6 episodes

Talk Like a Texan – Host John Nova Lomax delves into the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the Texas lexicon.

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    • 4.4, 55 Ratings

Talk Like a Texan – Host John Nova Lomax delves into the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the Texas lexicon.

    This One's For All Y'all

    This One's For All Y'all

    John Nova Lomax discusses the proper usages of Y'all with UT Associate Professor of English and Linguistics Lars Hinrichs.

    • 21 min
    Talk Like a Texan: Let's Chaw the Rag

    Talk Like a Texan: Let's Chaw the Rag

    Howdy, y'all, why don't you put on your sitting britches, and let's chaw the rag, as this episode of Talk Like a Texan is all about our pithy and colorful sayings

    • 36 min
    Manchaca or Manshack?

    Manchaca or Manshack?

    John Nova Lomax explores the sometimes messy but always rewarding collision of Spanish and English in the Lone Star State.

    • 23 min
    What Do You Call Your Grandparents?

    What Do You Call Your Grandparents?

    What do you call your grandparents? Granny and grandpa? Mammaw and Pappaw? Abuelo and abuela? Or something else entirely? It seems like there are as many variations on this theme as there are yoga studios in Austin, and we talked to experts and rank and file Texans alike in an effort to reach a broad consensus.

    • 14 min
    Byway of the Highway

    Byway of the Highway

    What do you call that little road next to the great big freeway?

    • 16 min
    How To Say Pecan (Correctly)

    How To Say Pecan (Correctly)

    In our first episode, host John Nova Lomax guides us through the proper way of pronouncing "pecan."

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

CamilleFromTexas ,

Really enjoyed episode 1

It’s pecan, and I laughed out loud at “pee-can sounds like something you take on a long roadtrip”!

5th Gen Txn ,

Baby come back!

This is awesome and I’m sad it’s been so long since another episode dropped. My Austin born and raised wife always makes fun of me for using “feeder road”. Now we know it’s the “Houston” in me coming out. Now if we could figure out why I say “buggy” and not “shopping cart”.

This_ismeh ,

Love it!!

You gotta love everything Texas!

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