Courtney regularly drives an hour southwest of Austin, past Dripping Springs, to practice dog agility at a barn her friend rents. It’s amazingly quiet once you get past the city, past the backroads, and out into the hills and trees. It was an overcast evening when I went with her so the sunset was a no-show. Yet, the serenity and variety of it wasn’t lost on me.
Southern American English
OK, here’s the deal. Wikipedia has it all wrong.
- Texas is not part of the South. Texas is its own unique thing. Sure we have dumbasses, but they are our dumbasses, wholly distinct from your typical Southern dumbass.
- In Texas, the way you refer to “you all” is “ya’ll”; it’s a contraction of “ya all”.
- They neglected to mention the idiomatic pronunciation of words like “oil” (ah-wllllll) or “wash” (warsh).
Please take it under consideration: Wikipedia is edited by a lot of damn Oklahomans.