Texas Talk

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by oneastrix, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    OK "rest of the world..."

    Are you "about" to do something?

    Or are you "Fixin' " to do something?

    I'm fixin', personally.

    My wife is from the TX Panhandle. The word "Quit" is pronounced "Kah-wee-yit."

    "No," is "Know-wah!"

    "Bed" is "Bay-yed"

    It's funny how things in TX always have two syllibols.
     
  2. Gus L.

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    Its spelled "Syllable" Not Silibubba....LOL
     

  3. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    I think Texans are a little "tetched" in the "hay-yed"! :D ;)
     
  4. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    Anybody know what "Right quick" means?

    Let me see that Kimber right quick.
     
  5. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    Dang NRAjoe, you're starting to be able to type in TX'n!
     
  6. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Do y'all say: Are ya for fur me or agin me? (Are you for me or against me?)...I picked that up when I lived in Kentucky.
     
  7. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    Well, we say "Y'all" but your talking some deep-in-the-holler-stuff withthe "fer" and "agin." Reckon I'd spit some Beech-Nut ni the middle of that one...
     
  8. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    "I'd like to spit some Beech-nut in that dudes eye"- Hank Jr.
     
  9. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    ....And shoot him with my ole' .45

    Ever been to the Alamo City Joe? Helluva place to visit.
     
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  10. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    No, I'd sure like to! I think me and the Texas way would do just fine. Got a friend that lives in Crowley...might show up on the doorstep someday!
     
  11. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    I think Crowley is up in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. Be about four hours straight down IH35 to San Antone. Easy drive though. Heck a four hour drive in TX is a typical drive to visit your next door neighbor!
     
  12. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Wide open spaces and girls with nice faces... your lucky man!
     
  13. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    To dispell the rumors and legends...We don't all wear cowboy hats. We don't all own horses. I've never been chased by Indians. Never been to a hanging. Never been scalped. Lone Star Beer is horrible. Even though your TX'n, Tequilla still spells "To-Kill-Ya." the list is endless....Bob Wills is still the King!
     
  14. Gus L.

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  15. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    Ha, that were sho'nuff fun!:D
     
  16. And not all Texans speak like hicks. But it is true they all do own guns.
     
  17. dave375hh

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    Fix'in to move just down the road from ya'll (Corpus Christi) if this house ever sells. That'll make me a **** yankee. A yankee visits, a **** yankee moves.
     
  18. Klaus

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    Most people I know fo not talk like that. Pretty much everyone says "Y'all" and "fixin", but most words do not have added syllables. There are some small, isolated, populations where people do have strong accents. People living in those areas tend to assume that everyone speaks like them, because Texans (or Texians) are supposed to have accents. The funny thing is that the accents vary a lot. Most of it is just local slang names. I happen to like TEH-KEY-LA.
     
  19. I like your choice of words--Pretty much--definitely Texan.
     
  20. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    Ah guys...NRAJoe and I were just having some fun back and forth late last night. If you go to west TX/Panhandle area, where I was raised up, you'll see that the female factor tends to stretch every word out. You're right though, a lot of people don't have any idea how big this state is. A west TX accent and an East TX accent are two totally different things.