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East Texans are pretty quick on the drawl (November 2012)

East Texans are pretty quick on the drawl
By Van Craddock

East Texas is a place like nowhere else. The Pineywoods is the land of pickup trucks, good ol' boys and, well, good ol' girls.
It's a place where the two most important activities are church and high school football … and not necessarily in that order. East Texas is a spot where nobody uses turn signals because you figure everybody in town knows where you're going anyway.
But the thing that most distinguishes East Texans from everybody else is our language which is, to be sure, unique. Here are a few examples:

Of course, this only scratches the surface. There are plenty of other East Texas expressions but I'm out of space. Besides, I've worked up a thirst and need a Co-Cola.