used to describe everything from mild annoyance to dangerous, murderous rage. Usually pronounced "agger-vated."
all swole up
an alternative to aggravated, but sometimes carries connotations of being obstinate, proud and self-abosorbed, in addition to being aggravated.
all choked up
upset, overcome with emotions (other than aggravation). A person is usually "all choked up" when they are deeply moved by sadness or by the thoughtfulness of others.
all worked up
in a state of aggravation, arousal of some type, in a state of deeply offended pride, offended sensibilities, in a state of anxiety, etc. Agitated.
a synonym for coffee, when the Arbuckle brand was virtually the only one available.
usually means football.
adjective used to describe milk that has begun to sour.
storm that comes up as a giant, blue-black cloud of cold air comes over the warm gulf air and "just about freezes us to death!" Rain and wind may accompany the black cloud.
used to describe something that doesn't fit properly or is out of line.
come hell or high water
shows determination to proceed, regardless of the problems, obstacles, etc.
to have conniptions is to get upset and raise a ruckus.
tough and/or bad tempered man, woman or horse.
dad blame it, dad gum it, dag nab it
euphamisms coined to allow expressive speech without swearing.
depending on the Dillo, this can be the noontime meal or the evening meal.
eaten up, destroyed, oxidized.
fit to be tied
food; the rest of the meal, excluding the main dish.
getting ready to do something.
an extraordinary amount of rain.
an old cowboy term meaning "old rascal." It's generally meant affably.
go ahead on
"You go ahead, I'll catch up later."
go to the house
go in for dinner/supper, depending on the Dillo.
an extraordinary amount of rain.
This term was never actually defined, but I get the impression it's a state of extreme agitation and not a pretty thing to see.
How do you do?
used instead of "I swear."
a few fingers tastier than finger-lickin' good.
took off, started out, or absconded across some terrain.
a pretty girl.
a loner, an independent cuss, wild. First used to describe cattle owned by Sam Maverick of Galveston Island. His cattle were "wild-like" and he'd swim them across West Bay and join up with the herd going north. When cattle broke the herd, the wranglers said, "That's one of Maverick's."
a storm; not as bad as a blue norther.
and old rascal (or galoot) who is tough and/or bad-tempered.
a directional phrase meaning "over there."
over in through there, also: you go up in through there.
Directional phrase; one I'm told foreigners (read: anybody except a Texan) have trouble understanding.
an individual's farm or ranch.
common mutt horse.
see above. This is definitely not a compliment, and should not be treated as such.
knocked down, smashed flat, with dramatic force.
wood that is hard and resistant to rot and can be used for fenceposts.
doin' aw'right; probably a reference to the quality of horse you are riding. If you're poor, you ride a burro (short) or a plug. If you're wealthy, you might ride a thoroughbred or Tennessee Walker; therefore, you're ridin' high.
an expletive (should be used with an exclamation point).
a piece of wood that is cut on an angle is cut slaunchways.
a particularly important Texas adjective meaning worthless, no-count, useless, bad. Enhanced inflection makes it more emphatic.
squaddies (or is that quaddies?)
cowboys. This was a very common term in the 19th century.
Once again, depending on the Dillo, this can be either the noon or the evening meal.
milk that tastes good.
a very heavy downpour.
began, adapted, started liking. Use #l: He's taken to drinking." Use #2: She's taken to that new job of hers right off."
the friendly creature
19th century term for whiskey.
to spill or dump
walkin' in tall cotton
doin' aw'right (see ridin' high)
as far as I can tell, this is an extremely useful, if somewhat vague verb of many uses. It's usually used as a past participle. "The wheel was wallered out." or "The Dillo List wallered down an gave that little nawthun lady a bunch of Texas Tawk."
whole nuther thing
soemthing else entirely
when something is not fitting properly, e.g., "You'll never get that wine open, the corscrew is all whomperjawed!"
fatigued, exhausted; also sometimes used for "worn out" machinery, etc.
type of human who is at the bottom of many Texas methaphysical, moral and cultural paradigms. Damnyankee is thought to be objectively descriptive rather than profane, and it is comfortably accomodated in some social environments where "bad language" is otherwise controlled by inherent coercive prohibitions. (Note: Although it is often said that damnyankees do a pretty good job of compiling Texasisms.)
My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.