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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Things I Know About Texas

I don't normally forward e-mails that I receive like this one, but if you've ever lived in or visited Texas, you know that it's a whole different world. 
A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.
There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in Texas .
There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in Texas , plus a couple no one's seen before.

If it grows, it'll stick ya. If it crawls, it'll bite cha.

Onced and Twiced are words.

It is not a shopping cart, it is a buggy!

Jawl-P? means, Did you all go to the bathroom?

People actually grow, eat and like okra.

'Fixinto' is one word. It means I'm going to do that.

There is no such thing as lunch. There is only dinner and then there's supper.

Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're one year old. We do like a little tea with our sugar. It is referred to as the Wine of Texas .

Backwards and forwards means I know everything about you.

The word 'jeet' is actually a question meaning, 'Did you eat?'

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

You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH em.

Ya'll is singular. All ya'll is plural.

All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, insect, or animal.

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

You only own five spices: salt, pepper, mustard, Tabasco and ketchup.

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

The first day of deer season is a national holiday.

You know what a hissy fit is and you dont have em, you pitch em

Fried catfish is the other white meat.

We don't need no dang Driver's Ed. If our mama says we can drive, we can drive!!!

1 comment:

Joanne said...

very funny and after all these years, sometimes you just have to shake your head at Texas stuff. It often is a world unto its own.