We asked on Facebook: What’s a sure sign you’re a Texan?
I am proud to be from Texas — where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. Have a good day y’all!
Lorrie Green Koster
If you judge a barbecue restaurant by its smoked brisket and a Mexican restaurant by its (free) chips and salsa, you must be a Texan.
When I open my mouth!
Donna Corbett Newding
You like sweet tea.
Accent, drive a truck, own livestock, drink Dr Pepper, eat barbecue, love to swim in rivers, only eat at the good salsa Mexican restaurants … . The list goes on.
Nikki Harper Ashcraft
Seeking out bluebonnet patches for pictures with kids, family, pets, etc. in the spring.
When you respect your elders, when you say yes sir and yes ma’am. Also, when you love chicken-fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Barbecue on the shore with a beer at sunset.
Wearing flip-flops all year long!
Being a Texan also means being able to adapt to darn near anything, at any time. We “shift gears easily.” In a matter of hours, we can be in the desert or on the Gulf, the “big city” or a “small town,” in the forest or on the prairie. While not all parts of Texas have “traditional seasons,” the “climate” alone can require three gosh darn outfits in the same day! Yeppers, we Texans — along with our grit and grace — are flexible. We can “two-step, and we can salsa.”
When you know the plural form of y’all. It’s all y’all!
Kim G. Lain
I can’t speak for everyone, but family and friends gatherings, paired with good barbecue, spirits and red dirt music makes it Texas every time in my book.
A true Texan must never pass up a slice of pecan pie. I think it is a state law… .
When Californians ask me what accent is that.
You have a pair of flip-flops sitting right next to cowboy boots!
Leroy Naschke III
You know beans do not go in your chili and you give directions in hours.
You keep livestock for a pet.
As soon as I start talking, my drawl gives me away.
You call everyone honey, baby or sugar. Plus, our best insult is, bless your heart.
You know the best gas stations to eat at.
I have that Texas twang in my voice and it is so hard to keep my voice low. When I was younger, I was often asked if I was raised in a barn, but I was raised with no telephones and you yelled across the pasture to get your neighbors’ attention. I was born in Houston and raised on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Linda Cobb Huoni
When I travel, everyone guesses I’m from Texas because we are so friendly!
Susan Wilson Walker Benson