Texan Sayings

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.