[thechat] Something Else...Sci-Fi I Guess (Was: Silk?)

Ben Dyer ben_dyer at imaginuity.com
Fri Jan 11 09:22:56 CST 2002

On 08:50 AM 1/11/2002, Bruce Heerssen said to me:
>Other interesting facts about Texas:
>- Texas is the only state to have been it's own nation before joining the 

Well, technically, Hawaii was an independent nation, and many people argue 
that California was, too...


>- Texas still maintains the right to leave the union. That was a condition 
>of joining in the first place.

Yeah, because technically, the annexation of Texas was unconstitutional, 
but it appeased the hardliners. (But some people just can't let 


>- The word 'Texas' comes from the Native American (I forget which tribe) 
>word 'Tejas', which means 'friends' or 'friend'. Quite ironic considering 
>the fate of Native Americans that previously populated the area.

Actually, "Tejas" is Spanish.  It was a variant of "Tayshas" (which was the 
Caddo Indian word for "friend").


When I was in Elementary School, we had to learn all this stuff. :)


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