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You Know You’re From Lufkin-Nacogdoches When…

Axe ‘Em Jacks!

I’m originally from Canada – and whenever I hear stereotypes about Canadians, I can’t help but laugh because most of them are true.

For example, though the majority of the population DOESN’T live in igloos or have pet seals and polar bears, we DO use the expression ‘eh?’, drink ‘pop’ instead of ‘soda’ and put ‘tuques‘ on before we go ‘tobogganing.’

For a fun T.G.I.F. post, our office came up with 15 expressions about being from east Texas, more specifically from Lufkin and Nacogdoches.

Do you agree with the list? What stereotypes or facts can you add to it?

You Know you’re from Lufkin-Nacogdoches when…..

1. You know who Danny Merrell is.

2. You’ve been to an ATV/four-wheeler park on a first date.

3. You or a family member have lived in a trailer house at least once in your life.

4. If you’re from Nacogdoches, you know what BIN stands for.

5. You can properly pronounce ‘Colmesneil’.

6. You give directions referencing the old locations of places. Ex: “Turn Left where the library used to be.”

7. High School reunions are a weekly occurence rather than every 10-15 years – you bump into each other at the mall, the grocery stores, football games, on the road, etc.

8. It’s totally normal to see someone riding a horse on the side of the road – or next to you at a Sonic drive-thru.

9. When someone throws up their pointer finger, middle finger and thumb, you automatically point yours back to them and say “Axe ’em Jacks!”

10. In the spring, you average about a car wash or two a week – thanks to the yellow pollen that accumulates on your car ona  daily basis.

11. Your wife drives a nicer truck than you.

12. You know that ‘Dez’ played for Lufkin Panthers

13. You can be a little tardy to church on Sundays, but there’s no way you’ll be late to the football game on Friday night.

14. Everyone knows all the news before it’s published – they just read the hometown paper to see whether the publisher got it right.

15. You know you can leave for work a little later in the mornings during the summer and Christmas because school’s out – so 1/3 of the city is gone.



Riding four wheelers – how romantic!
Horse at Sonic – Totally Normal

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