“Texas” Means Crazy in Norway

Texas has entered the popular vernacular in Norway – but perhaps not in a good way.  Huff Post Weird News reports that Texas is considered so bonkers that it has come to be used as a term for  “crazy” among Norwegian hipsters.

Texas is so nuts it’s become synonymous with “crazy” in Norway, according to a Tumblr thread discussing use of the word first reported on by Texas Monthly.


The pub compiled multiple instances of Norwegian speakers using the word online, including a police chief describing a situation concerning reckless foreign truck drivers as, roughly translated, “absolutely Texas” and a story about a fisherman’s uncommon swordfish sighting being, also roughly translated, “totally Texas.”


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