The young lady who took my order at lunch today had a strong Texas accent. You might think this would be nothing unusual—I live in Texas—but it surprised me.
Don’t Texans have Texas accents? Strictly speaking, yes, people in Texas speak like people in Texas. However, most people in Texas do not have the stereotypical Texas accent.
By the way, I don’t own a cowboy hat, a pair of boots, or an oil well. Some Texans do, but most don’t.
Update (2017): I now own a pair of cowboy boots.
Related post: Flannery O’Connor’s accent