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These are the puro inside jokes of San Antonio's tradition – mySA


Stay in San Antonio lengthy sufficient and also you’ll come to know a variety of operating inside jokes that natives and tenured transplants can’t assist however snort at, whether or not or not it’s an notorious haircut or a crack at a sure small enterprise. Regardless of how you’re feeling about them, listed here are among the metropolis’s favourite issues to poke enjoyable at with their San Antonio laugh.

The infamous haircut often called the “Edgar” has gained a sure fame right here in San Antonio, most frequently being related to of us within the Marbach space. It truly has its roots in indigenous culture, which isn’t thus far off from San Antonio’s Tex-Mex historical past, however that hasn’t stopped us from taking photographs at dudes with the head-turning ‘do. And with social media, we’ve solely gotten that rather more artistic with our jokes that don’t get previous.

Locals have a lot to say about driving in and around San Antonio.

Locals have so much to say about driving in and round San Antonio.

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Loop 1604

Whereas the meme reads “rain safety” for Loop 1604, hyping why San Antonio doesn’t obtain a lot rain, locals have their justifiable share of ideas on the freeway going across the metropolis. From infuriating site visitors (and drivers, however extra on that in a bit) and smashed freeway obstacles to ridiculous development timelines, all the things inside Loop 1604 encompasses a very good chunk of the rising metropolis.

San Antonio, this is how you use your turn signal.

San Antonio, that is how you utilize your flip sign.

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Driving in San Antonio

Locals love coming collectively to hate on how we, as locals, are the worst drivers. Can we get a way of group in doing so or are we simply hating on one another? We could by no means know. Regardless of the case, San Antonio residents positive do take pleasure in mentioning the horrible driving habits of town’s worst drivers. A superb chunk of town doesn’t know what a flip sign is or methods to yield, and the remainder of San Antonio hates them for it.

Why buy a bigger truck when you can just make one yourself?

Why purchase an even bigger truck when you possibly can simply make one your self?



How does a neighborhood describe what “puro” means to San Antonio? For locals, you already know it if you hear or see it. It’s an overloaded truck mattress that undoubtedly doesn’t have a single factor tied down. It’s a crass or grimey bumper sticker that reminds us of our tio or primos. It’s somebody being the lifetime of the social gathering yelling “orale” and “Puro Pinche Spurs” with a beer of their hand. Transplants could not get it, however locals have enjoyable loving on the puro character of San Antonio.

The Alamo is known for its history, but also because of Pee-wee's Big Adventure.

The Alamo is understood for its historical past, but additionally due to Pee-wee’s Massive Journey.

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The basement on the Alamo

Lifelong residents, cinema buffs, and historical past fanatics alike know the gag about there not being a basement contained in the one-time battlegrounds on the Alamo. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, starring Paul Reubens, options the title character’s trek to the Alamo, the place he expects to search out his bike within the construction’s basement. The 1985 movie introduced recognition to San Antonio, now acknowledged within the type of memes and social media jokes many years later. Whereas vacationers could also be tickled and make their Pee-wee references when touring the Alamo, we’ll admire the random tie to the Tim Burton movie.

Former NBA player and commentator Charles Barkley loves hating on San Antonio women.

Former NBA participant and commentator Charles Barkley loves hating on San Antonio girls.

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‘Massive ol’ girls’

Let me be upfront, I’m one of many large ol’ girls that former NBA star, however non-champion, Charles Barkley is consistently operating his mouth about. He makes use of the identical joke, which was truly humorous the primary time we heard it, each time he mentions town. At this level I’m extra amused by how tickled one-time San Antonian Shaquille O’Neal bought each time Barkley went on his rant (which he can’t do anymore). Are we laughing with Barkley or at him? I’m unsure, however I’ll elevate my Mama Margie’s taco to him for the shady shoutout.

Breakfast tacos – and delicious ones at that – are part of San Antonio's culture.

Breakfast tacos – and scrumptious ones at that – are a part of San Antonio’s tradition.

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San Antonio-Austin breakfast taco battle

The Alamo Metropolis proudly claims its dominance within the breakfast taco recreation, which is why we discover it laughable that Austin tries to know a factor or two concerning the Tex-Mex staple. Whereas we all know we reign supreme, many people nonetheless reap the benefits of a possibility to speak smack. Sorry Austin, take care of it.

Fred's Fish Fry, how do you stay open?

Fred’s Fish Fry, how do you keep open?

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Cash laundering within the 2-1-0

What’s the San Antonio expertise with out Fred’s Fish Fry? Anybody who grew up right here is aware of that we’re not essentially speaking about consuming on the native chain, however extra about its reputation. You see them in your neighborhoods, there are barely any automobiles within the parking zone or drive-thru, but greater than 15 areas exist as we speak. In the event you don’t fully know the story here, lifelong locals will inform you there’s one thing fishy about Fred’s.


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