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Old 02-15-2013, 07:02 AM   #41
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The "R" sound is generally stripped. And it's added where it doesn't belong.

"Park the car" is usually "Are you going to paaak the caaa?"

Then a word like "idea" is often pronounced "idear".

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I don't know if it's local, but we say "What is WRONG with you!?!?!" when a kid does something stupid. Or my own personal favorite "Have you lost your mind?"

Even though the offenses are pretty small. In fact, for a serious offense, you wouldn't say that at all. Because it's said in almost an endearing way.
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I guess it depends on your part of Texas or the type of people in your area? I've never heard anyone talk like that and I've lived here all my life.


Now my family in Louisiana & New Orleans will say (and I'll start if I stay there long enough )
"making groceries"
“where y’at?“
“ya’heard?”
"ya mom-an-nem"/"your mom and them"
go-cups
lagniappe
"dressed" sandwiches/po boy (means you want mayo, lettuce & tomato)
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I have a daycare grandparent from Minn. She says things like "I prolly shoulda boughten that when I seen it". Nothing else she says sounds strange to me...just those few words.

Please tell me that's a Northern thing to say?
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In New England, we have our usual accents where people do not pronounce any R's but I commonly hear:

"wicked" instead of using the term "very" (ex. It's wicked cold out!)

"Youse" for the plural term of "you" (ex. Hey, youse guys wanna go out?)
I use wicked...often

I will say that I have never said youse though...Nor have I ever heard it..

I have been told by many people from both here and other states that I don't seem to have an accent. I just...pronounce a word...
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I guess it depends on your part of Texas or the type of people in your area? I've never heard anyone talk like that and I've lived here all my life.


Now my family in Louisiana & New Orleans will say (and I'll start if I stay there long enough )
"making groceries"
“where y’at?“
“ya’heard?”
"ya mom-an-nem"/"your mom and them"
go-cups
lagniappe
"dressed" sandwiches/po boy (means you want mayo, lettuce & tomato)
My family is from Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. I have heard about half of the statements from the earlier post. I am the first generation since Texas became a state to move out of Texas.

You better watch out for the canjun talk it sneaks up on you pretty quick.
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My family is from Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. I have heard about half of the statements from the earlier post. I am the first generation since Texas became a state to move out of Texas.

You better watch out for the canjun talk it sneaks up on you pretty quick.
Oh! I guess taking a uey isn't said other plances? (taking a u-turn)

(some were stolen from a site I found, but are SO good and true)

We booked it out of there.

We don't have basements- we have a cella

Coffee regula- Coffee with some cream and two sugahs.

DUNKS! Everyone knows what a dunks is, and when you become friends, you immediately find out how they take their dunks.

A rubber band is an elastic

Here you go!- When a waiter or waitress states the obvious - what they say when they put food in front of you.

Jimmies- Those little chocolate thingees you ask the guy at the ice-cream store to put on top of your cone.

Wicked- A general intensifier: "He's wicked nuts!"
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My family is from Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. I have heard about half of the statements from the earlier post. I am the first generation since Texas became a state to move out of Texas.

You better watch out for the canjun talk it sneaks up on you pretty quick.
27 years in the West (Katy) & Northwest (Cypress) Greater Houston area and not a single person that I know talks like that, ever. Again, I guess its the type of people and not so much the state/city itself.
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Well when we were in the south anything carbonated is "coke". Here in Idaho it is soda. I still call them all cokes. When we go out to eat I will ask my kids what kind of coke they want. Lol!

And before the coke police get all over me, I dont buy cokes for the house. My kids dont have them regularly. But when we go out I allow them to get one as a treat. They can get one plus one refill then it is water.

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Native Texan here and I keep all the yankee transplants at the O&G company I work at rolling with laughter. All these have rolled out of my mouth at one time or another:

Here in Texas we are not "about to", or "going to", we are always "Fixin'" to do something.
This is like trying to side saddle an oyster. (impossible task)
Useless as tits on a boar hog.
So ugly they had to tie a bone around his/her neck to get the dog to play with him/her.
The Ugly Fairy beat the ever-loving sh*t out of him/her with her wand.
Your alligator mouth is about to overload your hummingbird @ss
Cuter than a yard full of puppies
Nervous as a long-tailed cat on a porch full of rocking chairs
Confused as a baby in a topless bar
You make a bed like old people f*ck, slow and sloppy.
I haven't had this much fun since the hog ate my baby brother
This is more fun than stompin baby chickens
It's so dry the trees are bribin' the dogs
He's/She's not runnin' on all eight cylinders, if ya know what I mean?
He/She's two sandwiches short of a picnic
Hotter than Hades
She'd/He'd charge Hell with a bucket of ice water.
I ate so many armadillos growing up, I still roll up in a ball, every time I hear a dog bark (something you'd say when talking about growing up poor)
Come Hell or High Water
As serious as cancer
As serious as the business end of a .45
Livin high on the hog
Fair to Middlin' (mid grades of cotton, when asked how we are doing, this is the same as saying "not so bad")
I wouldn't trust him/her as far as I could throw him/her
I wouldn't p*ss on him/her if he/she were on fire (speaking of someone you really hate)
Colder than a witches tit in December
Don't hang your wash on someone else's line
You ain't learnin nothin, if your jaws are a flappin
Always drink upstream from the herd
Lord willing and the creek don't rise
You're gonna end up being late to your own funeral (something you say to someone who is moving too slow)
I'll beat you till you bleed (similar to I'll beat your butt)
Your butt and my hand are about to have a date (threatening a spanking)
Do it again, and I'll knock you silly (or into next week)
Baptists never greet each other in a liquor store
There's more than one way to skin a cat
It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a herd of sheep
If you think you're a person of influence, try orderin somebody else's dog around
Lettin the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin it back in
When a buzzard sits on a fence starin at you, it's time to go to the doctor
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your wallet
A smart @ss just don't fit in the saddle
Don't worry about bitin off more than you can chew, your mouth is a whole lot bigger than you think
If you are riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.
Good judgement comes from experience and alot of that comes from bad judgement.
If you find yourself in a hole, stop diggin'
When dealin with a slick SOB, start by pinnin him down and changin his oil
If you give a lesson in meanness to a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson.
Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.
Never miss a good opportunity to shut up
Couldn't pour water out of a boot if you wrote the instructions on the heel.
Gully Washer (when speaking of heavy rain)
Happy as a pig in slop
Riding a gravy train with biscuit wheels (when speaking of luck)
Happy as a two peckered dog
Warm in winter, shady in summer (speaking of someone who is fat)
Don't know whether to scratch my watch or wind my @ss (confused/overwhelmed)
A day late and a dollar short
Catch ya on the back side (see you later)

My Hubby's from Michigan, and his relatives can't end a sentence without saying "you know?" I always say "Well no, I don't know?" just to get a rise out of them. I think that kills me more than my colorful Texas speech cracks them up, half the time I have to explain the meaning of the phrases I use, as I always get plenty of confused looks with some of them, then delayed laughter.
Oh my gosh ,you should write the yankees guide to Texas!! I needed this years ago.
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