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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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59 1
You Can't Go To The Grocery Store Without Seeing Someone You Know

61 3
Waving At Strangers Is A Way Of Life

38 2
Do You Drink Your Tea Sweet Or "Unsweet"?

59 9
It Doesn't Matter What Soda You're Talking About, Everything Is "Coke"

51 7
You Drive Around The Backroads On Saturday Night

49 7
Walking Around Wal-Mart For Hours With Your Friends Is An Acceptable Pastime

36 4
You Don't See A Problem With Driving Eight Hours To Do Something

35 4
Somehow Picking Bluebonnets Is Illegal

45 7
Friday Night Lights Was A Documentary

34 4
Girls Wear Homecoming Mums Twice The Size Of Their Bodies

38 5
Seeing A Deer Out Of The Corner Of Your Eye Induces A Small Heart Attack

41 9
You're Surrounded By Barbecue

28 4
You Know How To Pronounce "Burnet"

31 5
It's Already 90 Degrees... At Nine In The Morning

35 12
There's Only One Ice Cream And It's Blue Bell

30 9
You Know Your Whataburger Order By Heart

25 8
You've Swerved To Miss An Armadillo

22 10
You're All About That Dublin Dr. Pepper Life

34 23
You've Never Had A Snow Day

15 17
Allsup's Taco Sauce Is The Only Condiment You Need

20 24
One Of Your Parents Was Probably Also One Of Your Teachers