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Old 07-15-2011, 06:11 PM
 
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I'm sorry that this is probably a very stupid post, but I just thought I'd try for some ideas.

My brother is just turning 23 and I'm trying to decide what to get him for his birthday. He is moving down to Dallas, TX for work in about a month and will probably be living there for 6 months or so. I thought it would be neat to get him a B-Day gift that would be useful/fun in TX. We have lived in the upper mid-west pretty much our whole lives.

Nothing huge, probably between $30-$50 or so. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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My idea is get him a book on "How to speak Texan" or
some type of book in that respect. Possibly a Texan vocabulary to English translator
dictionary.
One similar to the one listed on the following link(s).

Texana

MyTexasStore.com: Your Texas Headquarters!
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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Honestly, life for a 23 year old in Dallas isn't much different than living in Chicago or Indy or St Louis. I recommend sending beer money or getting him two tickets to a Rangers baseball game in late Sept or early Oct- when the weather's cooler!
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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My idea is get him a book on "How to speak Texan" or
some type of book in that respect. Possibly a Texan vocabulary to English translator
dictionary.
One similar to the one listed on the following link(s).

Texana

MyTexasStore.com: Your Texas Headquarters!
I recommend against this. If he comes to his new office in Dallas and says he's "fixin to" get a project done, they'll judge him for being uneducated and speaking incorrect grammar, not give him a standing o for "speaking Texan."

RockyJoe, do you really know 23 year old young professionals in Dallas who use these "Texan" words?
blue norther
catty whompus
clabber milk
dad blame it, dad gum it, dag nab it
fit to be tied
fixins
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: East Fallowfield, PA
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How about you two going on a tour of Cowboy's Stadium? It pretty cool and you get to roam around on the field, if you take a football, you can kick it around as well.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:38 PM
 
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I recommend against this. If he comes to his new office in Dallas and says he's "fixin to" get a project done, they'll judge him for being uneducated and speaking incorrect grammar, not give him a standing o for "speaking Texan."

RockyJoe, do you really know 23 year old young professionals in Dallas who use these "Texan" words?
blue norther
catty whompus
clabber milk
dad blame it, dad gum it, dag nab it
fit to be tied
fixins
hahaha...I've been in Texas almost 34 years, and I've never even heard most of those.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:50 PM
 
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I was thinking about a humorous gift. Beats getting a Tie for your birthday.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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Considering he is moving to a new city, he will love you if you get him a GPS if he doesn't own one. Probaly a little bit higher than $70. I think that Tom Tom one is like $85. He can look up restaurants, shopping, landmarks etc.

Naima
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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hahaha...I've been in Texas almost 34 years, and I've never even heard most of those.
I was there for 30 years and happy to say I never heard any of them. I think RockyJoe intends amusement, eh?
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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This book might be useful: Amazon.com: The Fearless Critic Dallas Restaurant Guide (9781608160181): Robin Goldstein: Books
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