Texas Talk

The White House is not just getting a new team, but a whole new language.
Here's hoping that you all get dubbed w/ a nickname by Dubya.  In the
below is an aide memoire to help Gov't--and former Gov't--workers
with the new regime.
1.  The engine's runnin' but ain't nobody driving.
   = Not overly intelligent.
2.  As welcome as a skunk at a lawn party.
3.  Tighter than bark on a tree.
   = Not very generous.
4.  Big hat, no cattle.
   = All talk and no action.
5.  We've howdied but we ain't shook yet.
   = We've made a brief acquaintance, but not been formally introduced.
6.  He thinks the sun come up just to hear him crow.
   = He has a pretty high opinion of himself.
7.  She's got tongue enough for 10 rows of teeth.
   = That woman can talk.
8.  It's so dry the trees are bribin' the dogs.
   = We really could use a little rain around here.
9.  Just because a chicken has wings doesn't mean it can fly.
   =Appearances can be deceptive.
10.  This isn't my first rodeo.
   = I've been around awhile.
11.  He looks like the dog's been keepin' him under the porch .
   = Not the most handsome of men.
12.  They ate supper before they said grace.
   = Living in sin.
13.  Time to paint your butt white and run with the antelope.
   = Stop arguing and do as you're told.
14.  As full of wind as a corn-eating horse.
   = Rather prone to boasting.
15.  You can put your boots in the oven, but that doesn't make them
   = You can say whatever you want about something, but that doesn't change
what it is.

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