We moved to Dallas in the late 80s. I expected people there to talk with a Texas accent, but I didn’t expect was a unique Texas vernacular.
For example, the phrase “out-of-pocket” means away and unreachable, as in “I’ll be out of pocket for a few hours this afternoon.”
The phrase “New York minute” means quickly, as in “I’ll have that finished in a New York minute.”
My favorite Texas phrase was “fixin’ to,” as in “I’m fixin’ to call the plumber,” which means at some point or possibly never.
(Exactly 90 words)
Written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt, where the word is “vernacular” in exactly 90 words.