Talk Like a Texan Flash Cards

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A group of designers and photographers in Austin, Texas strongly believes that someday you will find yourself in a Texas Honky Tonk, and you will be surrounded by local folks using words and phrases that you probably won't understand.

Example: "That idiot drove through the yard! He hit the mailbox and now it sits all Catty Whumpus."

Time to study up.

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The Texas Alphabet Flash Card deck, by creative studio PUBLIC SCHOOL, includes a set of 3-by-9-inch cards with each of the 26 letters (and one extra "F" for "Feeder," an east Texas word for access road) and a "Texan Sayings intro to our euphemisms" card.

Now, you just better hope they pony you up to the Texas Speak so you're not what they call an Arizona cowboy: all hat and no cattle.


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