Recent entries:
“Fort Worth is where the West begins, and Dallas is where the East peters out” (7/26)
“Where the East peters out” (Dallas slogan) (7/26)
“I like dillos, but do not support giving them guns. I would never armadillo” (7/15)
Eighth Wonder of the World (Houston Astrodome) (5/24)
“Where do Norse Texans go when they die?"/"Y’allhalla.” (y’all + Valhalla) (4/20)
More new entries...

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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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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