THE ENTIRE SCHOOL WOULD HATE YOU
JINGLE JINGLE, MUTHERFUCKER.
It’s almost as bad as mum season.
What the fuck is a mum?
OH MY GOD. IS IT REALLY A TEXAS ONLY THING?!
For Homecoming, students make these THINGS from HELL that have excess amounts of ribbons and bells and they wear them all the time. They are usually placed on prize winning livestock, but somehow they made their way into schools. They have huge mums at the top, and they just get bigger and bigger each year. Sometimes they are completely covered in them. One day the students are just going to morph into one.
You knew when the season was coming because you could hear a horrifying jingle in the distance while you sleep.
They cost hundreds of dollars to make, or buy pre-made for the bigger ones. The bigger the better, and the more souls you sacrificed to get it.
What the fuck, Texas?
You don’t understand: homecoming is serious business here.
Also… is this REALLY a Texas only thing?
1. What the hell is your definition of a mum all I can see is these kids carrying their mothers around on their backs 24/7
2. I thought Homecoming was like a big dance at the end of the year, like Prom?? Why is there livestock at homecoming??? I dont understand???????
whAT THE FUCK IS A MUM IN THIS CONTEXT I’M SO CONFUSED
Okay, resident Texan here! Let me explain a thing or two for you guys:
- Mum is short for chrysanthemum (the flower!) before we made a huge mess out of the whole tradition, boys used to just give chrysanthemums to their dates! Over time, they evolved into the things pictured above ^^
- Homecoming’s in the fall, and there’s no livestock at it. Homecoming is generally in September or October, while Prom is generally in April or May. I don’t know why it’s called homecoming, honestly.
- Guys (with or without the help of their mothers) make their dates (if it’s a girl) mums. Girls make their male dates garters, which is basically just a mum with shorter ribbons that’s worn around their arms on a garter (hence the name.) I’m not quite sure what the standard practice is for same gender dates, but I’ve seen girls give other girls mums and guys give other guys garters.
- The things can get absolutely huge. You used to be able to pin mums on your dress or shirt, but now it’s standard to be worn on a ribbon around your neck.
- It’s pretty common (especially for upperclassmen) to have at least a few LED lights on them, too. Along with bells. Lots and lots of bells.
as an english person i got really confused when someone said “what is a mum?”
are you ever just like “lol white people” but then you’re like “wait i am a white people”