I was on the way to work this AM an my mind began to wander a bit and it came to me, I've been here quite some time, I'm not from Texas butI married into it, well anyway, I can't figure for the life of me what a "be-jee-bers" is. I've heard that you can get them scared out of you. But how do you know when they're gone, or if you rally have any. I've never seen any lying around but, like I said, I'm not sure what I'm looking for.
Now, some folks get the "livin' tar" scared out and I know what tar looks like, but not when it's alive. I haven't seen much of that except on country roads which is what Texan's make country roads out of. The dead kind, though. Tar, I mean.
One must be pretty tough, though, to get the tar scared out becasue, that would be what my father-in-law says and he stomps copperhed snakes with his heel. Once he "moseyed" in (I know that one) and asked his wife to run him up to the hospital. He'd gotten out of his truck to stomp a snake that was near our house, he's quite protective, and went after this copperhead and missed. It got him. He just sort of rolled his eyes at his own "mistake" and said, "I forgot I had my low tops on".
So maybe That's why Texans who seldom or never ride horses wear boots. It's not about fashion, it's about snakes. I like that.. uh, dead snakes. I just drive over tham a few times though. It serves the purpose.