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Talking in Texan, Lesson Three

After last week's challenging footnote, I hope you're ready to move on. Here we go!

boll: boil, pronounced...well, "boll"
contextual example: We done ate 'bout 200 pounds of bolled crawfeesh thuther day.

thuther: the other, pronounced "thuuuuhther "
contextual example: (you may also see the example for boll)
Person A: You wont thiswin?
Person B: No, I wont thutherwin.

Do you smell that? I think my spell-checker is burning...

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Blogger BecsLifeOnline said...

"Do you smell that? I think my spell-checker is burning..."

Hahahahahaha!!! Seriously, I laughed SO hard at this.

4/29/2007 3:04 PM

Blogger Delina said...

I must say that "thuther" is not completely clear. I might have to repeat this lesson.

Maybe you could create a Texan spell check...?

4/30/2007 1:28 AM

Blogger Tracie B. said...


delina--don't worry delina, i am aware that this is an overwhelmingly intellectual pursuit for some of you and i don't expect perfection.

4/30/2007 9:09 AM

Anonymous Randy said...

Okay, Tracie if you are going to give lessons in talking Texan you must spell it right. The actual correct spelling for this lazy way of say "the other" is Tuther. There is no h after the first "t". I cain't believe that after all I learnt you and sent you to UT thet you cain't get Tuther spelt more gooder then thet.

4/30/2007 1:35 PM

Anonymous Jennifer said...

You're dad is so cute. But, I gotta say you're preaching to choir on this one. CJ always makes fun of how I pronounce "him" -"eem." For example, "Will you please give it to eem?" I think the folks might need a lesson on this one.

4/30/2007 2:22 PM

Blogger Tracie B. said...

dad--i only dun did 5 yeersa collidge.

ok jenn, i will line that one up together with talina's suggestion :)

4/30/2007 3:11 PM

Blogger FinnyKnits said...

Can "thuuther" be paired with 'un to produce "thuutherun"?

I feel like I've heard this during my few trips to Texas.

Too funny about your spellcheck. Teehee :)

4/30/2007 5:34 PM

Blogger Delina said...

So that's why I had problems. You spelt it wrong. Honestly Tracie, how am I supposed to learn like this? I'm never going to get past beginner level. LOL! Thanks Tracie's Dad.

5/01/2007 1:49 AM

Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

LOL. thanks for the lessons.

5/01/2007 10:06 AM

Blogger em said...

oh honey, I could use me uh pound uh crawfeesh rat abat nah...these yankees don't know wut their missin! I'm goin home to Looziana in a few weeks, just missin crawfeesh season *tear*

5/01/2007 2:00 PM

Blogger Cherrye said...

You didnt really go to a crawfish boil did you??? Ohhh, rub it in!!!

5/07/2007 7:01 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My 1st year in texas, a customer asked where are the "bucks" I'm thinking with the does in the forest, he was asking for books. Another guy said where are the "ass-chests" and while I'm covering body parts with embarrassment he was looking for an ice chest. Needless to say it took at least a. Full year to understand everyone because of the sound of words... I never say ya all in austin... then I visit albuquerque and ya all comes out of my mouth daily..."go figggurrre"

7/28/2009 11:19 AM

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