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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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Torture All Kids Severely ("TAKS” backronym) (10/15)
Tosc-Mex or Tusc-Mex (Tuscany, Italy + Tex-Mex cuisine) (2/21)
Tostada (Tostado) (12/2)
Tostada Burger (7/31)
Totchos (tater tots + nachos) (5/19)
Totopo (2/1)
Toughest Town in Texas (Luling slogan) (9/13)
Town Without a Frown (Happy slogan) (1/27)
Toxic City (Texas City nickname) (7/5)
Toxicana (Texarkana nickname) (8/17)
Trainwreck (Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission or TNRCC nickname) (6/3)
Trashy Tuesday (Tuesday night gay bar-hopping in Dallas) (7/21)
Treasure Island of America (Galveston nickname) (12/12)
Treaty Oak (of Austin) (9/6)
Tres Leches (three milks cake) (2/9)
Triple Bypass Tour (Lockhart’s Black’s Barbecue, Kreuz Barbecue, Smitty’s Market) (5/19)
Tropical Playground of Texas (Harlingen nickname) (1/4)
Tump (9/22)
Tunnel of Fudge Cake (4/2)
Turbaconducken (Turducken wrapped in bacon) (1/3)
Turd Blossom (8/13)
Turducken (Churkendoose; Chuckey; Churkey; Qua-duc-ant; Osturducken) (11/14)
Turkey Dance (Thanksgiving football sack dance) & Funky Chicken Dance (11/28)
Turkey Tamale Pie (Turkey Tamales) (11/26)
Twice as Nice & Where Life Is So Large It Takes Two States (Texarkana slogans) (1/28)
Tylerite (inhabitant of Tyler) (12/29)
Un-American Statesman (Austin American-Statesman nickname) (10/11)
Un-Texas (Austin nickname) (3/4)
Unique by Nature (McKinney slogan) (8/2)
Unique Dining Capital of Texas (Roanoke nickname) (10/5)
University of Texas at Omaha (7/7)
Uplift Town (McLean nickname) (9/20)
UTEP Two-Step (basketball dribble) (7/18)
Uvaldean (inhabitant of Uvalde) (12/30)
Valluco (7/23)
Veer (football offensive formation) (5/24)
Vegan Chili (11/15)
Vegetarian Chili (Meatless Chili) (11/13)
Veggie Confetti or Vegetable Confetti (Veggie Confetti Taco; Veggie Confetti Chili) (2/22)
Velvet Rut (Austin music scene) (11/18)
Venice of America (San Antonio nickname) (4/26)
Venison Chili (Deer Chili; Deer Meat Chili) (10/13)
Vetch Capital of the World (Cooper nickname) (12/11)
Victorian (inhabitant of Victoria, Texas) (1/5)
Vietnamese Fajitas (Bo Nuong Xa) (2/23)
Vitamin G (grease) (2/8)
Vitamin T (tequila and/or tortillas, tacos, tamales, tostadas, tortas, tlacoyos, tlayudas) (2/7)
Volunteer Capital of Texas (Comal County nickname) (12/24)
Vuelve a la Vida ("Back to Life” or “Return to Life") (1/8)
Waco (Dr. Pepper); Dallas (Coke); Waxahachie (a Dr. Pepper and a Coke) (7/1)
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