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Entry from August 18, 2006
Q: Why doesn’t Texas fall into the Gulf of Mexico? A: Because Oklahoma sucks!

Inter-state humor involving “sucks” and “blows” is not unique to Texas and Oklahoma and New Mexico. A popular joke is: “Q” Why doesn’t Texas fall into the Gulf of Mexico? A: Because Oklahoma sucks!”

One variant is: “Q: Why is Oklahoma so windy? A: Because Texas sucks and Kansas blows.”

Another variant is: “Q: Why is New Mexico so dry? A: Because Texas sucks!”


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From:  John C. Hyde
Date:  Wed, Jun 12 1991 10:46 pm

In article <1991Jun12.105...@sdd.hp.com> writes:
>Also I was just reminded, by a co-worker, what the defination of a Texan is:
>“A wetback that didn’t make Oklahoma”.

Why doesn’t Texas slide into the Gulf of Mexico?
Because Oklahoma sucks. 

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From:  Jae HuKim
Date:  Tues, Aug 13 1991 1:42 am

a man from oklahoma told me this:
you know why oklahoma is so windy?
because texas sucks and kansas blows.

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From:  J. Brian Rigdon
Date:  Sat, Feb 22 1992 8:30 pm

Q>Why is New Mexico dry?
A>BECAUSE TEXAS SUCKS!!!

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From:  Mickey
Date:  Thurs, Aug 28 2003 2:17 pm

On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Jenn Vanderslice wrote:
>It’s been 24 hours since I read this....and I’ve tried to control my
>urge...but well, oh, hell...here it is!

>Why is Oklahoma so dry?
>Because Texas sucks!

That’s a lame attempt to reverse a classic. The original goes:

Q: Why doesn’t Texas float off into the Gulf of Mexico?
A: Because Oklahoma sucks!

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Friday, August 18, 2006 • Permalink