Speak Texan in 30 Minutes or Less
A humorous guide from the mythical Texas Twang Preservation Society to understanding why Texans speak the way they do. Written by veteran Texas journalist Lou Hudson, the mock traveler’s phrasebook makes a perfect gift for a newcomer to the state or a reminder for the displaced Texan on how they should talk when they return.
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.
4.25 inches wide x 5.5 inches high