Internet humor/George W. Bush lexicon

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With the change in administrations, the White House and diplomatic corps have a whole new lexicon. George W. Bush will be bringing with him many friends from Texas; and for anyone not born in the Lone Star State, the Texan accent and the cowboy colloquialisms may seem a bit strange. Here then is a guide to a few of the more colorful expressions you might encounter:

  • 1. The engine's arunnin' but ain't nobody driving
  • = Not overly-intelligent
  • 2. As welcome as a skunk at a lawn party
  • (self-explanatory)
  • 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 we've not been formally introduced
  • 6. He thinks the sun came 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 ain'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 biscuits
  • = You can say whatever you want about something, but that doesn't change what it is


Source: internet joke exchange - no one will own up.