Recent entries:
“Space cowboys imply the existence of space cows” (7/29)
“The ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ film was a big lie. They didn’t damage a single chainsaw” (6/12)
“Lubbock, Texas is so flat that if you stand on a penny you can see Dallas!” (3/23)
“The four seasons of Texas: January, Summer, Summerer, Christmas” (3/23)
“Welcome to Austin. Please don’t move here (I hear Dallas is great!)” (3/23)
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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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Wild and Woolly (1/17)
Wild West (Wild Wild West) (1/17)
Wimberleyite (inhabitant of Wimberley) (12/30)
Wind City, USA (Roscoe nickname) (7/13)
Wind Energy Capital of Texas (McCamey nickname) (1/30)
Windsor Stew (10/12)
Wine Root Stock Capital of the World (Denison nickname) (1/29)
Winter Texan (1/28)
Wishbone Offense (football formation) (9/4)
Woodstock of Gaming (QuakeCon in Dallas) (5/1)
Wop Salad (2/29)
World’s Largest Hotel Lobby (San Antonio River Walk nickname) (7/3)
World’s Richest Acre (oil-rich acre in Kilgore) (6/29)
World’s Toughest Boat Race (Texas Water Safari) (7/27)
Wow Boys or Wowboys (Dallas Cowboys nickname) (10/29)
Wrecking Crew (Texas A&M football defense) (8/3)
Wronghorns (satire of UT “Longhorns” nickname) (8/11)
XIT City (Dalhart nickname) (9/25)
Y’all (12/30)
Y’all Mahal (Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington) (9/6)
YallQaeda or Y’all Qaeda (y’all + al-Qaeda) (1/4)
Yamboree (12/8)
Yankee Burger (hamburger with ketchup) (2/19)
Yankee Dime (a kiss) (9/14)
Yeehaw (Yee-ha; Yee-haw) (3/11)
Yeehawd (yeehaw + jihad); Yeehawdist (yeehaw + jihadist) (1/3)
Yellow Velvet (corn and squash dish) (12/25)
Yokelhoma or Yokelahoma (Oklahoma nickname) (10/5)
You Have No Idea (El Paso slogan) (4/26)
You’ll Love Lufkin (Lufkin motto/slogan) (5/31)
Yoyos or Yo-Yos (Mexican pastries) (12/12)
Yuglies (young + ugly; Dallas Cowboys offensive line) (9/8)
Zero U (Oklahoma University) (8/26)
Zydecajun (zydeco + Cajun) (10/8)
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