21 Things You Should Never Assume About Texans

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1. That we must love George W. Bush.

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Uh, no.

2. That we’re obsessed with guns.

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How many guns do you own? Uh, I don’t know, maybe NONE. Texas is one of the few states that prohibits open carry.

3. That we’re all extremely conservative and proud of it.

That we're all extremely conservative and proud of it.

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Ever hear of Democratic governor Ann Richards? The most conservative cities in America aren’t even in Texas.

4. That our accents mean we’re uneducated.

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Texas is home to many top universities including UT, Rice, SMU, and Texas A&M. Not to mention that the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, TX is ranked as the number one high school in America.

5. That we love our big hair.

That we love our big hair.

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Any questions?

6. That we’re redneck racists.

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Thanks for that.

7. That all Texans are extreme bible-thumpers who are intolerant of all other views.

That all Texans are extreme bible-thumpers who are intolerant of all other views.

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Austin and San Antonio were named two of the top ten friendliest cities by Condé Nast, and all Texas cities were absent from the Unfriendliest list. Also, does the name Wendy Davis ring a bell?

8. That we are obsessed with cowboy hats and boots.

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Texas update: I still hate country music and I still don't own cowboy boots

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You heard it here, folks.

9. Speaking of which…That our playlists only ever contain country music songs.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan, Beyoncé, ZZ Top, Toadies, and Janis Joplin are all from Texas just to name a few.

10. That everyone owns at least one horse and a handful of cattle.

If you can find me the land and money, be my guest. We’d rather have a pool.

11. That we all enjoy threatening to secede from the Union.

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Instead of shopping on Black Friday my mom and I went to the no fur rally @peta in Dallas. #vegan #voiceforanimals

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16. That we all know how to line dance.

Many of us can do ANYTHING but that.

17. That everyone lives in the desert-like hell seen in No Country For Old Men.

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There may be some beautiful plains, but they only represent a portion of Texas.

18. That people in Dallas must be just like the characters in the show Dallas.

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People in the city are from all walks of life.

19. That anyone who isn’t from Austin sucks.

Irving, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and Plano have been called some of the best cities to live in.

20. That we all love to wear camo and gaudy animal prints.

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Truth.

21. That we all think Texas is the greatest state in the union.

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Well…that part is actually true.

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