Yeehaw! As many of you know, I was born and raised in Texas. I thought it would be interesting for you to read about some Texan sayings. Some of these can be heard throughout the Southern states of the USA as well. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it!
nu-uh – This simply means no.
Nu-uh, I’m not going there today!
shoot – We use this word where you might use the word ‘darn’.
Shoot, I really wanted to watch the football game tonight and I missed it!
wore-out – This comes from ‘worn out’. It means to be tired.
The cowboy is all wore out from his trip across the valley.
y’all – The contraction used for ‘you all’ down in the South.
When are y’all going to come over for dinner?
fixing to – This means you are about to do something. I use this a lot and my mother-in-law always points it out.
I’m fixing to go out to the store and buy some milk.
hissy fit – This is when someone gets really mad.
Wow, did you see her throw that hissy fit last night when her husband showed up with lipstick on his collar. Yikes!