America Things That Only Make Sense If You Grew Up In Small Town Texas  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up the truest things about living in the Lone Star state.

Texas is one of those places where locals know when someone is an outsider. If you’re not from Texas, you can’t pronounce the names of certain towns, don’t know how to order correctly at a restaurant, and you don’t wave at strangers when they drive by. There are some things only Texans understand. When people ask what it's like to live in Texas, they want to hear something about riding horses or wearing cowboy hats. But in reality, growing up in Texas is all about how you talk, what you did on Friday night, and how often you ate Whataburger.

There are some things that only make sense if you're from Texas. There are parts of the state that are breathtaking, and towns that are incredibly spooky. It doesn’t matter what town you were born in – if you grew up in the Lone Star state, you had a shared experience with about 27 million people. Keep reading to learn about the things people from small-town Texas get.

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67 2
You Can't Go To The Grocery Store Without Seeing Someone You Know

67 4
Waving At Strangers Is A Way Of Life

47 5
Do You Drink Your Tea Sweet Or "Unsweet"?

45 5
Somehow Picking Bluebonnets Is Illegal

67 12
It Doesn't Matter What Soda You're Talking About, Everything Is "Coke"

43 5
Girls Wear Homecoming Mums Twice The Size Of Their Bodies

56 9
Walking Around Wal-Mart For Hours With Your Friends Is An Acceptable Pastime

41 5
It's Already 90 Degrees... At Nine In The Morning

57 10
You Drive Around The Backroads On Saturday Night

45 7
Seeing A Deer Out Of The Corner Of Your Eye Induces A Small Heart Attack

38 5
You Know How To Pronounce "Burnet"

52 10
Friday Night Lights Was A Documentary

43 7
You Don't See A Problem With Driving Eight Hours To Do Something

51 11
You're Surrounded By Barbecue

42 9
You Know Your Whataburger Order By Heart

47 14
There's Only One Ice Cream And It's Blue Bell

31 11
You've Swerved To Miss An Armadillo

27 15
You're All About That Dublin Dr. Pepper Life

38 29
You've Never Had A Snow Day

18 24
Allsup's Taco Sauce Is The Only Condiment You Need

21 33
One Of Your Parents Was Probably Also One Of Your Teachers