Texas is LOT bigger than YOU are. Believe me, we get the message as soon as we cross the Sabine River on I-10, and one of the first mileage signs reminds us that El Paso is 854 miles away. Got it. We’re just going to Houston.
High school football is bigger and better in Texas than you are. It really doesn’t matter how many of your high schools have All-Americans in college, we’re still the best. Uh-huh. Just look at all those winning years in football at the University of Texas for proof, right?
Our cities add “Texas” to the end of their city. If we're from “Big D” we will tell you we’re “from Dallas, TEXAS.” Same for H-town, Austin and San Antonio. We already passed that part of our geography lesson.
Our crawfish boils are just as good as yours, cause we have home-grown crawfish here too! Yeah, that’s kinda like saying a 10 ounce filet steak ordered at a sushi bar is just as good as the one you get Ruth’s Chris. Please stop right there. People in Breaux Bridge are laughing at you,
At least half of us have “Native Texan” bumper stickers on our "Texas Edition" Silverado trucks. Is that really necessary? We'll have our Ford 150's thankyouverymuch.
Texas is to America as America is to the rest of the world. Really? Mathematically, the factual numbers don’t add up.
Chuck Norris is the best Texas actor EVER! We know you love show "Walker-Texas Ranger." But here's a newsflash-Chuck Norris was born in OKLAHOMA; then lived in Kansas and California. Not Texas.
When we travel overseas, we tell everyone we’re from Texas FIRST, before we say the USA. Oh, yeah that lone star flag thing. And a bigger star than the rest of the stars on the American Flag.
If it ain’t sweet tea, it’s not good to drink. FINALLY, something we can agree on!
Only TEXAS Chili is REAL Chili. So don't even THINK about saying you make awesome chili. You are from outside. Does it count even if many of our cooks have won national chili championships (with many wins over Texas cooks)? I guess not.
We have specific criterion about what qualifies as “barbeque.” What y’all do is just throw stuff on the grill an hour or so before it’s eaten. We go before dawn. OK. That’s the way WE roll with gumbo, so y'all can stop opening up Campbells’ “Gumbo” cans.
We are NOT from the South. You are. We are Texas. That’s a LONE STAR on our flag. So we mean it when we tell you, “Texas-It’s like a whole other country.”
Our slogan on the welcome signs say, “Drive Friendly, the Texas Way.” Really? What about that dude who fills up our rear view mirrors with his Texas front license plate, wanting us to either get out of the way, or go at least 20 miles an hour over the speed limit. AND if you have a big truck, you are within your legal rights to cut us off on the interstate.
ALL our women wear boots. Well, so do ours. Except women from da bayou show off many other choices like fancy flats, pumps, and sandals. And don’t forget our purple and gold athletic shoes.
We will KEEP making our point in an argument, no matter how long it takes. That is, until we wear you down and have you either agree OR admit you were wrong. Or BOTH. You may be right there. I mean, people in South Louisiana may argue over stuff for 10 minutes, and then be friends again, then go out for a beer.
CONTRIBUTING SOURCE: Wide Open Country