Texas is so crazy Norwegians are literally using ‘Texas’ as slang for ‘crazy’

  • metta

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    Oct 21, 2015 5:13 PM GMT
    Texas is so crazy Norwegians are literally using ‘Texas’ as slang for ‘crazy’




    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/texas-is-so-crazy-norwegians-are-literally-using-texas-as-slang-for-crazy/
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    Oct 21, 2015 6:07 PM GMT
    Seems appropriate to me. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 21, 2015 10:13 PM GMT
    I lol'd so loud to this my brother came in my room to see what's going on icon_biggrin.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 22, 2015 12:14 PM GMT
    Obviously it is because Texas is the Giant Tea Party State. Even their largest cities Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth are more conservative than most large US cities. The idiocy in Texas politics is absolutely astounding. Yet the idiot Texans keep reelecting these right wing extremists.
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    Oct 22, 2015 6:25 PM GMT
    I wonder how many of those Norwegians actually use the term, and how many Norsk have ever been to TX? I also wonder how it'd be seen if other Nordics used "Polish" or "African" as synonyms for stupid?

    "Jus' sayin'."icon_rolleyes.gif
  • bro4bro

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    Oct 22, 2015 7:32 PM GMT
    And Koreans use "Texas" to mean sexual. The big redlight district in Seoul is know informally as "Texas-chung" (Texastown).

    In other news, in Brazil "Manero" means "ultra cool". It refers to Tony Manero, John Travolta's character in Saturday Night Fever. icon_confused.gif
  • jeepguySD

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    Oct 23, 2015 12:35 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidAnd Koreans use "Texas" to mean sexual. The big redlight district in Seoul is know informally as "Texas-chung" (Texastown).

    In other news, in Brazil "Manero" means "ultra cool". It refers to Tony Manero, John Travolta's character in Saturday Night Fever. icon_confused.gif


    Pusan also has a street colloquially known as "Texas Street" where sailors and Marines go to hire "juicy girls." And it's not just Americans, one sees Russian, and other sailors there too.
  • rip12

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    Oct 23, 2015 1:15 AM GMT
    talk of texas on these sites always cracks me up - i lived in texas almost right out of college for work

    among the nicest most hospitable people ive met anywhere - and i must say i totally enjoyed my stay there

    i always wonder how many of these people who have this hatred hardon for texas have ever been there? or what their motivation for all the vitriol could possibly be?
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    Oct 23, 2015 2:02 AM GMT
    rip12 saidtalk of texas on these sites always cracks me up - i lived in texas almost right out of college for work

    among the nicest most hospitable people ive met anywhere - and i must say i totally enjoyed my stay there

    i always wonder how many of these people who have this hatred hardon for texas have ever been there? or what their motivation for all the vitriol could possibly be?



    We evacuated to Houston for Hurricane Katrina and were stuck there for 2 months. The people were incredibly friendly and helpful. They really couldn't have been any nicer to us.

    But Texas gets it's criticism from the crazy laws they pass (or attempt to pass.) Some of the most hateful, narrow-minded laws in the country have been created by the state of Texas. And the people in the rural areas can be very ignorant and mean spirited.

    Dallas is the worst city I've ever been to in the United States. The most pretentious people I've ever encountered ever. And Texans love to brag which doesn't win them any brownie points either.
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    Oct 23, 2015 3:39 AM GMT
    rip12 saidtalk of texas on these sites always cracks me up - i lived in texas almost right out of college for work

    among the nicest most hospitable people ive met anywhere - and i must say i totally enjoyed my stay there

    i always wonder how many of these people who have this hatred hardon for texas have ever been there? or what their motivation for all the vitriol could possibly be?


    Been living in Texas five years, after being born in raised in Alaska, and living for half a decade in Europe.

    And absolutely, people down here who are around my age or a bit younger are great to be friends with!

    As for anyone over thirty-five? Whew! Lemme tell you, southern hospitality is legendary!

    ...just so long as I didn't say a word against Christianity, or Jesus, or guns, or the military, or patriotism--or say anything positive about Islam, or Homosexuality, or Abortion and the Pro-Choice position, or Atheism. I'm happy you had a positive experience in Texas, Rip12. But to compare with my own experiences, I can't share your enthusiasm--and I haven't had a negative experience by any means. I've just had to be overly cautious in dealing with strangers.
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    Oct 23, 2015 3:47 AM GMT
    So how is "Texas" being used by the Norwegians? Like: you are so Texas? Or, that is so Texas?

    I would certainly concur with the Norwegians. Texas is right off the chart for crazy.