"If it grows, it will stick you; if it crawls, it will bite you” has appeared on internet joke lists from the early 2000s. The saying is attributed to the Texas way of life, but the authorship is unknown.
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From: “Spammers eat this”
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 06:35:46 -0500
Local: Mon, Sep 17 2001 7:35 am
Subject: Living in Texas
Things I’ve learned living in Texas .
If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
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From: (PATRICIA C MORTON)
Date: 26 Jun 2002 17:35:13 -0700
Local: Wed, Jun 26 2002 8:35 pm
Subject: Re: HUM: A True Texas
A True Texan
As a true Texan I thought I would share a few of the things I have learned in my years of living in this Heaven on Earth located south of the Red River and north of the Rio Grande.
I can personally attest to the following points as being true:
If it grows, it’ll stick you.
If it crawls, it’ll bite you.
Web posted Sunday, October 5, 2003
12:00 a.m. CT
Texas: It’s really just a fact of life
By DAN PACKARD
During their journey, the contestants who survive long enough will learn many facts about Texas and Texans.
They will learn:
If it grows, it will stick you. If it crawls, it will bite you.
The Vampire Hunters Stalked
by William Hill
Ellen Hill, publisher
He sprayed mosquito repellent on himself, recalling an old Texas saying, “If it grows it will stick you, and if it crawls, it will bite you.”
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