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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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‘It’s so dry, the trees are bribing the dogs” (Texas heat joke) (2/3)
‘Stros (Houston Astros baseball team nickname) (6/24)
“‘Fixin’ to’ is the national verb of Texas” (7/1)
“‘Fixin’ to’ is the official verb of Texas” (7/1)
“‘Fixin’ to’ is the state verb of Texas” (7/1)
“‘Onced’ and ‘twiced’ are words” (8/4)
“78704—More than just a ZIP code” (“78704—Actually, it’s just a ZIP code”) (3/2)
“8 Days a Week” (Black’s Barbecue in Lockhart) (7/3)
“A community bound by books” (BookPeople slogan) (12/18)
“A conscience is like a boat or a car. If you feel you need one, rent it” (J.R. on Dallas tv series) (5/31)
“A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse” (3/15)
“A dollar-three-eighty” (3/19)
“A few oil wells make ranching a fine business” (8/9)
“A heart the size of Texas” or “A heart as big as Texas” (Texas saying) (2/15)
“A hit dog will holler” (1/2)
“A lick and a promise” (1/31)
“A life without brisket is a life not worth living” (11/6)
“A line in the sand” (Col. Travis in 1836; Pres. Bush in 1990) (12/27)
“A Texan is a Mexican who couldn’t swim to Oklahoma” (dirty joke definition) (3/11)
“A young Texan walks into a bar…” (bar joke) (2/24)
“Acres and acres, and she’s all mine!” (Texas size joke) (12/5)
“Alamo has no back door” (Maury Maverick, Jr.) (12/29)
“All barbecue experts are self-proclaimed” (3/28)
“All broth and no beans” (12/2)
“All gurgle and no guts” (6/9)
“All things are possible with coffee and cowboy boots” (2/3)
“America: Texas and 49 bitches” (8/24)
“America’s Motor Lunch” & “A Tasty Meal Served at Your Wheel” (Pig Stand slogans) (5/13)
“An atheist is a man who buys a ticket to the Notre Dame-SMU game and doesn’t care who wins” (9/7)
“And the horse you rode in on” (2/24)
“Any jackass can kick a barn down, but it took a carpenter to build it” (Sam Rayburn) (1/4)
“As goes South Texas, so goes the U.S. crop” (9/6)
“As welcome as a skunk at a lawn party” (7/27)
“At GM, you form a committee on snakes, then hire a consultant…” (Ross Perot) (10/19)
“Australians are just British Texans” (8/19)
“Bacon Strip” District (9/1)
“Barbecue is as old as fire” (2/15)
“Barbecue sauce is like a beautiful woman. If it’s too sweet, it’s bound to be hiding something” (6/11)
“BBQ is delicious. Blueberries are tart. If y’all don’t love Texas, well bless your heart” (1/9)
“BBQ is good. Blueberries are tart. If you don’t like Texas, well bless your heart” (1/9)
“BBQ is tasty. Blueberries are tart. If you don’t like Texas, well bless your heart” (1/9)
“Be always sure you’re right—then go ahead” (Davy Crockett) (8/12)
“Beat like a rented mule” (12/31)
“Bet that it would never rain again” (Texas weather joke) (8/29)
“Betray’all: When a southern person betrays you” (12/3)
“Between 11 and 3 stay under a tree” (7/15)
“Between a rock and a weird place” (Pflugerville, near Round Rock and Austin) (11/23)
“Between hay and grass” (1/1)
“Bevo. It’s what’s for dinner.” (anti-UT Longhorn slogan) (10/25)
“Big as hell and half of Texas” (12/28)
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