Is it really that surprising to say you're from Texas?

I'm Mexican-American but I live in Texas. I drove to Quebec and people could not believe I was from TX. "OMG you're from TeXAS?" One even asked me twice as if I was lying. Even an old guy went inside my campsite to talk to me "ohhh you're from TX?"

Whenever I say I'm from Mexico nobody bats and eye but Texas? Even a German dude I met in California was all like "TeXaS!" And smiled after I told him I was from there.

Idgi. What's the deal with Texas? Honestly I have slight autism and it now makes me anxious to say I'm from TX. I don't know if they're low-key judging me, making fun of me, or thinking bad things. Maybe I should just say I'm Mexican?

Is it really that surprising to say you're from Texas?
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