In my April 2008 issue of Writer’s Digest, there’s a short article by G. Kyle White called “Back Up Your Work for Free”. Here’s the first sentence:
There’s a saying in Texas: If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute and it’ll change.
Ah, Texas. Compare this to Mark Twain’s famous quote:
If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.
I’ll put aside that this is a paraphrase of one of the most famours literary figures ever, appearing as original in a magazine on writing, and nobody caught it.
I love the whole Republic of Texas meme, and how this quote shows how Texas weather changing is clearly… bigger than New England’s. Because everything’s bigger in Texas. I can’t help but wonder what other sayings that Texas has.
- A stitch in time saves seventy-two.
- Killing ten birds with one stone.
- The only thing we have to fear is hesitation itself.
Also, I didn’t read the rest of the article because I was laughing too much.