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25 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Texas

It's like a different country.

1. "Summer"

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What it means everywhere else: A time for vacation, road trips, and fun in the sun.

What in means in Texas: Hell on Earth where the temperatures rarely dip below 100 degrees.

2. "Winter"

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What it means everywhere else: The colder months of the year.

What it means in Texas: The few short weeks when 40- to 50-degree temperatures send the locals into a deep freeze.

3. "W"

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What it means everywhere else: The 23rd letter in the alphabet.

What it means in Texas: The homebred 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush.

4. "Rain"

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What it means everywhere else: Periodic precipitation that varies in intensity.

What it means in Texas: The five times a year the storm of the century rolls through and floods everything.

5. "Packing"

6. "Tea"

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What it means everywhere else: A flavored soothing drink usually served warm.

What it means in Texas: A cold homemade refreshment that is equal parts sugar, liquid, and deliciousness.

7. "Dove"

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What it means everywhere else: A common bird that symbolizes peace.

What it means in Texas: Prime game for hunting. "If it flies, it dies!"

8. "George Strait"

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What it means everywhere else: A notable country singer.

What it means in Texas: One of the greatest musicians of our time.

9. "Loop"

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What it means everywhere else: An efficient means to navigate busy highways.

What it means in Texas: A stop-and-go, soul-sucking death trap that you try to avoid at all costs.

10. "Personal Vehicle"

11. "Football"

12. "Cowboy Boots"

13. "Weatherman"

14. "Austin"

15. "Mexican Food"

16. "Kicker"

17. "Truck"

18. "Oil"

19. "Fast Food"

20. "BBQ"

21. "Wildlife"

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What it means everywhere else: Squirrels and deer.

What it means in Texas: Armadillos, hogs, gators, raccoons, and everything in between.

22. "Oven"

23. "Coke"

24. "Snow"

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What it means everywhere else: White powder falling from the sky during winter.

What it means in Texas: When an inch of ice forms on the ground once or twice a year and the entire state literally has to shut down.

25. "Lone Star State"

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