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Dean/Sharpton04
01-11-07, 02:15 PM
Witnessed a recent conversation in LaGuardia between two very drunk New York type women discussing their possible job transfers to Texas

"There is not a cosmopolitan city in Texas!"

Should I feel insecure? What do these Yankee broads know about this "cosmopolitan thing" that this poor boy in River Oaks should know?

Where can I find "cosmopolitan" in Texas?

DONNIE D
01-11-07, 02:24 PM
When they see a cowboy in starched Wranglers, they will change their minds. The Skoal Can in the back pocket that they think is a condom works every time. Only thing I think they will have to change, is when they hold a longneck, they will need to keep their pinky around the neck.:)

BUGWBBear
01-11-07, 02:35 PM
Witnessed a recent conversation in LaGuardia between two very drunk New York type women discussing their possible job transfers to Texas

"There is not a cosmopolitan city in Texas!"

Should I feel insecure? What do these Yankee broads know about this "cosmopolitan thing" that this poor boy in River Oaks should know?

Where can I find "cosmopolitan" in Texas?

To Houstonians, Dallas is pretentious enough to be Cosmopolitan. Having grown up in Dallas, I'd say they are Cosmopolitan and nothing wrong with that in the least. :D

They'll love the commuter trains.

WacoGone
01-11-07, 02:37 PM
Answer: yes. I assume they mean it in this sense:

"Composed of people from or at home in many parts of the world; especially not provincial in attitudes or interests."

They are showing their own ignorance and special brand of provincialism with their opinion.

Jack Bauer
01-11-07, 02:43 PM
D/S - you've been here this long and don't know about the "HIGHLAND PARK LIMP WRISTERS???"

BUGWBBear
01-11-07, 02:58 PM
To Houstonians, Dallas is pretentious enough to be Cosmopolitan. Having grown up in Dallas, I'd say they are Cosmopolitan and nothing wrong with that in the least. :D

They'll love the commuter trains.

The only shock though will be when they start apartment looking and find out they can get a better place than they had in Manhattan and not pay $15k a month for it.

Dean/Sharpton04
01-11-07, 03:01 PM
Does that mean that you have to stop eating burritos and starting eating bagels? That sounds like a good start to becoming cosmopolitan!

What kind of contrasts are there between us Texans and those cosmopolitans? This concerns me greatly!

BaylorBabe
01-11-07, 03:19 PM
When my dad told us we were moving here (to Dallas) I thought everyone in Texas rode horses to school and that there were tumbleweeds blowing across the streets everywhere. And I grew up in the total sticks in Connecticut, it took me 30 minutes to get to a mall or a movie theater. It's just a regional misconception, kind of like how people here think that all Yankees are rude.

Big12Bear
01-11-07, 03:22 PM
When my dad told us we were moving here (to Dallas) I thought everyone in Texas rode horses to school and that there were tumbleweeds blowing across the streets everywhere. And I grew up in the total sticks in Connecticut, it took me 30 minutes to get to a mall or a movie theater. It's just a regional misconception, kind of like how people here think that all Yankees are rude.

...And we have 10,000. Congrats on the milestone BB!

BaylorBabe
01-11-07, 03:23 PM
Wow I didn't even notice that, thanks B12B! :)

piratestef
01-11-07, 04:37 PM
Can't you order a Cosmopolitan just about anywhere? PA.

Yogi
01-11-07, 04:46 PM
Why would any Texan want to be Cosmopolitan?

Bexar Fan
01-11-07, 06:28 PM
My ex-wife used to read Cosmopolitan.

I liked the cleavage.

BearChick
01-11-07, 09:00 PM
I am a native Texan.

I have been known to drink Cosmopolitans.

Waymond Bear1
01-11-07, 10:09 PM
Hell no and deport those sissy b!tches to canada!

John Shaft
01-13-07, 07:14 PM
Who cares what a couple of alcoholic, horse-faced New York sows think of Texas. I cannot believe with all the supposed "cosmopolitan" reputation of NYC that the chicks don't take better care of themselves in that place. Stay up there and keep paying $1M for your falling-down craphole tenement.

(I read recently that Texas may add 4 SEATS to the House of Reps in 2010, while NY may LOSE 2. But that means people are discovering TX and getting the heck out of Yankee land. Hopefully we Texans can continue to perpetuate false stereotypes so no more damn Yankees will keep infesting the state. This only goes for the actual "damn" Yankees as decent folks MIGHT be allowed in the borders.)

BaylorGuy314
01-13-07, 08:34 PM
I'm more of a whiskey or beer fan myself.

DesiArNoze
01-14-07, 02:31 PM
I've run into this provincialism from some lawyers in New York. Occasionally I play around with them, saying that we don't have cabs -- but a stage coach can get them anywhere they want to go in downtown Dallas.

If they take the cowboy image too far, I have to ask them how many people they had to whack in order to pass the NY Bar. And end the conversation with a good old fashioned, fuhgedaboudit.

Plus, all their stereotypes of Texas are based on movies set in 1870. Our stereotypes of NY mobsters ar least come from movies set in the present day.

But when I take them out here in Dallas they are very impressed. We had a NoBu, the hottest restaurant in NYC. And a Ghostbar, the hottest club from Las Vegas. They end up complimenting our city with abundance. Maybe their expectations are so low -- they're just impressed we have indoor plumbing.

DesiArNoze
01-14-07, 02:36 PM
When talking with a reporter from the NY Times, she would try to "relate" to us by saying such silly things as "I'm mighty thankful for you squaking with me."

We asked her why she was talking like that. She thought that was how all southerner's talked. Of course, she was the only person I'd ever heard talk that way -- and told her so.

She was mighty embarrassed.

WacoGone
01-14-07, 02:46 PM
What was "squaking" supposed to mean?

DesiArNoze
01-14-07, 02:54 PM
What was "squaking" supposed to mean?


talking

saabing bear
01-14-07, 04:02 PM
As Texans we don't like the negative stereotypes, but if someone suggests that Texas is just another state and Texans are just like everyone else, them's fightin' words, Bubba Lee Bob. We were a republic and we annexed the United States and let'em keep the name.

Looking like you're from Texas is strictly for tourists, but a traveling Texan usually feels obliged to play the part.

ghost dog
01-14-07, 04:13 PM
To Houstonians, Dallas is pretentious enough to be Cosmopolitan. Having grown up in Dallas, I'd say they are Cosmopolitan and nothing wrong with that in the least. :D

They'll love the commuter trains.


Cosmopolitan has to do with worldliness...not pretentiousness...

and yes Houston and even Dallas are extremely cosmopolitan.

they are not terribly urban but definitely cosmopolitan.