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“Pollen is the snow of the south” (1/2)
“The only thing in Texas that changes faster than the weather is a woman’s mind” (12/6)
“Women today are like the weather in Texas. You will never understand them” (12/5)
“Texas women are like the weather in Texas—unpredictable and bipolar” (12/5)
“Texas women are like the weather—so hot” (12/5)
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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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“Drive Friendly—The Texas Way” (6/5)
“Drop edge of yonder” (1/12)
“East end of a horse going west” (a horse’s ass) (6/6)
“Eat Beef—The West Wasn’t Won on Salad” (2/19)
“Eat on the run, forget about sleep, and change horses often” (8/14)
“Eating Out Is Fun!” (Texas Restaurant Association) (6/23)
“Edmonton is to Calgary as Austin is to Houston” (8/19)
“Eighter from Decatur, county seat of Wise” ("Ada from Decatur") (8/27)
“Everybody invited and nobody slighted!” (7/30)
“Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die” (10/3)
“Everything’s bigger in Texas” (11/18)
“Eyes of Texas” (University of Texas alma mater) (10/21)
“Eyes of Texas” Salad (10/12)
“Fair to Midland” (pun on “fair to middling") (8/7)
“Fear the star” (Dallas Cowboys fan saying) (11/30)
“Fellow-countrymen, follow me to yonder saloon!” (shortest-ever Texas political speech?) (9/13)
“Fine as cream gravy” (12/1)
“Finish last in medical school and they call you ‘doctor‘“ (Texas basketball coach Abe Lemons) (11/5)
“First, you make a roux…” (9/24)
“Flush twice—Houston needs the water” (Dallas saying) (8/16)
“Follow me to freshness” (H-E-B food truck slogan) (1/31)
“Food, People, Heart & Soul” (United Supermarkets slogan) (10/27)
“Fort Worth is where the West begins, and Dallas is where the East peters out” (7/26)
“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)
“Go Round Rock” (Round Rock slogan) (4/19)
“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)
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