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Texas Means Crazy in Norway. But are They 100% Wrong?

Texas Boy
Duncan Walker

Take it as you will, but by saying “texas” in Norway, it means crazy. Texas Monthly did a whole write up on this last year.

The article references that “texas” is Norwegian slang for “crazy” or “wild”. So, in Norway, “that game was texas” doesn’t refer to Texas-OU weekend during the state fair.

Should we as Texans take offense to this? I don’t think so.

I came up with a few scenarios that some people would think are “crazy” but as Texans are not necessarily the case.

We pride ourselves as being Texans. We know for a short time that Texas was it’s own nation. There are some that believe we should revert back to that. “Crazy”, easier said than done, for sure.

We take a road trip in Texas, which is it’s own vacation in itself, and to be able to stop at Whataburger or Bucee’s is a highlight of the trip. “Crazy”, simply put, no.

High school football is essentially a second Sunday in Texas. Gathering with our family and friends rooting on our hometown team under the stadium lights. Eating hamburgers and hotdogs cooked by local volunteers. Getting pumped up by the band. “Crazy”, somewhat, but acceptable.

Texans work hard at whatever trade they excel at. Think about the diverse job market. From fast food, to mechanics, to executive chefs, to technology, to the oil field, this list could go on for about eight paragraphs. There’s a market for just about any trade in Texas. “Crazy”, despite the Aggie jokes, Texans are pretty smart and can do any job.

I’ve debated many a times about putting beans in chili. If beans are in “chili”, then it’s some other meat based recipe. “Crazy”, beans are wonderful, but are a side dish.

Let’s hear it from you now.

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