Thursday, May 08, 2008

What I Learned While Living In Texas-Phun Phriday

The following list was given to me by a student who is departing SWBTS upon graduation today. It is a list of various things that he learned while attending school here. I post this in hopes that incoming students from out of state or from out of country may get a head start on Texas culture.

18 Things I learned while living in Texas

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

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

16. "Onced" and "Twiced" are words.

15. People actually grow and eat okra.

14. "Fixinto" is one word.

13. There is no such thing as "lunch." There is only dinner and then there is supper.

12. Iced tea is appropriate for all meals, and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar.

11. You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH EM.

10. You switch from heat to A/C in the same day.

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

8. You know what a "DAWG" is.

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

6. You only own five spices: salt, pepper, Texas Pete, Tabasco and Ketchup.

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

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

3. You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good stew weather.

2. Fried catfish is the other white meat.

And for the final thing that was learned while living in the great state of Texas…drum roll please………………..

1. A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road!

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