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Entry from April 12, 2021
“With a name like Texas Instruments you’d think they would’ve made guitars, banjos, fiddles…”

Texas Instruments is an American technology company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It doesn’t make musical instruments, but there are jokes.

“With a name like Texas Instruments you’d think they would’ve made guitars, banjos, fiddles, washboards and harmonicas instead of calculators” was posted on Twitter by Sage on April 12, 2015. “With the name ‘Texas Instruments’ you’d think they’d have made banjos, guitars, fiddles, harmo… http://bit.ly/1Nx4QjC via @sickipedia” was posted on Twitter by Fresh Stand Up on April 13, 2015. The joke originated on the Sickipedia website.


Wikipedia: Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is an American technology company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, that designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally. It is one of the top 10 semiconductor companies worldwide based on sales volume. The company’s focus is on developing analog chips and embedded processors, which account for more than 80% of its revenue.

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Sage
@sagealicious
With a name like Texas Instruments you’d think they would’ve made guitars, banjos, fiddles, washboards and harmonicas instead of calculators
2:32 PM · Apr 12, 2015·Twitter Web Client

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Barnsley Sime: DJ.
@barnsleysime
With a name like Texas Instruments you’d think theyd’ve made guitars, banjos, fiddles, washboards, cowbells and harmonicas, not calculators!
4:38 PM · Apr 12, 2015·Twitter for Android

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Fresh Stand Up
@FreshStandUp
With the name ‘Texas Instruments’ you’d think they’d have made banjos, guitars, fiddles, harmo… http://bit.ly/1Nx4QjC via
@sickipedia
5:12 AM · Apr 13, 2015·twitterfeed

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DrunkBuddha
@PieChord
With the name ‘Texas Instruments’ you’d think they’d have made banjos, guitars, fiddles, harmonicas, cowbells
They Don’t.
5:20 AM · Apr 13, 2015·Twitter for Android

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Bob Kostic
@causticbob
With a name like Texas Instruments you’d think they would’ve made guitars, banjos, fiddles, washboards, cowbells and harmonicas instead of integrated circuits.
7:01 AM · Apr 12, 2021·Twitter Web App

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