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View Poll Results: Which 'Texanisms" Are Part of Your Regular Use?
"Coke" for soft-drink 29 69.05%
"Y'all" for second-person plural pronoun 38 90.48%
"Yonder" 10 23.81%
Double-Modals (i.e. "might-could", "shouldn't oughta", etc) 10 23.81%
Emphasis on first syllable to make two syllables (i.e. "IN-surance", "IN-velope", etc) 10 23.81%
Rolling R's (i.e. "warsh" for "wash",etc). 3 7.14%
"Doodlebug" for "Roly-Poly" 13 30.95%
"Cotton-Pickin Hands" (as in mild, friendly critique of manners) 4 9.52%
Tex-izz as opposed to Tex-iss, when pronouncing our state 10 23.81%
Others (please list!). 7 16.67%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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Love these "pro-NOUNC-iation" posts! Y'all're havin' fun with it ... that's good!
I've been stuck - away from TEXAS - for nearly 10 years, and still use "fixin' to" in everyday talkin'.

Got a couple of other "Texas-isms" to ask about:
* How do y'all say "Refugio"?
* How do y'all say "Mexia"?
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Many moons ago, in another life, I was part of a Country Music group who played regularly in those places.
I've heard them spoken as "Refury-o" and "Refu-hio", and "Meh-hay-a" and Mex-iya" ... by different sorts of folks.
I know that one-each of the pro-NOUNC-iations is more Spanish than anything, but ... What do y'all think?
Are the others a mangled form of "Spanglish" - or the "Peggy Hill" (from King of the Hill), "Spanish" translation?

Good thread, here ... !
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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"Refury-o" and "Meh-hay-a"
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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A lot of fill in and new weather anchors mis-pronounce cities around DFW. Sachse and Aledo are always being butchered.

Aledo: uh-lee-dough

Sachse: sack-see
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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And that would make perfect sense to someone who understands bar lingo, but not to someone who doesn't.

In most urban areas, if you order a "coke", they won't ask you which kind, but they'll bring you an actual Coke.
I don't hear it in bars and restaurants anymore, more in homes. "Yall want a coke?" "Sure. What do you have?"
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:03 PM
 
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Love these "pro-NOUNC-iation" posts! Y'all're havin' fun with it ... that's good!
I've been stuck - away from TEXAS - for nearly 10 years, and still use "fixin' to" in everyday talkin'.

Got a couple of other "Texas-isms" to ask about:
* How do y'all say "Refugio"?
* How do y'all say "Mexia"?
-
Many moons ago, in another life, I was part of a Country Music group who played regularly in those places.
I've heard them spoken as "Refury-o" and "Refu-hio", and "Meh-hay-a" and Mex-iya" ... by different sorts of folks.
I know that one-each of the pro-NOUNC-iations is more Spanish than anything, but ... What do y'all think?
Are the others a mangled form of "Spanglish" - or the "Peggy Hill" (from King of the Hill), "Spanish" translation?

Good thread, here ... !
Refu-hio and Meh-hay-a.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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A lot of fill in and new weather anchors mis-pronounce cities around DFW. Sachse and Aledo are always being butchered.

Aledo: uh-lee-dough

Sachse: sack-see
What about Celina? Se-line-ah. Not sure where that town is named after, but I always want to pronounce the long i as a long e.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:44 PM
 
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And that would make perfect sense to someone who understands bar lingo, but not to someone who doesn't.

In most urban areas, if you order a "coke", they won't ask you which kind, but they'll bring you an actual Coke.
I think you misunderstood the point. No one orders a Coke unless they want an actual Coke, same as if they wanted a Pepsi, they'd order a Pepsi. LOL Think about it, this is not difficult. It's the exact same thing as it would be if you called all soft drinks soda or pop. You want a Pepsi, you order a Pepsi, not a soda, not a pop, and it doesn't matter one iota where your location is.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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I've even heard Waco pronounced Wack-o. Newscasters and people from the North call Cleburne Cle-BORN, with heavy emphasis on the BORN. Irritating as all get out. Also heard the Yankee newscasters say Mex-e-ah.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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And that would make perfect sense to someone who understands bar lingo, but not to someone who doesn't.

In most urban areas, if you order a "coke", they won't ask you which kind, but they'll bring you an actual Coke.

In most urban areas (actually, every urban area that I've been in in the last 63 years), I'm asked if I want a coke (in a restaurant or a private home), and I say yes, and they ask "what kind", and then I usually say Dr Pepper.

So I beg to differ with your statement above.
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Where I live.
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I've even heard Waco pronounced Wack-o. Newscasters and people from the North call Cleburne Cle-BORN, with heavy emphasis on the BORN. Irritating as all get out. Also heard the Yankee newscasters say Mex-e-ah.
The way so many town names/places are butchered is unreal!
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