Recent entries:
“What’s a cowboy’s favorite holiday?"/"Y’alloween.” (y’all + Halloween) (7/14)
“North is a direction. The South is a lifestyle” (6/11)
“Mad as a wet hen” (very mad) (6/9)
“All gurgle and no guts” (6/8)
“Madder than a wet hen” (very mad) (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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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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