Alabama: I made barbecue!
Texas: Awesome, what did you make?
Alabama: I just said- barbecue.
Texas: But did you smoke brisket, or ribs, or sausage, or turkey, or maybe pork shoulder...
Alabama: Smoked pork shoulder, with a really good sauce. That's what barbecue is.
Texas: Oh, tasted pretty good, not bad. But if you used a dry rub instead of sauce, and switched it or for brisket too, then you would have barbecue.
(From a cousin who moved from Texas to Alabama)