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Texas Chicken (ship-passing maneuver) (6/30)
The American Dream City (Arlington, TX slogan) (6/28)
Defensive Back University or DBU (University of Texas Longhorns football team nickname) (6/21)
“The land is so flat you can watch your dog run away for three days” (joke) (6/19)
City With No Limits (Houston slogan) (6/8)
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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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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)
Waco We Do (Waco slogan) (11/18)
Wacoan (inhabitant of Waco) (12/24)
Wacoite (inhabitant of Waco) (12/24)
Waddy (Waddie) (1/7)
Wait-a-Burger (Whataburger nickname) (6/12)
Walking Taco (Taco-in-a-Bag; Petro’s) (11/28)
Wall Street of the Southwest or Wall Street of Texas (The Strand in Galveston) (8/1)
Warm Crap in a Bag (Frito Pie nickname) (10/30)
Washeteria (Washateria; Washiteria) (10/25)
Wastewood (Westwood High School nickname) (2/19)
Water Ski Capital of Texas (Lake McQueeney nickname) (8/3)
Waterburger (Whataburger nickname/pronunciation) (3/7)
Watermelon Capital of Texas (Hempstead) & Seedless Watermelon Capital of Texas (Knox County) (12/10)
Waxahachian (inhabitant of Waxahachie) (12/31)
Way South Austin (4/4)
WD-40 (White Democrat Over 40) (11/14)
We Shoot Straight With You (Gun Barrel City motto) (3/17)
Weslacoan (inhabitant of Weslaco) (1/5)
West Texas Rain (a sandstorm) (7/30)
West Texas Sunset (cocktail) (10/20)
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