Since moving to Texas a few months back I continue to be surprised by the intense differences in the daily lives between peoples who speak the same language but live in different parts of the country. My dad asked me for a few words to sum up these daily examples of shock and awe:
You know You’re a Los Angelian Living in Houston When:
1. You start to use the words “like” and “y’all” in the same sentence. (i.e. “Ya’ll should, like, totally come ‘round again.”)
2. Cracker Barrel.
3. Forget Where The Sidewalk Ends . . . you’re perpetually searching for where the sidewalk begins.
4. You are weirded out by the immense berth cars give pedestrians in residential neighborhoods. [Read more…]