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By Helen Bryant

You do not simply flow right here and instantly develop into a Texan; it takes education. This delightfully witty publication takes you thru the method of knowing our dialog, why and the way we gown the way in which we do, why pickups are a truth of lifestyles, and the way you could collect the mandatory huge hair. Fixin' to Be Texan pokes mild enjoyable on the Texas mystique. citizens of the kingdom gets an immense kick out of Bryant's smart method of deciding upon our essential features. beginners will use it as a device for knowing the glorious and infrequently incomprehensible habit of our superb local inhabitants.

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Title : Fixin' to Be Texan author : Bryant, Helen. publisher : Republic of Texas Press isbn10 | asin : 1556226489 print isbn13 : 9781556226489 ebook isbn13 : 9780585267654 language : English subject Texas--Description and travel--Miscellanea, Texas--Social life and customs--Miscellanea, Texas--Description and travel--Humor, Texas--Social life and customs--Humor. 4 subject : Texas--Description and travel--Miscellanea, Texas--Social life and customs--Miscellanea, Texas--Description and travel--Humor, Texas--Social life and customs--Humor.

Important: Y'all is always plural. If you refer to one person as y'all, you will immediately mark yourself as somebody Not From Around Here. It's this way: Singular Plural I go We go You go Y'all go He goes They go And get this: Texan even has a plural of y'allall y'all. Conjugate the super-plural this way: We all go All y'all go All 'em go This form is generally used as an emphatic. Regular second-person plural: Y'all are going to the meeting. Second person super-plural: I expect all y'all to go to the meeting.

And the big kahuna of all vowels is the i. The i's have it. Anytime a Texan runs across an i in conversation, he makes the most of it. You look real niiiiiiiiiiiiiice. I'd like some riiiiiiiiiiiiiice. ) Just draw that sucker out till you run out of air. It's a beautiful niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. It's a very flat i you want, too. It's not noight or nait. Just nitebut throw in a lot of extra i's, of course. The vowel is so flat, it's almost pronounced as an a. There's very little difference between night and gnat in Texas pronunciation.

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