Chili, which some condsider Texas's state dish, was unknown in Mexico and derived from the ample use of beef in Texan cooking."Refried beans" are a mistranslation of the Mexican dish frijoles refritos, which actually means well-fried beans...
Some of the phrases are translations of older Greek phrases, because Greek rhetoric and literature reached its peak centuries before that of ancient Rome. In law, can refer to the obsolete cuius est solum eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos, a maxim of property ownership ("for whoever owns the soil, it is theirs up to the sky and down to the depths").
Food historians tell us Tex Mex cuisine originated hundreds of years ago when Spanish/Mexican recipes combined with Anglo fare.
Tex Mex, as we Americans know it today, is a twentieth century phenomenon.
appeal to ridicule) or that an assertion is false because of its absurdity.
Not to be confused with a reductio ad absurdum, which is usually a valid logical argument.