Upon my arrival
in Oklahoma City
for the 1999
Student Forum of the United Methodist Student Movement
, I immediately thought it reminded me of Texas
… same landscape
, very similar accent
, plenty of Dallas Morning News newspaper
stands all over OKC, the works
was the only significant difference I could tell from my earlier visits to Texas -- yes, everything's bigger in Texas
. Otherwise, though, same kind of place.
It seems, though, that calling their state North Texas is one of the easiest ways to piss off an Oklahoman. Fortunately, I found this out before making that mistake live and in color.