When I attended a convention once of oil men, the first speaker was from Texas. He rambled on about nonsense for a good half hour and then introduced the next gent, who happened to be from Oklahoma. The Texan ended his introduction with, "Now I give you Mr. Murcer from Oklahoma, an outlying province of Texas."

With that, Mr. Murcer began his speech, "Thank you, Mr. Smithson, but, just to set the record straight. There ain't no state that can out-lie Texas."