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Entry from March 22, 2019
“What do they say in Paris, TX?"/"Oui-haw!”

The city of Paris, Texas, was named after Paris, France. They don’t usually speak French in Paris, Texas, but there are jokes. “En dishabille, as they say in Paris, Texas” was printed in Cartoons Magazine (Chicago, IL) in November 1920. “As they say in Paris, Texas, vive la difference” was printed in San Diego (CA) Union on April 12, 1971.

A riddle was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on March 22, 2019:

Q: What do they say in Paris, TX?
A: Oui-haw!

Wikipedia: Paris, Texas
Paris is a city and county seat of Lamar County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 25,171. It is situated in Northeast Texas at the western edge of the Piney Woods, and 98 miles (158 km) northeast of the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex. Physiographically, these regions are part of the West Gulf Coastal Plain.

Google Books
November 1920, Cartoons Magazine (Chicago, IL), “Little Felicities of Publicity” by Hinton Gilmore, pg. 508, col. 2: 
It is not for me to do more than suggest, but couldn’t there be a picture showing the entire family group sitting around negligently, en dishabille, as they say in Paris, Texas, while father reads aloud from a volume of Blackstone?

12 April 1971, San Diego (CA) Union, Jack Murphy sports column, pg. C-1, col. 1:
As they say in Paris, Texas, vive la difference.

26 October 1984, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “Senate race: A dog fight?” by Sam Kinch Jr., pg. 21A, col. 2:
Au contraire, as they say in Paris, Texas, this is our most clear-cut ideological Senate race since ...

3 December 2001, Barron’s (New York, NY), “Up & Down Wall Street: End run” by Alan Abelson, pg. 3:
Enron, of course, is Texan for End Run, and that is, as they say in Paris, Texas, the mot juste for the way the company operated, for it specialized in end runs.

Google Groups:
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I had this problem with a Seymour Duncan SA2 in my Taylor a number of years ago.  For a long time, I would attach a ground strap to the guitar’s jack and ground it to my body—viola (as they say in Paris, Texas) no more racket.

27 Mar 2017
.@ClarkHat In protest I’m pronouncing your handle “ClarkHa” until you change your name to “Le Chapeau de Clark”

zing mud chandelier
Replying to @BrowningMachine @bara @ClarkHat
i always add “... As they say in Paris, Texas.”
10:36 AM - 28 Mar 2017

-`. Rora .’ - (HIATUS)
27 Oct 2018
Bonjour, y’all

Replying to @RoraDye
I just realized thhis is probably what they say in Paris, Texas
10:33 PM - 27 Oct 2018

Posted by u/melon_lawd March 22, 2019
What do they say in Paris, TX?

What do they say in Paris, TX? Oui-haw!
1:33 PM - 22 Mar 2019

Double Lebrontondre
What do they say in Paris, TX?
9:28 PM - 22 Mar 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Friday, March 22, 2019 • Permalink