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Updated by Lissa Johnston on May 23, 2016
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Texas and Norway: A Love Connection

Texas and Norway may seem at odds in many ways. Weather, language, cuisine, are all on opposite ends of the spectrum. But if you do a little digging, you'll find they have more in common than you might think.

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The two cultures blend well once you think about it

The two cultures blend well once you think about it
They're not averse to a little cultural exchange

How 'Texas' became Norwegian for 'crazy'

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They're both instantly recognizable in their native costumes

They're both instantly recognizable in their native costumes
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Their blue flowers put on quite a show in the springtime

Their blue flowers put on quite a show in the springtime
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Both cultures enjoy an alternative to sliced bread

Both cultures enjoy an alternative to sliced bread
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Wherever the sun is shining, that's where they'll be

Wherever the sun is shining, that's where they'll be
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The more flags, the better

The more flags, the better
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They both set aside one day of the week specifically for eating tacos

They both set aside one day of the week specifically for eating tacos
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They do love their caffeine

They do love their caffeine
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An issue pondered by many in both countries: 'How will I spend my oil money???'

An issue pondered by many in both countries: 'How will I spend my oil money???'
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Enjoy more Texwegian fun with my new e-book, The Dala Horse.

Enjoy more Texwegian fun with my new e-book, The Dala Horse.

The Dala Horse is a middle grade reader, perfect for ages 8-80. Think Nancy Drew meets Little House on the Prairie.

Synopsis: 10-year-old Kaya Olson lives in a small Norwegian immigrant settlement in post-Civil War Texas. She must uncover the secrets her family is keeping to solve the mystery surrounding her mother's death.

Texwegian t-shirt available from The Wooden Spoon Scandinavian shop in Plano, Texas while supplies last.