Welcome to DC Sigma Man! Golly, we're getting a bunch of Texicans in here!
When it comes to smoking ... you'll get a wide range of views ... from the Carolinas, to Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas (and I'm sure I left somebody out) .... oh yeah, the folks in Kansas City, and other places up North. And, you'll get more than enough explanations on the differences between "smoken" and "BBQ".
NCT - so, what part of the metroplex do you live in?
Actually I live a about 60 miles northeast of Plano, close to the Red River. In Bonham - halfway between Sherman and Paris.
That's where I got my car, Sigma, at Bonham Chrysler. That was a drive, lol. It was almost 2 hours away. Went through Greenville, Leonard, Trenton.... not a lot of anything but trees and flowers. I didn't realize that there is still country around.