Saturday, 15 February 2020

Avoid Talking Fake-Texan

"Now if I were from Texas, I might say Donald Trump is scared as a cat at the dog pound. But since I'm from New York, I put it this way. We're scaring the living hell out of him, and we're just starting right now."

-- Mike Bloomberg, at a Texas rally

I paused over the quote from yesterday.  The thing that bothers me about this, is that this is not how a typical Texan would talk or compare things.  It sounds like some Yankee-guy who has flown an hour of advice on how to compare things in Texas, and then goes out to chat with Texas folks.