THINGS I LEARNED FROM BEING RAISED IN TEXAS


Inspired by an email I got from a friend (Txs Tammy!) I just jazzied it up a bit, in my own Texas way! *wink*

Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road
with their feet in the air.

There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth and 4,998 live in Texas

There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000
live in Texas , plus a couple no one’s seen before.

If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.

‘Twiced’ is a word.

From: Urban Dictionary Twiced
buy twiced mugs, tshirts and magnets
Running over something that’s all ready been hit and dead in the road.
“Oh sick, you twiced it!

People actually grow and eat okra


‘Fixinto’ is one word.

fixinto [From: Urban Dictionary]
buy fixin to mugs, tshirts and magnets
vernacular peculiar to the the southern US, means one is about to do something or it is in the process of being done.
I’m fixin to whoop yo skanky butt, however I must first wax poetic.

There is no such thing as ‘lunch.’
There is only dinner and then supper.

Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you
start drinking it when you’re two. We do like a little tea with our sugar!

‘Backwards and forwards’ means I know
everything about you!

Djeet is actually a phrase meaning ‘Did you eat?’

You don’t have to wear a watch because it
doesn’t ma tter what time it is. You work until you’re done
or it’s too dark to see.

You don’t PUSH buttons, you MASH them.

You measure distance in hours. Like its 6 hours from Houston to Dallas .

You’ll probably have to switch from ‘heat’ to
‘A/C’ in the same day.

‘Fix’ is a verb. Example: ‘I’m fixing to go to
the store.’

You install security lights on your house and
garage and leave both unlocked.

Yes, Friday night high school football games is serious football!

You carry jumper cables in your car . . .
for your OWN car.

There are only four spices: salt, pepper,
Tabasco and ketchup.

The local papers cover national and
international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip and sports.

100 degrees Fahrenheit is ‘a little warm.’

We have four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer,
still Summer and Christmas.

Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time
known as ‘goin’ to Wally-World.’

A cool snap (below 70 degrees) is good
pinto-bean weather.

A carbonated soft drink isn’t a soda, cola or
pop. .. . . it’s a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example:
‘What kind a coke you want?’

Catfish is the other white meat.

We don’t need no stinking driver’s ed . .. .
if our mama says we can drive, we can drive.

And the most important thing we learn growing up in TEXAS is…

IN GOD WE TRUST


3 comments on “THINGS I LEARNED FROM BEING RAISED IN TEXAS

  1. I am jealous for all the fun one can has in Texas . Like the humor for sure .
    Like all the things you mention
    except okra , eat once , yuck and catfish unfortunately .
    No pic. of barbecue “pouts.”
    Will learn the slang .

  2. I think you have to have a good sense of humor to live in Texas…Its the only way to survive it. *laughs* Hey okra is great…Ever tried it fried? Best way to eat it. Catfish? Mean suckers, those. And yes, clue about Texas slang…We run everything and anything together if we can. We talk slow, so its our way of ‘hurrying’ up. *laughs*

  3. No , just cooked and it was awful. Hated it .
    I love that armadillo on the road waiting to be twiced . Asking for cola make sense to me *laughs* Love Iced tea .
    Sense of humor check
    but I think mine is often misunderstood *laughs*
    Run everything and anything together check
    in all the languages that I claim to speak .

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