Most stereotypes are unfortunate and untrue generalizations. But only the bad ones. Few people seem to complain about the positive stereotypes. As a Texan I never correct people when they say "everything's bigger in Texas!" Of course it is. Also, we all carry guns. And I can ride a horse, though I don't currently own one. Some are traps. Completely undeniable. People say Texans are boastful, which is probably true (see above), but how do you deny being boastful? By boasting that you're actually modest? Saying nothing? A Texan can't not say something. When employees pilfered goods from a BMW plant and sold them online, it opened the door to Horspower1001 and this chestnut of a stereotype.