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Speak Texan in 30 Minutes or Less
     

Speak Texan in 30 Minutes or Less

by Lou Hudson
 

In a parody of Berlitz phrasebooks, veteran Lone Star journalist Lou Hudson has spilled the beans on how best to wrap one's tongue around Texaspeak so that even recovering Yankees can make their way in this whole other country.

Finally there's hope for that brother-in-law from Hoboken and your banker from Duluth. Folks like them will be able to make themselves

Overview

In a parody of Berlitz phrasebooks, veteran Lone Star journalist Lou Hudson has spilled the beans on how best to wrap one's tongue around Texaspeak so that even recovering Yankees can make their way in this whole other country.

Finally there's hope for that brother-in-law from Hoboken and your banker from Duluth. Folks like them will be able to make themselves understood to Texans without having to revert to notepads and hand gestures.

Speak Texan not only is a pronunciation guide but also a handy work that provides numerous insights into Lone Star lingo and the thinking that goes behind it in a very entertaining format. It's designed to fit in the rear pocket of your Wranglers for a quick point of reference.

Hudson was born, weaned, and schooled in Texas and has never lived anywhere else. The rest of the book is pure de Texas too. Designer Ty Walls also is a lifelong Texan. The whole deal was printed and bound in Fort Worth. Can't get more Texan than that, surely.

Speak Texan is the first work of the aggressive, but nearly mythical Texas Twang Preservation Society. Its conception was motivated by the need to conserve, promote and document the lingua franca of this unique state of mind, endangered as it is by Hollywood mis-elocution and by for-profit, accent-reduction scams.

Editorial Reviews

Glenn Dromgoole
'Speak Texan in 30 Minutes' explains the meaning of Texan-speak such as 'Kinihepyyew,' 'Heighty,' and 'How'syamomandthem.' The Great Texas Line publishes useful and entertaining small books, 4.25 inches by 5.5 inches, reasonably priced ... They make good remembrance or stocking stuffer gifts, and easily fit into a purse or pocket or glove compartment.
Abilene (Texas) Reporter-News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781892588104
Publisher:
Great Texas Line
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
272,902
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Lou Hudson is a fourth generation Texan whose Lone Star roots trace back to the 1850s. The Fort Worth native attended the University of Texas at Arlington when it was still Arlington State College. Forced to become a print journalist because Yankees could not understand his speech, he 35 years reporting and editing at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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