Everything's bigger in Texas, including this ridiculous ad for a lawyer in Fort Worth. It features motorcycle wheelies, he screams everything, and he calls himself the "Texas Law Hawk", so it's packed with hawk sound effects.


Videos like this may be why Norwegians have started using the term "Texas" to mean "crazy".

Usually, when the word “texas”—as an adjective, most often without capitalization—appears in Norwegian, the context involves the phrase, “det var helt texas,” which translates to, roughly, “it was totally/absolutely/completely bonkers.” You wouldn’t call a person “totally texas”—it usually describes a chaotic atmosphere.

The expression dates back several decades, and speaks to how the mythos of Texas has been interpreted in one Scandinavian country: “Texas” = “cowboys” = “Wild West” = “an unpredictable, exciting, sometimes scary atmosphere.”

Texas Monthly