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Twanglish Lesson: Otter, Awta & Orta

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

Today’s Twanglish Lesson sounds a bit like a children’s book title in the making.

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Twanglish Lesson: Dawg

Twanglish Lessons is your (sometimes) bi-weekly guide to the ins and outs of the Official Language of the South. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.

Well, I’ll be dawg! Twanglish Lessons are back from a two-month hiatus!

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Real Southern Rule #19: Get A Dog

The middle class, perhaps reflecting their own jambalaya of a heritage, embrace the mutts. In fact, anyone who brags about being 1/96 Cherokee but refuses to own a mixed-breed dog is not to be trusted.

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Introducing Real Southern Rules

Let us start by apologizing for how slow things have been on the site lately. Goodness knows y’all need your “Twanglish Lessons” and profiles of Real Southern Men just to get through these tough times. At least, that’s what we keep telling ourselves.

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Twanglish Lesson: Finna

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 is almost like meta-Twanglish: a Twanglish word that is a lazier, slurred, contracted version of another Twanglish term.

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Twanglish Lesson: Directly

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 is a matter of time.

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Twanglish Lesson: Once’t (or however you spell it)

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.

Every so often you come across a Twanglish word that you have no idea how to spell.

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Twanglish Lesson: Tar

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.

Sometimes it’s not easy coming up with new Twanglish Lessons. The homogenized TV-speak that has infected most of our speech since early childhood has a way of blocking out the best Twanglish phrases in your memory.

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Twanglish Lesson: Futbaw

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.

If you’re offended by discussions of religion, you’ll want to avoid today’s Twanglish Lesson, because this one is all about one of the great religions of the South.

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Twanglish Lesson: Mama

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

In the scholarly study of Twanglish, one will sometimes encounter words which appear to be no different than the corresponding words in English.

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