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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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The only town in Texas that’s Knott Texas (Knott slogan) (9/6)
The Town Without a Toothache (Hereford slogan) (11/22)
Third Coast (1/21)
Third Smallest Town in Texas (fictitious Tuna, Texas slogan) (2/13)
This is Texas (Cleburne slogan) (12/4)
Three R’s (Riding, Roping, Rodeo; also with ‘Rangling, ‘Rastling, Roundups, Ranching) (8/16)
Three Sisters or Twisted Sisters or 100-Mile Loop (RR335, RR336, RR337) (5/18)
Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, Squash (Three Sisters Soup; Three Sisters Stew) (11/14)
Tighthouse (Tight House) (5/31)
Tits-for-Tots (strip club “pole tax") (9/4)
Tlacoyo (2/1)
Tlayuda or Clayuda (Oaxacan “Mexican pizza") (2/7)
Tobacco Onions (3/18)
Top of Texas (Pampa slogan) (4/23)
Tornado Alley (8/12)
Tortilla (12/27)
Tortilla Chip (4/13)
Tortilla Chips and Salsa (State Snack) (12/19)
Tortilla Curtain & Cactus Curtain (12/27)
Tortilla Soup or Sopa de Tortilla (Aztec Soup or Sopa Azteca) (12/3)
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 A-Stros (Houston Astros nickname) (10/22)
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)
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