You know how shocking it is to discover your name means something unflattering in another language? Texans were in for one such shock. According to one fellow on reddit “Texas means crazy when you talk about a party or if a situation goes out of Control. It is said when something is chaotic, or getting out of control – in a mostly positive way.
For example: 3 busloads of hungry tourists stopped outside Our cafè today, we had to work like crazy to serve them all. It was completely TEXAS”. Meaning it was completely CRAZY, lol.
So when you hear expressions like “Are you Texas?!” in Norway, don’t be shocked it simply means are you crazy?
Many Texans have said they are not sure whether to take it as a complement or an insult.