I love it when stereotypes work out. Granted I'm supposed to believe that it's the language of hate, but still I find them hilarious. I'm not sure why I find things that aren't politically correct to be an endless source of humor, but I do and I make no apologies for it.
My friends in the Northwest ask me about Texas and if it does fit their preconceived notions. Listed below are but a few myths and legends that may or may not be accurate.
1. Cowboy attire - While in some events you do see folk dressed as cattlemen, but for the most part you see that more in rural Washington state. It's not something many urban Texans do.
2. Churches - This is one stereotype I can confirm is true. There are numerous small churches everywhere of every denomination of Christianity. Couple that with other faiths, such as Jewish and Muslim, and Dallas is a hot bed of the faith industry. Near my home we have one church that's so huge we call it 'Six Flags Over Jesus'. There are also many radio stations dedicated to Christianity. This is strange to me as the Northwest has such a low church going population.
3. Confederate culture - Again this is something you normally see in any rural area no matter where in the country you go. Dallas doesn't have the kitch stores like Nashville dedicated to the rebellion, but sometimes in the rural areas you see some mindless douche waving the flag on a pickup or on a t-shirt that's been worn since 1987.
4. Country music - As you would imagine the genre of music that does nothing more than place soft rock with a twang is big down here. Yes it drives me crazy.
5. Big trucks - You don't see that much in Dallas proper. Actually it's no more common here than it is anywhere else.
"All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize they're stereotypes because they're true." - David Cronenberg