yall dont have that where you live...or...i cant believe you have never tasted.........".............
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:46 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Another of my big favorites is to "listen to the forecast before picking out an outfit"

I'm still laughing about a post I saw in the Iowa forum. The person told a weather story that happened this past winter. The meteorologists had forecasted snow for the next day. Based on the forecast, the local school district announced schools would be closed the next day. The person was shocked when she woke up the next morning and there was NO SNOW!!!

Can you imagine being able to know that far ahead!? lol!!
And they say us Texans shut everything down at the mere sight of a snow flurry. LMAO!!! Good one but OOHHH so true. OH so true. Even in the dead of summer or winter I still look at the forecast before getting dressed. LOL!!! All of those were great.
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:33 PM
 
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Hi

Too funny.

Yep, I sent on...

crazedchef
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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This is great - and so true! One thing is missing from the list, however:

When we were planning our fall wedding, both fathers commented that it was during DEER season! The UT football schedule had already been reviewed, of course.
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:06 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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This is great - and so true! One thing is missing from the list, however:

When we were planning our fall wedding, both fathers commented that it was during DEER season! The UT football schedule had already been reviewed, of course.
NEVER, EVER, EVER plan ANYTHING around or on the first weekend of September.
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