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The Norwegian slang word "Texas"

Just found this, and thought I'd share it here. A fun article by Texas Monthly on a weird Norwegian slang word:

http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/yall-norwegians-use-the-word-texas-as-slang-to-mean-crazy/

October 21, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lindrhound

I wouldn't go so far as to say that it is extensively used, but everyone knows it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Windrammer

Depends on where you live I guess.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VitGryfny

We have very similar usage of word 'mexico' (orig. meksyk) in Polish. We use it to describe craziness, disorder, something shocking or unexpected/suprising.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Windrammer

I can confirm that this word is extensively used. It's not weird to us.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/El_Trotsky

And the whole state is losing their s**t over it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TCAC2

In that case, we should never let the Hawaiians know about the Norwegian term "Hawaii-fotball" (Hawaii-fotball = A football (soccer) match where the ball switches from side to side quickly, and both teams gets a lot of goal scoring opportunities). They might go completely texas.

https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii-fotball


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dkahn400

Ha! I just posted a similar story but deleted it once I saw that I had been beaten to it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hpatyahoodotcom

Can't recall last use in town, but not very common as I know it.

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