Tag Archives: Oklahoma

Beyond the CSA: 12 Extinct Nations of the South, pt. 1

Until the late 19th century, the South was a virtual breeding ground for failed nations, nation-states and republics? Here’s a quick run-down of some of the highlights … or low-lights, as they were:

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Guns in Schools: Why Didn’t We Think of That?

Apparently, the state of Oklahoma is working hard to get themselves declared officially Southern. According to today’s Tulsa World, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is adding shotgun training to their existing offerings in the state’s schools. A program called Archery in the Schools is already in 310 schools statewide, and now shotguns are next. […]

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Grin and Bear it: A Baylor Fan’s Look at Re-alignment

“I am a Baylor Bear. And over the past twenty years, I’ve suffered through some tough times, some really tough times, and at least two really super-duper tough times. I have the right to say or sue anything I want.”

RSM Nicklaus Louis looks at conference re-alignment from a Baylor POV.

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Southern Sweet: I Scream for Blue Bell Ice Cream

This is an odd entrant for the Southern Sweets Showdown, I know. It’s not a specific flavor of ice cream, but a brand name. How does that work, you might ask? Because Blue Bell Ice Cream is awesome; that’s how.

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Twanglish Lesson: Squar’ Up

Twanglish Lessons is your bi-weekly guide to mastering the finer points of the Official Language of the South. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.

Today’s Twanglish Lesson was a bit of a revelation tot his Real Southern Man when I first heard it.

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Twanglish Lesson: Slap Out

Twanglish Lessons is your bi-weekly guide to mastering the finer points of the Southern language. Remember: it’s not English. It’s Twanglish.

The fun part of today’s Twanglish Lesson is that it’s not only a fairly common Southern phrase, but also a very uncommon place name.

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