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5 Texas Sayings Y’all Heard as Young’uns

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Each region of this great country of ours has their own sayings unique to their upbringing. Texas has some great ones we all grew up on, and some of us repeat them still today! For those that are unfamiliar, they can often be head-scratchers, but with a little finesse and some time spent with the right people (Texans, of course!) you can often figure them out on your own. Here are five Texas sayings y’all probably heard as young’uns:

“Got a Burr in Their Saddle”

5 Texas Sayings Y’all Heard as Young’uns

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You guessed it – they’re angry!

“Lower than a Snake’s Belly in a Wagon Rut”

5 Texas Sayings Y’all Heard as Young’uns

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You can’t get much lower than that!

“Running all Over Hell’s Half-Acre”

5 Texas Sayings Y’all Heard as Young’uns

Photo: Pinterest/Madeline Fisher

Now that’s busy!

“Could Make a Preacher Cuss”

5 Texas Sayings Y’all Heard as Young’uns

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Irritation at its best!

“Only Got One Oar in the Water”

5 Texas Sayings Y’all Heard as Young’uns

Photo: Pinterest/Leslie Greene

In other words, “They’re not running on all four cylinders!”