Been Thinking...

I'm sure most of you are familiar with the cuisine term Tex-Mex. You know, most people refer to restaurants like Chevy's, Chili's, or (back in its day) Chi Chi's as Tex-Mex. Hmm. Chi Chi's. That place was a celebration of food. Or at least that was their slogan. I still remember it, only because it's my useless talent to remember jingles, song lyrics, and movie quotes. And clearly I remember them forever. Thank you God, genes, and environment.

Anyway, while at a more authentic Mexican restaurant this weekend, I had a thought during our conversation. Why don't they just call it Texican food? I mean, Tex-Mex is cute and all. And it rhymes and all. But I think Texican is a better play on words, and as a self-professed wordsmith, I'm inclined to say I'm right on this one.

Just a thought...

5 comments:

Allie D. said...

Listen, most new words are basically added to the general vernacular once you repeat it in enough places. I say start saying that shit everywhere you go. It will circulate like volcanic ass around the globe. In about a year, it will come back around and everyone will be saying it. ;)

Baba said...

You know you have more than that........

s dub said...

That term is already in use, silly. From what I've heard, doing the "Texican" is much like doing the Granny Smith...

[inside joke]

Army said...

Volcanic ass, Allie?? LOL - What the fook??

Baba - of course I have more tricks up my sleeve, but I'm holding out for future posts : )

S Dub - hilarious! Just don't forget the Rusty Trombone and the Weasel Pinch.

Aaron said...

"Chi Chis" is Mexican slang for breasts. I always wondered if that was intentional...