I moved to Texas in 2011 and the Texans say "Everything is BIGGER in Texas." Why

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    JG Hemlockposted 8 years ago

    I moved to Texas in 2011 and the Texans say "Everything is BIGGER in Texas." Why do they say this?


  2. lisavollrath profile image90
    lisavollrathposted 8 years ago

    I've lived in Texas since 1993, and people say "everything's bigger in Texas" because it's absurdly true.

    First, have you ever tried to drive across Texas? It goes on forever! It's HUGE. It's larger than many countries in Europe. In fact, there was a t-shirt floating around for a while that said, "Texas: it's bigger than France."

    While you're driving, look up at the sky. Texas is almost relentless in its flatness, and its lack of mountains makes the sky look huge.

    For many years, you would hear the expression "the higher the hair, the closer to God" in Texas. Big hair is still a thing here.

    Have you ever ordered a chicken-fried steak in Texas? They're often as large as dinner platters. Same deal with barbecue plates. Food is big in Texas, and big food is even bigger.

    Texas is also home to lots of "biggest" claims. Biggest LED TV screens. Biggest indoor concert attendance. Biggest honky-tonk. Biggest steak dinner.

    Texans seem to like things big. I don't know why. It's a strange phenomenon.

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      JG Hemlockposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      WOW! You are right!  I went to "Babes" for dinner! Never seen anything like those plates coming out! Now that I think about it...they do have big hair. haah thanks for an awesome answer!

  3. delancooper profile image74
    delancooperposted 8 years ago

    Hey, I never heard the phase "Everything is BIGGER in Texas." before. Your question is interesting.

    I have visited Texas first time last year. I was wondering why BBQ dish here is so big? haha now I know it's not just the big food haha, excited to see other answers.

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      JG Hemlockposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Big everything for sure! hahahaaaaaaaa Thanks Delan! Yeehaaaaaaaaw. Big Hats..big hair...big big big BIG.....

  4. Tusitala Tom profile image66
    Tusitala Tomposted 8 years ago

    You may be surprised to know that one Australian cattle station (a ranch, you'd call it)  'Darling Downs,' is BIGGER in area than the whole of Texas.   Though I think it's been broken up into smaller territories since that first observations were made back in the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

    Compared with Australia -roughly equal in area to the 48 states of the USA, Texas is no bigger than our second smallest state, Victoria.   You could fit Texas into Western Australia many times.

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      JG Hemlockposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! Had no idea Tom. Never been to Australia...yet. Is the hair big there as well? smile

    2. Tusitala Tom profile image66
      Tusitala Tomposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I stand corrected.  Texas IS bigger than I thought.   It is bigger than Victoria.  However, it isn't as big as NSW, our third smallest state.  Texas is 268,820 square miles: NSW is 312,528 square miles.

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    Yes, Texas enjoys its "bigness".
    They were a little ticked off when Alaska became a state, but I think they have kind of forgotten about that.

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      JG Hemlockposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You betcha! and everything is really, really BIG in Texas!


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