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Transcript of TEXAS
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The second largest
Austin, Houston and Dallas
George W Bush
The wild west
The lone star state
Not all Texans have an accent. The educated, urban young people usually don't have as much or accent.
You might offend native speakers practicing your Texan, it could sound mockingly.
Ain't as easy as y'all think to learn & most of the "Texas Slang" phrases are outdated and hardly used now.
Everything is bigger in Texas
in "-ing", for example: "
I'm taking a book
" - "
I'm takin' a book.
" instead of the long "
" for example: "
I'm takin' a book
" - "
Ah'm takin' a book
When the "
" is found within a word, say '
'. For example, singing would be pronounced: "
" and "a's" pronounced like the "
" in "
" are pronounced like a short "
Learn Texan slang. For example, instead of "
" or "you guys" etc. You say "
How to speak with a Texan accent
Y’all – used in place of you all or you guys ALWAYS
Howdy – common greeting among Texans meaning “how do you do?”
Ain’t – are not
Uh huh – Yes
Over yonder – used in place of over there
Tuckered out – used instead of exhausted
Right quick – used in place of quickly
Conniption fit – to get upset and and raise a ruckus. Example – “My momma is fixin’ tuh have a conniption fit if you don’t do them dishes right quick.”
Supper – dinner
Looker – an attractive woman
Yankee – Anyone who lives North of the Mason-Dixon line
Tank – pond
Sure’nuff (one word) – sure enough – usually use