Tag Archives: Twanglish

Twanglish Lessons: Tell Big Momma and Them We Said “Hey”

Now that we’ve gotten past our 15 minutes of fame (or was it infamy?) brought on by being slanderously maligned in The New Yorker, it’s time to get back to the business of “reveling in the New South and wrasslin’ with the Old.” And what better way to do that than a new Twanglish Lesson?

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Twanglish Lesson: Old Timer’s

Twanglish Lessons is your semi-unregularly posted guide to mastering the finer points of the Official Language of the South. Remember: it’s not English; it’s Twanglish. Twanglish Lessons is back!

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Twanglish Trumps QWERTY

The QWERTY keyboard has outlived its usefulness, and we think Twanglish can make it better. “Of course it can, ” you say. “Twanglish makes everything better.” But how? First, let’s look at the problem.

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If I Hadn’t Stopped: Conversations from the Walmarts

“It’s a heady thing to have someone’s entire life story dumped in your lap while standing in frozen foods.”

Read Wayne Franklin’s account of his encounter with a down-on-his-luck Southern man at “the Walmarts.”

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Twanglish Lesson: Spell

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

We’ve all heard about the kind of spell that a witch or wizard might cast on someone to say, turn them into a toad or make them go see a Michael Bay film. But we Southerners have our own types of spells: one good, one bad.

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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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Twanglish Lesson: Tucker

Twanglish Lessons is you bi-weekly guide to the finer points of the Southern language. Remember, it’s not English; it’s Twanglish.

Today’s Twanglish Lesson is all about what happens when a Southerner has pushed themselves too far.

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