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Unconventional and Unique “Isms” Visitors to Texas Need to Get Acquainted With

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There are universal rules to visiting any state, from anywhere in the world. But for some Americans (surprisingly) and Canadians (not so surprisingly), there are some standards that you apparently need to be advised on with respect to visiting Texas. The norms are: Try to obey the speed limit (even if we aren’t…); Be courteous (that’s a given…most of the time); And be friendly – after all, you’re visiting us, not the other way around. But there are some pretty important things you need to be aware of when visiting the Lone Star State, that you might not otherwise know (since we tend to stand out in a crowd). Never you fear: we’re here to enlighten you on these unique or unconventional “isms” about Texas before your next visit.

We Don’t Always Run Around With Holsters & Guns on our Hips

Unconventional and Unique “Isms” Visitors to Texas Need to Get Acquainted With

Photo: Wikimedia

Amidst the media hype and propaganda, not every Texan is armed to the eyeballs and prepared to take you out if you so much as sneeze the wrong way. There’s not always a wild-west-ness about us unless you aim to put ketchup on your steak (which is simply a crime).

We May be Southern, but We’re Texan, Through and Through

Unconventional and Unique “Isms” Visitors to Texas Need to Get Acquainted With

Photo: Flickr/Shamaruhk

We say “yes sir,” and “no ma’am,” just like our folks taught us. We like beans and cornbread, and of course, fried chicken (and we know how to cook it), and we value family, friends, manners, and good etiquette. Just because we’re Texan doesn’t mean we don’t have many of the same social competencies any Southerner would have. We simply ensure our Texas pride takes precedence in both a vocal and visual way!

We Know a Thing or Two About Weathering a Storm

Unconventional and Unique “Isms” Visitors to Texas Need to Get Acquainted With
Photo: Facebook/Lionel Richie

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