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13 Texas Quirks The World Just Doesn’t Understand

Time to set y'all straight.

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1. Giving/receiving mums for the Homecoming football game.

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Mums are worn at Homecoming games and decorated to the nines with ribbons, bells, and other slightly pricey craft decor. If the student is in their senior year, the mum will be all white instead of in their traditional school colors.

2. 3 a.m. Whataburger stops.

Yes, Whataburger is as good as everyone says. But the real deal of this place isn't just the fresh burgers, but the fact that they're open 24/7. Which means it's a great place to hit up after a night of drinking.
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Yes, Whataburger is as good as everyone says. But the real deal of this place isn't just the fresh burgers, but the fact that they're open 24/7. Which means it's a great place to hit up after a night of drinking.

3. Taking photoshoots with the bluebonnets in the spring.

Bluebonnets are Texas state flower. Every spring, grassy areas come to life when they bloom and typically, that means it's prime time for photo op moments.
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Bluebonnets are Texas state flower. Every spring, grassy areas come to life when they bloom and typically, that means it's prime time for photo op moments.

4. Eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Eve.

Many Texans live by the tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Eve to bring good luck in the upcoming year.
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Many Texans live by the tradition of eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Eve to bring good luck in the upcoming year.

5. Singing the first line of "Deep in the Heart of Texas."

Almost EVERYONE knows the infamous lines in this Perry Como song: "The stars at night are big and bright, DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS."
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Almost EVERYONE knows the infamous lines in this Perry Como song: "The stars at night are big and bright, DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS."

6. Going out specifically for Tex-Mex.

This, of course, is a Texas twist on Mexican food —  chili con carne, fajitas, nachos, etc.
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This, of course, is a Texas twist on Mexican food —  chili con carne, fajitas, nachos, etc.

7. Using "bless your heart" as an endearing term — and a way of throwing shade.

Depending on context, they could mean "bless your heart you're so innocent" or "bless your heart you're such a moron." You'll know which one when you hear it.
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Depending on context, they could mean "bless your heart you're so innocent" or "bless your heart you're such a moron." You'll know which one when you hear it.

8. Friday night football games

Games are so highly attended and popular that the show, Friday Night Lights, was based around it.
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Games are so highly attended and popular that the show, Friday Night Lights, was based around it.

9. Saying "fixin' to."

It's basically a lazy way of saying, "I'm about to do it."
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It's basically a lazy way of saying, "I'm about to do it."

10. Mopping up your BBQ with giant slices of white bread.

Every good BBQ joint will offer you multiple pieces of white bread with your meat. You can either make it a sandwich or use it to mop up your BBQ sauce. Either way, it's delicious.
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Every good BBQ joint will offer you multiple pieces of white bread with your meat. You can either make it a sandwich or use it to mop up your BBQ sauce. Either way, it's delicious.

11. Stocking up on Blue Bell ice cream for any big occasion.

Not only is Blue Bell super tasty, but the brand was founded in Brenham, Texas. Texas pride is strong, even within its ice cream choices.
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Not only is Blue Bell super tasty, but the brand was founded in Brenham, Texas. Texas pride is strong, even within its ice cream choices.

12. Hearing tornado drills every first Wednesday of the month.

Sirens are tested the first Wednesday of every month, so you can rest assured that it's more than likely just a drill.
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Sirens are tested the first Wednesday of every month, so you can rest assured that it's more than likely just a drill.

13. Always shortening "you all" to "y'all."

Not only is it a more convenient way of saying it, but it's what we're known for!
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Not only is it a more convenient way of saying it, but it's what we're known for!

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