Posted by seldomseen on November 11, 2007, at 11:02:32
In reply to You know you're from TX if (oldie but a goodie):, posted by TexasChic on November 10, 2007, at 18:01:19
I was born in the south and a lot of those apply to my state as well.
The biggest difference I see is that we pronounce jeet slightly differently - we say ja'eet, which easily (and often) becomes ja'eetyet.
We can also tell the difference between a good ole boy and a r*dn*ck because the r*dn*ck will just throw their beer cans out of the window when they are driving, whereas the good ole boy will throw them in the truck's bed.
A town is growing when they get a caution light. Explosive growth is when they get a stoplight or a hardee's - then something has to be done to stop it.
A holler is a geographic location with multiple trailers in it in addition to a verb meaning "to yell such that people over yonder can hear you".
All tea is sweet, so we just say tea. Until someone gets "the sugars" then they drink water and complain.
People, as well as livestock can founder. As in "I can't eat another bite of granny's slaw - I foundered on it last Sunday"
Plum is a fruit as well as an adverb/adjective meaning totally. "I'm plum wore out".
They're funny - because they're true.