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Thursday, October 29, 2015
In Norwegian, The Word "Texas" Now Means "Completely Crazy" Or "Chaotic"
Dolly Dimple's restaurant says its pizza deals are "helt Texas" (screen grab)
The reputation of Texas extends so far beyond U.S. borders that it has become slang for “crazy” in Norway.
Texas Monthlynoted this week that the word “helt Texas” was being routinely used by Norwegians instead of “completely crazy” or “chaotic.”And it’s not just on social media, Norway’s media has been including the phrase to describe everything from sporting events to a biologistfinding a tropical swordfishin Norwegian waters.
“In Norwegian, ‘texas’ means mayhem and chaos, as in cowboys punching each other and breaking chairs over each other’s heads,” according to a Tumblr page cited byTexas Monthly. Some say the tradition dates back as far as the 1970s.