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The Lone Star State. An etymological dictionary investigating the origins of Texas words, names, quotations and phrases, specializing in modern slang, nicknames, slogans, proverbs, adages and aphorisms. A web site by Barry Popik.


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“Food, People, Heart & Soul” (United Supermarkets slogan) (10/27)
“Free Crabs Tomorrow” (Joe’s Crab Shack) (2/5)
“Fried catfish is the other white meat” (5/20)
“Fried chicken and champagne? Why the hell not?” (Max’s Wine Dive) (7/17)
“Friendly as a Texas smile” (4/1)
“Friends don’t let friends eat imported shrimp” (7/23)
“From here. it’s possible” (Texas Tech slogan) (11/1)
“From the Country of 1100 Springs” (Pearl Beer slogan) (11/23)
“Fuck Texas” (9/22)
“Fuck Y’all, I’m from Texas” ("Fuck You, I’m from Texas") (9/22)
“Full of wind as a corn-eating horse” (9/19)
“Funny Name, Serious Sandwich” & “Just one sandwich…it’s that good!” (Schlotzsky’s slogans) (12/20)
“Gal reminds me of the highway between Fort Worth and Dallas. No curves.” (Foghorn Leghorn) (2/24)
“Gentleman from Odessa (TX)” (11/8)
“Gently resisting change since 1872” (Gruene slogan) (12/5)
“Get out of Dodge” (7/18)
“Gig ‘em, Aggies!” (9/7)
“Git-R-Done” or “Git-’er-Done” ("Git-R-Dun,” “Git-’er-Dun,” “G.E.D.") (9/24)
“Give a Texan an enema, and you can bury him in a matchbox” (11/27)
“Give me a handful of Texas Aggies, and I’ll win a war!” (General George S. Patton quote?) (8/1)
“Go east until you smell it, south until you step in it” (Texas directions) (8/18)
“God bless Texas” ("God blessed Texas") (7/14)
“God bless West, Texas” (West, Texas slogan) (5/22)
“God first, family second, career third” (Mary Kay) (1/3)
“God made Texas on his day off, for pure entertainment…” (Mary Lasswell) (6/26)
“Goin’ to hell."/"Get off at Hempstead.” (joke) (8/4)
“Good thing we’ve still got politics in Texas - finest form of free entertainment ever invented” (2/1)
“Goodnight, Austin, Texas, wherever you are” (2/6)
“Great Seafood, Not a Lot of Clams” (Rockfish Seafood Grill slogan) (11/3)
“Grinning like a jackass eating briars” (8/9)
“Gun control means a steady aim” (10/31)
“Guns Up” (Texas Tech) (11/25)
“Hair, Horns and Holler” (ingredients of a cowboy stew) (9/8)
“Half of Louisiana is under water and the other half is under indictment” (9/25)
“Handy as hip pockets on a hog” (9/4)
“Happiness is a Texan headed south with an Okie under each arm” (3/11)
“Happiness is Lubbock, Texas, in my rear view mirror” (7/17)
“Harder than eating red beans with a pitchfork” (8/25)
“Harelips the governor” ("hare-lips the governor") (7/5)
“Have a big time in Texas” (Texas slogan) (4/22)
“He ain’t fit to tote guts to a bear” (10/15)
“He couldn’t hit a bull in the butt with a banjo” (10/13)
“He couldn’t sell watermelons with the highway patrol blocking traffic” (3/8)
“He’s got more guts than you can hang on a fence” (7/13)
“Hello, sucker!” & “Give this little girl a big hand!” (Texas Guinan) (12/24)
“Here Everything’s Better” & “HEB-ing” or “Hebbing” (8/12)
“Here I sit, cheeks a-flexin’, giving birth to another Texan” (bathroom graffiti) (12/29)
“HI, HOW ARE YOU” (Daniel Johnston artwork) (9/6)
“Hide from wind, run from water” (hurricane adage) (6/20)
“Home of the free 72-oz. steak” (Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo) (12/28)
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