Russell Peters is just about the funniest comedian in Canada . . . how to become a Canadian.
When I heard this guy referring to hamburgers and hot dogs as barbeque, I had to laugh.
I was in New Jersey last week, and on a day I had taken to myself, I drove around, flaring up conversations with complete strangers, telling them I'd never been to NJ before.
"You know what? This is the first time I've ever seen the ocean."
"You know what? My friend told me all about NJ pizza, and I'd never had any before, before this slice (this on the Point Pleasant boardwalk)"
The pizza guy was funny. He asked me if his NJ pizza "lived up to my expectations".
I said "oh yea, it's great! (actually it was so-so) Ya'll have to come to Texas to have some of our barbeque."
"Oh" he said, "We got barbeque here. There's this place in Jackson that's got great steak tips"
I told him steak tips wasn't barbeque. This was news to him.
An aside....people from NJ have no idea of the difference amongst the accents of the people from Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas, Georgia etc. etc.
Therefore you do not have to try hard to convince someone you are from Texas, even if you're afraid you still have the vestiges of a NE accent from 30 plus years ago.