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11-01-2016, 10:11 AM
RE: cjlr goes to Texas
(07-01-2016 07:31 PM)DerFish Wrote:  How's your espanol?

Terrible.

I only really noticed that when I overheard some or there were bilingual PA announcements somewhere. The occasional word is close enough to French that I was utterly thrown off - plus, having always lived in Canada, it's been hardwired since childhood that "any second language = always French". Which is even still trueish in New England, and used to be in upstate New York years ago even if it isn't anymore.

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11-01-2016, 10:17 AM
RE: cjlr goes to Texas
(07-01-2016 07:32 PM)Escape Artist Wrote:  Oh, I do have some questions. Big Grin

What is something you saw or experienced in Texas that you did not expect?

Also, what did you see or experience here that was totally stereotypical of what you imagined Texas or Texans might be like? Big Grin

Seeing footage of the snowstorm in west Texas was surprising; I don't really think of there being much in the way of winter there. Even though abstractly I know it's high altitude continental, and just south of Colorado, for that matter. Except that was still hundreds of kilometres from where we were. Still, as a general 'Texan' stereotype...

The state troopers posted around the Capitol with their cowboy hats and their ARs were pretty darn Texan.
(the guards up here at Parliament and Queen's Park at least have the decency to keep out of direct sight!)

Seeing what a big deal the water features were in Austin and San Antonio was interesting, if not surprising. Since around northern Ontario you basically can't even throw a rock without skipping it into a lake.

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11-01-2016, 05:17 PM
RE: cjlr goes to Texas
(11-01-2016 10:17 AM)cjlr Wrote:  
(07-01-2016 07:32 PM)Escape Artist Wrote:  Oh, I do have some questions. Big Grin

What is something you saw or experienced in Texas that you did not expect?

Also, what did you see or experience here that was totally stereotypical of what you imagined Texas or Texans might be like? Big Grin

Seeing footage of the snowstorm in west Texas was surprising; I don't really think of there being much in the way of winter there. Even though abstractly I know it's high altitude continental, and just south of Colorado, for that matter. Except that was still hundreds of kilometres from where we were. Still, as a general 'Texan' stereotype...

The state troopers posted around the Capitol with their cowboy hats and their ARs were pretty darn Texan.
(the guards up here at Parliament and Queen's Park at least have the decency to keep out of direct sight!)

Seeing what a big deal the water features were in Austin and San Antonio was interesting, if not surprising. Since around northern Ontario you basically can't even throw a rock without skipping it into a lake.

These guys?

[Image: texas-ranger-firepowah.jpg]

Them's Texas Capitol Police.

There aren't actually any state troopers; there are Texas Rangers.

[Image: Texas-Rangers-1898-photo.jpg]

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11-01-2016, 06:27 PM
RE: cjlr goes to Texas
(11-01-2016 05:17 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(11-01-2016 10:17 AM)cjlr Wrote:  Seeing footage of the snowstorm in west Texas was surprising; I don't really think of there being much in the way of winter there. Even though abstractly I know it's high altitude continental, and just south of Colorado, for that matter. Except that was still hundreds of kilometres from where we were. Still, as a general 'Texan' stereotype...

The state troopers posted around the Capitol with their cowboy hats and their ARs were pretty darn Texan.
(the guards up here at Parliament and Queen's Park at least have the decency to keep out of direct sight!)

Seeing what a big deal the water features were in Austin and San Antonio was interesting, if not surprising. Since around northern Ontario you basically can't even throw a rock without skipping it into a lake.

These guys?

[Image: texas-ranger-firepowah.jpg]

Them's Texas Capitol Police.

There aren't actually any state troopers; there are Texas Rangers.

[Image: Texas-Rangers-1898-photo.jpg]

We do have state troopers here. But we do also have Texas Rangers. Yes

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11-01-2016, 06:31 PM
RE: cjlr goes to Texas
(11-01-2016 06:27 PM)Escape Artist Wrote:  
(11-01-2016 05:17 PM)Chas Wrote:  These guys?

[Image: texas-ranger-firepowah.jpg]

Them's Texas Capitol Police.

There aren't actually any state troopers; there are Texas Rangers.

[Image: Texas-Rangers-1898-photo.jpg]

We do have state troopers here. But we do also have Texas Rangers. Yes

Ah, yes. I was forgetting the Highway Patrol. The Texas State Police were disbanded in 1873.

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11-01-2016, 06:31 PM
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(11-01-2016 06:27 PM)Escape Artist Wrote:  
(11-01-2016 05:17 PM)Chas Wrote:  These guys?

[Image: texas-ranger-firepowah.jpg]

Them's Texas Capitol Police.

There aren't actually any state troopers; there are Texas Rangers.

[Image: Texas-Rangers-1898-photo.jpg]

We do have state troopers here. But we do also have Texas Rangers. Yes

And we got MS-13 here. Cage match in the Octagon?

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11-01-2016, 11:34 PM
RE: cjlr goes to Texas
Tell them to stay out of Colorado! Just kidding. We love you big loud Texans here. Just let us get our earplugs in before you start talking.

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12-01-2016, 10:31 AM
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(11-01-2016 05:17 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(11-01-2016 10:17 AM)cjlr Wrote:  Seeing footage of the snowstorm in west Texas was surprising; I don't really think of there being much in the way of winter there. Even though abstractly I know it's high altitude continental, and just south of Colorado, for that matter. Except that was still hundreds of kilometres from where we were. Still, as a general 'Texan' stereotype...

The state troopers posted around the Capitol with their cowboy hats and their ARs were pretty darn Texan.
(the guards up here at Parliament and Queen's Park at least have the decency to keep out of direct sight!)

Seeing what a big deal the water features were in Austin and San Antonio was interesting, if not surprising. Since around northern Ontario you basically can't even throw a rock without skipping it into a lake.

These guys?

[Image: texas-ranger-firepowah.jpg]

Them's Texas Capitol Police.

There aren't actually any state troopers; there are Texas Rangers.

[Image: Texas-Rangers-1898-photo.jpg]

I'm aware; it was a gloss. They are law enforcement employed by Texas, one way or the other.
(and yes, I am entirely aware that that sort of gloss or imprecision is something I find amusing to point out in others, so there's that)

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12-01-2016, 12:53 PM
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(11-01-2016 05:17 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(11-01-2016 10:17 AM)cjlr Wrote:  Seeing footage of the snowstorm in west Texas was surprising; I don't really think of there being much in the way of winter there. Even though abstractly I know it's high altitude continental, and just south of Colorado, for that matter. Except that was still hundreds of kilometres from where we were. Still, as a general 'Texan' stereotype...

The state troopers posted around the Capitol with their cowboy hats and their ARs were pretty darn Texan.
(the guards up here at Parliament and Queen's Park at least have the decency to keep out of direct sight!)

Seeing what a big deal the water features were in Austin and San Antonio was interesting, if not surprising. Since around northern Ontario you basically can't even throw a rock without skipping it into a lake.

These guys?

[Image: texas-ranger-firepowah.jpg]

Them's Texas Capitol Police.

There aren't actually any state troopers; there are Texas Rangers.

[Image: Texas-Rangers-1898-photo.jpg]

Why do these pussies carry guns? I remember an old documentary on a Texas Ranger named Walker and he only used his fists.

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