We Texans….We live in our own little world. We have our own little way…or should I say Big way? We have our own country, and would NEVER consider living anywhere else…unless our boss says we have to….and then, we still call ourselves Texans. We’re the only state that has it’s own star, toast…and style of Butt Whoopin’. Texas is one of the only states that fly their flag on a separate pole…most fly it below the United States Flag.
Recently a friend of mine did a post about this, and I’m including a link to her post here.
13plumconfessions If you haven’t read her blog….do!
Her post was twenty five ways to know you’re a Texan….and I just want to add a few more ways….and teach Y’all some of our language….
Texas has always stayed away from the pack…just a little. We reserved the right to separate from the Union, and a lot of folks believe that this might be the time to take advantage of that right.
If you’re gonna live in Texas…you gotta learn a little about us! Even transplants can call themselves Texans…as long as they follow all the RULES of Texas…and as I stated on her post….If you weren’t born here….you probably say “I wasn’t born in Texas….but I got here as soon as I could!”
You know you’re from Texas if you measure distance in minutes….not miles.
You have 10 favorite recipes for deer meat.
Your pastor wears boots to church.
Bridges cover culverts and bar ditches….not water.
You know fixin’ to…could be sometime between now and Christmas.
Y’all is anywhere from one to a million folks.
You don’t have to ask how much a “shitload” is.
Coke….could mean Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Root Beer…..or any other carbonated soft drink.
You don’t wear pants….you wear britches….and if you’re not nice….your mom will bust or blister them with a switch! Most likely for throwing a hissy fit!
You know where over yunder is.
If you leave the state….and ask for a peace of ICE….most folks think you just made a pass at them!
We eat dinner at noon…and supper at night!
When you order out….the question isn’t “Do you want potatoes with your meal?”….it’s “How do you want your taters?”.
You probably have more miles on your tractor than you do your pick-up….which by the way….you most likely call your truck.
Texas is the greatest country on earth….and I’m proud to be a Texan! (by the way…I wasn’t born here….but I got here as fast as I could!”)
You don’t have to ask what a turd floater is….but it’s probably been a good while since you’ve had one at your place.
You know that you have to have a pretty small room if you don’t have room to sling a cat!
Someone who has enough tongue for ten rows of teeth….is a blabber mouth!
If something wasn’t taken well….it went over like a turd in a punchbowl!
You wouldn’t want to do business with anyone who’s crooked as a dog’s hind leg.
Most bums are useless as tits on a bore hog….but not handy as a pocket on a shirt!
When you get REALLY busy….you’re busier than a three legged huntin’ dog.
If you’ve been road hard and put up wet….You’re pretty rough!
Something that’s finer that the fur on a frog’s back…is pretty darn fine!
If it “AIN’T your first rodeo”….You weren’t born yesterday!
You never drink downstream from the cattle….if you can find a stream!
Never squat with your spurs on.
Never slap a man….(or woman) with a chew of tobacco in their mouth!
Don’t piss in the wind…turn your back to it!
Never miss a chance to shut your mouth!
There is more….but this could go on for days! I’m telling Ya….it’s a whole other language and way of life!
We are one of the few states that has had their own currency…..
Perhaps most interesting is the Republic of Texas $3 note. The obverse (front) shows a lovely woman sitting next to the Texas Lone Star. The note also features a picture of a large Cotton Stalk, in full bloom, with the Cotton Bolls Split open and ready to pick. This would be a symbol of wealth and abundance. The note reads: “The Treasurer of The Republic of Texas, Three Dollars in Promissory.”
The image below shows the Republic of Texas Five Dollar note. The note shares the same design on the back as the three dollar note. The obverse, pictured below, has a picture of an Indian, who appears to be thinking. The portrait on the right of the note appears to be Deaf Smith.
and our own Presidents……..
|President Sam Houston, Inaugurated October 22, 1836
|President M. B. Lamar, Inaugurated December 10, 1838
|President Sam Houston December 13, 1841 (Second Term)
|President-Dr. Anson Jones, Inaugurated December 9, 1844
We have toads with horns….lol horny toadsAnd Jack Rabbits with horns….Jack-a-lope!
Critters with armour….
Oh….we name our cattle….but if you name ’em….you usually don’t have them for dinner….
And….where else in the world would you see this?