Things to know about Texas:

Things to know about Texas:

Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road with all four feet in the air.

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

There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in Texas, plus a few no one has ever seen before.

Raccoons will test your melon crop and let you know when they are ripe.

If it grows, it will stick you. If it crawls, it will bite you!

Nothing will kill a mesquite tree.

There are valid reasons some people put razor wire around their house.

A tractor is NOT an all terrain vehicle. They do get stuck.

The wind blows at 90 mph from Oct 2 till June 25, then it stops totally until October 2.

Onced and twiced are words.

Coldbeer is one word.

People actually grow and eat okra.

Green grass DOES burn.

When you live in the country you don’t have to buy a dog.
City people drop them off at your front gate in the middle of the night.

The sound of coyotes howling at night only sounds good for the first few weeks.

When a buzzard sits on the fence and stares at you, it’s time to see a doctor.

Fix-in-to is one word

A TANK is a dirt hole that holds water for irrigation, watering the cows, or swimming

There ain’t no such thing as “lunch”. There is only dinner and then there’s supper.

“Sweetened ice tea” is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you are two.

Backwards and forwards means I know everything about you.

“Jeet?” is actually a phrase 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 Know you are from Texas if:

  1. You measure distance in minutes.

  2. You’ve ever had to switch for “heat” to “A/C” in the same day.

  3. Stores don’t have bags, they have sacks.

  4. You see a car with the engine running in the Wal-mart parking lot with no one in it, no mater what time of the year.

5.You use “fix” as a verb. Example: I am fixin’ to go to the store.
in the portion above “fix-in-to” is one word…)

6 All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit or a vegetable.

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

  2. You carry jumper cables for your own car.

  3. You know what “cow tipping” and “snipe hunting” are.

l0. You only have four spices in your kitchen: Salt, Pepper, Catsup, and Tabasco.

  1. You think everyone from north of Dallas has an accent.

  2. You think sexy underwear is a tee shirt and boxer shorts.

  3. The local papers covers national and international news on one page but requires six pages to cover Friday night high school football.

  4. You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

  5. You know which leaves make good toilet paper.

  6. You find 100 degrees a “tad” warm.

  7. You know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer, still summer and Christmas.

  8. You know whether another Texan is from East, West, North, or South Texas as soon as he opens his mouth.

19 Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past-time known as “goin Wal-Martin”
“off to Wally-world”.

  1. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good chili weather.

  2. A carbonated soft drink isn’t a soda, cola, or pop…It’s a Coke regardless of brand of flavor.

  3. You understand these jokes. If you do, forward them to your friends from Texas .

Those are pretty good :slight_smile:

You a fellow Texan?

I carry jumper cables for my own car and I’m in massachusetts… And racoons…man those buggers will eat anything. I’ve caught them numerous times sitting in garbage cans…pretty funny stuff.

“Don’t mess with texas.” - The President of the United States of America

i am not from texas but Georgia and most of that fits georgia as well…

I’m from Texas.

LOL, those are good… hey! you forgot the most important one! what about y’all??

btw i have to say i was in texas for like 1 month, until about 1 week ago and i loved it, i wanted to stay there

that explains much :wink:


I thought he was from Arizona.

That applies to Missouri, too. However, being from the Ozarks (two hours north of the northern tip of the Ozarks, but people around here live as if we were smack dab in the middle) we have words no one else does.

For example, a saying I use to hear my mother say (she hasn’t used it since she started working at a bank) is “yo’uns” (pronounced yoons). An example is “Yo’uns need to come over more often.”

Thanks for sharing that, that’s something I would have never read about in any book. I like learning new things. :smiley:

I am also from texas (and still live there…), many of those things while i havent seen for myself to be true, are…the buzzard thing made me laugh though!

Bah! The 10 most deadly/venomous snakes in the world all live in Australia! I’ve had brown snakes in our backyard here in the suburbs and we just lop their heads off with a shovel! I bet you Texans have never seen a red back spider either! Buch of sissies, all of you! :wink: :smiley: :stuck_out_tongue:

i think you missed the most importain thing about texas, DR. Phil is from texas


Bah! The 10 most deadly/venomous snakes in the world all live in Australia! I’ve had brown snakes in our backyard here in the suburbs and we just lop their heads off with a shovel! I bet you Texans have never seen a red back spider either! Buch of sissies, all of you! :wink: :smiley: :P[/quote]

LOL yeah i was in aussie and went to a fish and chip shop up in brisvegas, well outside was a redback hanging right in front of my face (we have pussy arse spiders in our country, only one poisonaous one and i don’t think its killed anyone yet (perhaps under 4 ) )

well we told the people at the shop coz it was in front of their door, so they get out the fly spray and kill it then squish it, next thing i know i’m looking up inter their veranda area and see a family of another 20 that they didn’t do anything about LOL


oh and shit funnel web spiders scare me man, i was afraid for my life in sydney i wouldn’t go anywhere i couldn’t see LOL

and from a country that i was used to rolling in the long grass, jumping in ditches and frolocking in fields. kinda stink in ausstralia where most of that is out :wink:


yep, from east texas.

I know this one, we “used-to” use it. It means Ya’ll plus 3.

My dad “used-to” (there’s that word again) hit them d*mn things with his truck (not on purpose of course).

i think you have missed some key phases of the south or maybe it is just to georgia. they are aight , ya aint dunit and ya’ll getup outa heare… those are some key southern phases. i think…

that sounds scottish not texan LOL

“ya aint dunit”

“if ya dunna et ya met ya kanna hav ya pewdin”



I’ve lived in south my whole until now, now I’m in Vegas.
In the south, anyone who uses those over the top phrases look like rednecks. The strongest people get is “ya’ll”.