Friday, February 17, 2012

I love Texas!

I am a native Texan and dang proud of it!

It is socially acceptable to refer to your son as "bubba" in public.


There are some mighty fine people who were born in Texas:
Pat Green
Willy Nelson
Ross Perot
Mary Kay
Sandra Bullock
Luke AND Owen Wilson
Tommy Lee Jones

I love being a Texan!

I wear my boots with pride!

I smile at perfect strangers on the street and say "hey there!"

In Texas, ordering double starches (Mashed Potatoes and French Fries) is expected when you eat Chicken Fried Steak.


Everything is bigger in Texas! 

It takes approximately 12 hours to drive across the state (from east to west) and 9 hours to drive from Oklahoma to the coast.

You can tell which part of Texas people are from by listening to their accents ... West Texans say "warsh" instead of "wash".

There are awesome sports teams in Texas: Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Stars ... and the Dallas Cowboys (during the Troy Aikman reign).

In Texas, "y'all", "knee-high to a grasshopper", "dad-gummit", "fixin'" and "'preciate it" are part of everyday language.

Who needs to travel outside of the state when every type of destination is located IN Texas?  You can go to the beach, fish in a lake, hike through canyons, drive across the desert AND still experience some of the best food you will ever encounter in your life!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rules to Remember.
Should you ever find yourself in Texas without an English-Texan dictionary or this handy guide, here are five simple rules to remember, and possibly save your hide.

1. Shed Syllables. In almost any three syllable word, you can contract out any vowel from the middle syllable to make a two-syllable word and sound more Texan.

Examples: Italy = It'ly, Florida = Flor'da, Johnathan = John'than, Melody = Mel'dy.
2. Forget the G's. Never, ever pronounce the "g" in words endin' in "ing". This is a dead giveaway that you are a Yankee cruisin' for a bruisin'.

Examples: Fishin', Cookin', Readin' and Writin'.
3. "L's" Are Optional. Ignore "L's" following vowels in the middle of words or simply replace them with "W's".

Examples: Light Bub (Bulb), Code (Cold) Outside, and Caw (Call).
4. Wing It (If You Dare). Let the metaphors fly. Texan is nuttin' if not colorful, so go to town, make stuff up, invent words if you must. Alliterate, elaborate, and incorporate.

Examples: "Heck, it's hotter'n a hog on a hot plate." Why not? Sounds Texan to me. You can also compare anything to a 3$ bill (weirder'n a $3 bill), add "fire" to any exclamation ("Crap fire boy, what's the matter with you?"), or make up inoffensive curse words (dad gum it, gosh darn it, dag nab it, dad blazes, etc.).

-Pat :)