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Entry from October 05, 2016
Diet Texas (Oklahoma nickname)

The state of Oklahoma has been infrequently dubbed “Diet Texas” (the state of Texas on a diet). McSweeney’s published on July 27, 2006:

“Oklahoma isn’t the Midwest. Oklahoma is Diet Texas.”

Texas Senator Ted Cruz ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, and he won the primary states of Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska. Late night television comedian Stephen Colbert said on the The Late Show on March 2, 2016 that Cruz had won Texas, Diet Texas (Oklahoma) and Snow Texas (Alaska).


McSweeney’s
STATES I REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE AS MIDWESTERN.
BY MEGHANN MARCO
[Originally published July 27, 2006.]
(...)
Oklahoma
I hesitate to include Oklahoma, because I think people from Oklahoma know they’re not Midwestern. Oklahoma City is further away from Chicago than New York City is from Chicago. Oklahoma isn’t the Midwest. Oklahoma is Diet Texas.

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Kurt Pankau ♻️
‏@kurtpankau
It’s official. Oklahoma is henceforth to be referred to as “Diet Texas”.
3:24 PM - 13 Jun 2010
Missouri, USA

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Chandler Howard
‏@Chanandaler_14
“Oklahoma is just Diet Texas” -@Drgingebeard
10:10 PM - 13 May 2011

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Hardwood Paroxysm
‏@HPbasketball
First time OK has ever had “diet” associated with it, ever. RT @blazersedge: Oklahoma = Diet Texas
5:57 PM - 12 Jun 2012

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Ben
‏@BenAtLarge
Colbert: Cruz won Texas, Diet Texas (Oklahoma) & Snow Texas (Alaska). LOL #LSSC
10:43 PM - 2 Mar 2016

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Colbert speaks in tongues to perfectly capture message Trump voters sent on Super Tuesday
Sarah K. Burris SARAH K. BURRIS
03 MAR 2016 AT 07:01 ET
Super Tuesday has come and gone and the voters on the right spoke loud and proud when they said, “blahahahlahlah lah lah lah,” Stephen Colbert said speaking in tongues next to a photo of Donald Trump on Wednesday’s “Late Show.”

While Trump swept most of the states, Ted Cruz managed to win a few states, what Colbert called Texas, Diet Texas and Snow Texas (Oklahoma and Alaska).

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Ronan Costello
‏@Ronan_Costello
Colbert on Cruz winning Texas, Oklahoma and Alaska. “So he won Texas, Diet Texas and Snow Texas...” 😏
9:28 AM - 3 Mar 2016

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June 20, 2016
I live in Oklahoma- or Diet Texas. I can totally relate.
-Gentlemanbird

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Wednesday, October 05, 2016 • Permalink