1. Bless your heart
It is possible there are actually some Texans out there who say this with genuine feelings of compassion. Nevertheless, for many of us, it’s often associated with pity, contempt, and sometimes even hatred. “Bless your heart, you’re drinking real Coke.” (See item 8.)
2. It’s not that far
In fact, it is. We Texans just grew up with such skewed ideas about distance and traffic we don’t think that much about traveling for an hour to meet a friend or driving a few hundred miles on the weekend.