Texas August 24, 2017
10 Silly Sayings That Only Make Sense If You’re From Texas
Nothing defines a region quite like its slang. Texas has its fair share of unique sayings, some of which are far more amusing than others. Here are 10 silly phrases that you’ll only understand if you’re from the Lone Star State.
1. "This ain't my first rodeo!"
Been there, done that. You can try, but you're not gonna fool us!
2. "Hissy fit."
Otherwise known as a temper tantrum.
3. "All git-out."
This is basically our way of saying "very." For example, "She was happy as all git-out" means she was extremely happy!
4. "Don't Mess With Texas!"
To the rest of the country, it's just us showing off our big guns and claiming we're better than everyone else (which we are.) But it's really just an anti-littering campaign! The more ya know, right?
5. "All hat and no cattle."
This is someone who "talks the talk" but doesn't "walk the walk," so to speak. A poser, know-it-all, etc. Someone who has a whole lot to say but has no idea what they're really talking about.
6. "I wouldn't trust him any farther than I can throw him."
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Let's say, for example, that someone told you they don't like Texas barbecue. That, my friends, is a perfect example of a person you shouldn't trust any farther than you can throw (or maybe not even that much.)
7. "Might could."
As in, "we might could go to the state fair today if it isn't too crowded!" The rest of the country just says, "may be able to," but we're too cool for that.
8. "Bless your heart."
This is our way of insulting people in the most polite way possible. For example, if someone told us that another state is better than Texas, we would simply tell them, "bless your heart!"
9. "More than you can shake a stick at."
A common way to use this phrase is when talking about money, but it can be used to describe anything in large quantities.
10. "Ready and rarin' to go."
As in, "I sure hope the football team is ready and rarin' to go for a good game tonight!"
Alright, Texans, it’s time to hear from y’all now! Are there any silly sayings unique to our state that we omitted? Let us know!