The White House is not just getting a new team, but a whole new language.

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 can seem a bit strange.

Here is a guide to a few of the more colorful (colourful ?) expressions they might encounter :

The engine's runnin' but ain't nobody driving Not overly-intelligent
As welcome as a skunk at a lawn party (Self-explanatory)
Tighter than bark on a tree Not very generous
Big hat, no cattle All talk and no action
We've howdied but we ain't shook yet We've made a brief acquaintance, but not been formally introduced
He thinks the sun come up just to hear him crow He has a pretty high opinion of himself
She's got tongue enough for 10 rows of teeth That woman can talk
It's so dry the trees are bribin' the dogs We really could use a little rain around here
Just because a chicken has wings doesn't mean it can fly Appearances can be deceptive
This ain't my first rodeo I've been around awhile.
He looks like the dog's been keepin' him under the porch Not the most handsome of men
They ate supper before they said grace Living in sin
Time to paint your butt white and run with the antelope Stop arguing and do as you're told
As full of wind as a corn-eating horse Rather prone to boasting
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

Thanks Eileen K

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