You Know Your are a TEXIAN…

  • When you hear, someone say “bidness” instead of “business” and you don’t laugh or notice or get the difference.
  • When you greet people from the east coast and west coast with “howdy y’all!”, and they stare at you with funny looks on their faces. They then say that y’all is not a word, and proceed to critique your grammar for upwards of 10 minutes.
  • When your response to the critique is to damn “All Y’all go to hell!”
  • When people ask if you’ve been out of the country and you respond, “I’ve been in Texas.”
  • When people ask you if you’ve been out of the country and you ask, “Does Mexico count?”
  • When you wear a cowboy hat all the time, but not in the house.
  • When dressing up involves a starched western shirt and blue jeans.
  • When you believe in standing up fur yer rights.
  • When you have a craving for Mexican food and Taco Bell doesn’t count.
  • When every other block there is either a BBQ restaurant, dollar store, or church.
  • When half your family is white and the other is Tejano
  • When you judge the quality of a parking spot by the amount of shade you are under, not by the distance from the building you are going to have to walk.
  • When you go north and realize they have no “real” Mexican food (aka- Tex-Mex)
  • When you don’t mind when your elders call you honey or sugar…
  • When you can eat salsa and/or Pico de Gallo for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner…
  • When high school football dominates your Friday nights.
  • When you proudly display the Lone Star flag on your home just like all of your neighbors! No one else is as proud of their state as Texans are!
  • When you drink coke and the can says “Dr. Pepper”
  • When you put hot sauce on or jalapeños in every food
  • When you give directions by landmarks and time, not distances or street names.
  • When you use words like y’all, yer, hem (for him), em (for them), ain’t, bidness, nakin, jury(jewelry) and warsh (wash), love, sweetie, hun, Sir and Ma’am.