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Balaji Loganathan
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Where can i learn slangs like this ??
Any websites ?

Hoooooo Doggey - where ya headed pardner?
We don't seem to have the page yer lookin' fer.
Mebbe we're callin' it somethin else now.
We suggest you mosey on over to the
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Shirley Sassparilla
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You can watch old westerns or you kin move to west Texas. Midland/Odessa or Crawford might work. Problem with Crawford is that local boy has started importen a bunch a yankees.

IIRC somebody posted a link to a page that would morph normal languange into slangs like these in MD some while back.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Not sure what Sunitha's trying to say, but Googling around for "cowboy language" and "cowboy lingo" does turn up some useful pages. Here's a book that looks really useful.
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Gail Mikels
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Here's my all-time favorite "reference" book: How To Speak Southern




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Balaji Loganathan
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Thanks for the replies.
Stan James
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Look for Beverly Hillbillies on cable.


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