How to know you’re from Texas

You know that you’re from Texas if you know these things already:

  • Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.
  • Roadrunners don’t say “Beep Beep”
  • There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live inTexas.
  • There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live inTexas, plus a coupleİno one’s seen before.
  • Possums will eat anything.
  • Raccoons will test your crop of melons and let you know when they are ripe.
  • If it grows, it sticks. If it crawls, it bites.
  • Nothing will kill a mesquite tree.
  • There are valid reasons some people put concertina wire around their house.
  • You cannot find a country road without a curve from corner to corner.
  • A tractor is NOT an all-terrain vehicle, they do get stuck.
  • The wind blows at 90 MPH from Oct. 2 until June 25, then it stops totally until Oct 2.
  • Onced and Twiced are good words.
  • It is not a shopping cart it is a buggy.
  • Fire ants consider your flesh as a picnic.
  • Graduating 1st in your class means you left in the 8th grade.
  • “Coldbeer” actually is one word.
  • People really grow and eat okra.
  • Green grass DOES burn.
  • When you live in the country, you don’t have to buy a dog. City people dropİthem off at your gate in the middle of the night.
  • When a buzzard sits on the fence and stares at you, it’s time to go to the doctor.
  • “Fixinto” is one word.
  • The word dinner is confusing. There’s only lunch and then there’s supper.
  • Backards and forards means I know everything about you.
  • “Je’eet”? is actually a phrase meaning “Did you eat?”
  • You work until you’re done or it’s too dark to see.
  • You measure distance in minutes.
  • You’ve had to switch from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day.
  • Stores don’t have bags; they have sacks.
  • You know what “cow tipping” and “snipe hunting” is.
  • You only own four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Picante.
  • You think sexy lingerie is a tee shirt and boxer shorts.
  • You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
  • You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
  • You know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer, Still summer, and Christmas.
  • There is a Dairy Queen in every town with a population over 1000.
  • Going to Walmart is a favorite past-time known as “goin wal-martin” or off İto “Wally World.”
  • You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good chili weather.
  • A carbonated soft drink isn’t a soda, cola, or pop .. it’s a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor.
  • You understand these jokes and forward them to your friends.

6 Responses to “How to know you’re from Texas”


  • ïİThere are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 live inTexas.

    ï There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live inTexas, plus a coupleİno one’s seen before.

    Actually, I think that is Australia :)

  • All of us who are LUCKY enough to be natives of and/or live in the “gloreous” South recognize more than a few of these jewels. I’ve seen probably a dozen variations of this list, but I laugh every time as though it were the first. However — several items on this list could ONLY be appreciated by a true Texan!

  • I absolute love these-LOL, I have recently relocated to Oklahoma, and yet still have a heart for Texas. Once and Texan and always and Texas.

    -Thanks yall;-)

  • i left texas and oklahoma a lot of years ago and i know what most of them sayings are ha ha even from arizona

  • i left texas and oklahoma a lot of years ago and i know what most of them sayings are ha ha even from arizona

  • Hicks, gain some intelligence!

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