Since our previous video about “How To Be Californian” was so popular, we thought we’d turn the tables and make a funny “How To Be Texan” video all about the Texas stereotypes we’ve heard all our lives!
A little back story in case you don’t know: Jay and I are originally from Texas and we moved to California a little over two years ago. We had the idea to make a funny video about all of the California stereotypes/lessons we’ve learned since being here, and the response was great! Y’all seem to like either 1) hearing what California is like because you don’t live here or 2) hearing what California is like from the viewpoint of an outsider because you do live here. Either way, I loved hearing everyone’s feedback!
We, of course, wanted to be fair and not show favorites between our two states, so we created this “How To Be Texan” video to balance everything out!
|| How To Be Texan – Video ||
You’re obviously missing out if you don’t watch the full version of the video, but here’s a little recap for ya:
HOW TO BE TEXAN, ACCORDING TO JAY & ERIN:
Learn the lingo || There are certain things you’re only going to hear in the South. And “y’all” is definitely one of them. If you walk into a place saying “you guys”, you’re definitely going to get some weird looks. And did you know that “a coke” doesn’t actually mean a Coke?
Be prepared to answer the same questions repeatedly || Actually, no, I don’t ride a horse. And no, I do not and have not ever lived on a farm. The rest of those stereotypical questions are in the video!
Have a Texan accent… even if you don’t || Even though there are tons of urban cities in Texas where people don’t have accents (aka, Dallas), it’s probably best to just pretend you have one – Otherwise, people will probably be disappointed in your lack of that southern accent.
Understand that Texas BBQ is the only kind of BBQ… and the same goes for Tex Mex || Forget Carolina slaw and Georgia BBQ sauce, it will never get better than Texas brisket. End of story. Oh, and it’s called TEX Mex for a reason. Don’t believe any non-Texan Tex Mex because they’re lying to you!
Have good manners || As you can see from the video, Jay is a little more passionate about this one. But we’ve definitely noticed a difference in that southern hospitality. “Ma’am” and “sir” doesn’t really exist out here… watch the video to hear my story about using “ma’am” one time… Oops.
Sweet tea || That’s it.
Accept that you will never understand the weather || First it’s sunny and 100+, then the tornado sirens are going off, and eventually everything freezes over… And that’s all in the same week!
Own Texas-themed everything || Necklaces, mugs, bumper stickers… You name it. Because it exists. And you must own it.
Be proud! || I think the song we sing says it all. I mean, have you ever met a Texan that isn’t proud to say so?
Texans, what did we miss in this “How To Be Texan” post? Non-Texans, did you learn anything new? Let me know in the comments!