Do people really believe in Texas' Stereotypes?

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  1. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    So i was reading through this thread and couldn't believe how many people were talking about the stereotypes that Texas has. Especially for a big city like Dallas. So my question is, do people really believe in all the stereotypes Texas has, even in 2009, in Dallas?
     
  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Eh, sometimes as a joke, sure. I dont think that this was appropriate. I know he was joking, but its pretty mean.
    Am I to understand not all Texans wear ten-gallon hats, chew tobacco, and wear belt buckles the size of an airplane wing?
     
  3. stridemat Moderator

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    Are all texan's not like this?

    Wow, learn something new everyday:p
     

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    While I haven't been to Texas, and won't ever go- I'll take what I hear from Texans themselves. It doesn't sound like a place I want to live. It sounds a lot like Ohio. :eek:
     
  6. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Stereotypes in general are just hyperbole's of truth... not all the time but probably 90% of them. So while I doubt everybody fits 100% of the Texas stereotype or any stereotype applied to an individual, they usually will fulfill some of the stereotype in a small capacity.

    That's not to say all stereotypes are true. But they usually originate from somewhere... I take them with a grain of salt.
     
  7. iShater macrumors 604

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    I actually loved living in Texas ... after I got used to it. When I first got there (from Chicagoland) I was like WTF!

    Funny you mention Ohio. I lived there before I moved to Chicagoland, but haven't been there for an extended period of time other than a college reunion. It def looked very different that what I thought of it as.
     
  8. MasterDev macrumors 65816

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    Sterotypes? Is this a new product Microsoft is making? :D
     
  9. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I bet. I don't think someone like me would like it though. It would be terribly frustrating- too many cowboy hats and too much Jesus.

    I grew up there. The only way you'd get me back there is in a casket.
     
  10. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Is it true Lee? Is everything bigger in Texas?
     
  11. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    How much time have you spent outside of DFW?

    From my perspective of DFW, there's a kernel of truth to most stereotypes. The one stereotype that I feel most people miss about Dallas is how corporate it is. In fact, I have a tough time thinking of another city in the US that has less soul.
     
  12. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    To some extent. People forget the just gigantic-size of Texas and the diversity that the creates within itself.

    While Dallas and Houston often times don't seem to embody a lot of the common stereotypes, when you get in the middle of Texas, some of them are present.

    That's a correct statement. One also has to realize that Dallas is not really that old. Also, Dallas is very different then Fort Worth, the latter definitely has a character that is unique.
     
  13. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Scem0 was from Texas, and we dated for two years after meeting on this site. But I'm not tellin'. ;) Suffice to say that I was very happy for most of those two years. :)
     
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    no.... that is wrong... they DO wear big hats, spit tobacco goo and wear big-arse buckles!

    (unless you are lance armstrong... then you are skinny and ride a bike!)
     
  16. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    (Looks at self)
    Apparently I am Lance Armstrong...
     
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    so you're a bicycler? or just skinny and from texas?
     
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    If you want stereotypes, you should see some of the ones I get when I tell people I'm from Mississippi. It blows my mind that people actually believe some of that stuff.

    Atlanta. I can't stand Atlanta. I agree about Dallas for the most part. Fort Worth is decent in that they have embraced their cow town heritage, but Dallas proper is kind of bland. I personally prefer San Antonio or Austin.

    And DFW is freakin' huge. Coming from a state where the largest metro area has around 200k people, DFW seems like a state unto itself. My brother lives in Arlington, and it always blows my mind when I'm driving to see him. Seeing signs like "Dallas: 40, Fort Worth: 70" amaze me, since they are both part of the same metro area. If I drive 30 miles from my house, most of the time, I will be in forest or farmland. It really hit me a while back, when I was looking to take a class in Plano. I thought I would save some money by staying with my brother while in the class. Then I looked it up on Google maps, and it was 40+ miles from his house to the training facility. Ouch.
     
  19. iShater macrumors 604

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    "All my exes live in Texas ...." bada bada daaaaaaaaaaaaaa..... :p
     
  20. iShater macrumors 604

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    ^^^ You should visit Chicagoland :D

    I didn't realize there was more Illinois left south of it. :p
     
  21. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    While we're on the subject of stereotypes, our teeth are god damned fine.
     
  22. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    The latter...
     
  23. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I want to wear leather pants, boots, a giant hat and drive a big pink Cadillac with horns strapped to the grille.
     
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    I think a well-known car show tried to pull some stuff somewhere near there. :D
     
  25. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    You'd love Austin. Not much Jesus yet plenty of good looking cowboys wearing cowboy hats. Even living in NY I want to go back for a visit. lol
     

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