Texas Class of 2017

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:14 pm

Humidity, now that's something I'm familiar with.

I always assumed/heard that Houston was hotter than Austin. Interesting.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby TheWalrus » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:25 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Humidity, now that's something I'm familiar with.

I always assumed/heard that Houston was hotter than Austin. Interesting.

Highly accurate scientific experiment right here.

Austin 5 day: 75, 81, 88, 90, 93
Houston "": 75, 75, 82, 84, 88, 86

Austin is usually hotter than Houston rarely does Houston get above 99, quite often austin does. People just hate the humidity.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby BigZuck » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:26 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Humidity, now that's something I'm familiar with.

I always assumed/heard that Houston was hotter than Austin. Interesting.


Austin might "technically" be hotter than Houston if you use temperature as your gauge but if you're basing it off of "This is hell on earth" then during the summer I'll take 100 degrees in Austin over 95 degrees in Houston 10 times out of 10. The humidity in Houston is just brutal.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:28 pm

Where does Dallas fall on your scale of suffering?

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby TheWalrus » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:32 pm

BigZuck wrote:
cannibal ox wrote:Humidity, now that's something I'm familiar with.

I always assumed/heard that Houston was hotter than Austin. Interesting.


Austin might "technically" be hotter than Houston if you use temperature as your gauge but if you're basing it off of "This is hell on earth" then during the summer I'll take 100 degrees in Austin over 95 degrees in Houston 10 times out of 10. The humidity in Houston is just brutal.

I'm from around Houston, so I guess that's just what I'm used to. Are we including Mosquitos in this hell on hearth, cause that severely worsens Houston.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:56 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Where does Dallas fall on your scale of suffering?


I'm from a more humid area than dallas, about 1.5 hours east, and Dallas really is my favorite city during the summer.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby TheWalrus » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:05 pm

Attax wrote:
cannibal ox wrote:Where does Dallas fall on your scale of suffering?


I'm from a more humid area than dallas, about 1.5 hours east, and Dallas really is my favorite city during the summer.

Dallas, to me, has always appeared to be extremely boring. Counter thoughts?

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:18 pm

Mildly related: on my visit, the person I was staying with said they were going to "San Antone" for the day. Is that the local way of describing "San Antonio," or is it a new place I am unaware of?

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby TheWalrus » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:19 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:Mildly related: on my visit, the person I was staying with said they were going to "San Antone" for the day. Is that the local way of describing "San Antonio," or is it a new place I am unaware of?


You're gonna have fun with Texas slang.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby WokeUpInACar » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:20 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:Mildly related: on my visit, the person I was staying with said they were going to "San Antone" for the day. Is that the local way of describing "San Antonio," or is it a new place I am unaware of?

:lol: I wouldn't say that description is super common, but yeah same place.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:24 pm

TheWalrus wrote:
Will_McAvoy wrote:Mildly related: on my visit, the person I was staying with said they were going to "San Antone" for the day. Is that the local way of describing "San Antonio," or is it a new place I am unaware of?


You're gonna have fun with Texas slang.

Oh yes. :lol:

All right, so we have "Guadalupe" as "Gwad-a-loop," "San Jancinto" as "San Ga-sent-oh," and San Antone. Any other glaring Austin things that I'll say that will make me sound like an idiot/tourist?

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby TheWalrus » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:26 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:
TheWalrus wrote:
Will_McAvoy wrote:Mildly related: on my visit, the person I was staying with said they were going to "San Antone" for the day. Is that the local way of describing "San Antonio," or is it a new place I am unaware of?


You're gonna have fun with Texas slang.

Oh yes. :lol:

All right, so we have "Guadalupe" as "Gwad-a-loop," "San Jancinto" as "San Ga-sent-oh," and San Antone. Any other glaring Austin things that I'll say that will make me sound like an idiot/tourist?

I personally don't say any of those and most people don't, though I do have a very prominent Texas accent.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:45 pm

Yeah I'm going to need a full list of things not to say so I won't look like an idiot.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:50 pm

TheWalrus wrote:
Will_McAvoy wrote:
TheWalrus wrote:
Will_McAvoy wrote:Mildly related: on my visit, the person I was staying with said they were going to "San Antone" for the day. Is that the local way of describing "San Antonio," or is it a new place I am unaware of?


You're gonna have fun with Texas slang.

Oh yes. :lol:

All right, so we have "Guadalupe" as "Gwad-a-loop," "San Jancinto" as "San Ga-sent-oh," and San Antone. Any other glaring Austin things that I'll say that will make me sound like an idiot/tourist?

I personally don't say any of those and most people don't, though I do have a very prominent Texas accent.


I mean this as nice as possible, but you must not know many people. I know very few people that actually pronounce it as Guadalupe. Although San Antone isn't as common.

Here's some help!
Real name: Guadalupe
Pronunciation: Guad-a-loop
Other names: The Drag

Real name: San Jacinto
Pronunciation: San Ja-sin-toe, San Jac
Other names: No idea

Real name: Loop 1
Other names: Mopac

Real name: Interstate Highway 35 (runs through SA, Austin, Dallas)
Common name: 35

Real name: Capitol of Texas
Other names: Cap TX

Real name: Research Blvd
Other names: 183

Real name: 6th street
Other names: sixffthhhhhslk strayayayyyyyyyyyt!

Real name: Manchaca
How to not sound stupid: Man-chac

Real name: Burnet
How not to sound stupid: Burn-it

I'll gladly add as I can remember/others add suggestions. This will help to avoid you looking stupid/embarassing yourself in front of the sorority chick you were trying to pick up at the bar.
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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby WokeUpInACar » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:01 pm

Don't forget Manchacha Rd= "Man-Shack" and Burnet Rd= "Burn-it"

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:04 pm

Attax wrote:This will help to avoid you looking stupid/embarassing yourself in front of the sorority chick you were trying to pick up at the bar.


Glad you got our backs dude.

I'm on permanent wingman status, so I don't mind huge embarrassing pickup failures as much, but this is helpful. Nothing turns off a drunk woman like using hte formal name for a highway.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:13 pm

I thought sorority chicks were going to be picking ME up. Haven't I "made it"? Models, bottles, and so on and so forth?

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:22 pm

You'd hope, really: UT Law is the Harvard of the Southwest.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:25 pm

Harvard is the UT of the Northeast.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:51 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Harvard is the UT of the Northeast.


QFT!

Will_McAvoy wrote:
Attax wrote:This will help to avoid you looking stupid/embarassing yourself in front of the sorority chick you were trying to pick up at the bar.


Glad you got our backs dude.

I'm on permanent wingman status, so I don't mind huge embarrassing pickup failures as much, but this is helpful. Nothing turns off a drunk woman like using hte formal name for a highway.


Permanent wingman status is fine by me :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: IDK why, call it pretentiousness or whatever, but I seriously find it embarassing/hysterical when people try to pronounce some things properly. Probably b/c it is cute that they're from out of town and really trying! You know that that is the make or break it point for those UT girls!

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:58 pm

Ah the sympathy angle. That's going to be my go-to.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Cactus » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:11 pm

Attax wrote:I mean this as nice as possible, but you must not know many people. I know very few people that actually pronounce it as Guadalupe. Although San Antone isn't as common.

Here's some help!

Real name: San Jacinto
Pronunciation: San Ja-sin-toe
Other names: No idea

Real name: 6th street
Other names: sixffthhhhhslk strayayayyyyyyyyyt!


I'll gladly add as I can remember/others add suggestions. This will help to avoid you looking stupid/embarassing yourself in front of the sorority chick you were trying to pick up at the bar.


I'll add "San Jac" as a commonly used other name for San Jacinto.

I think it would also be useful to define the two primary districts on 6th Street - (1) West 6th (west of Lavaca) , (2) Dirty Six (east of Lavaca, west of 35). The names are self-explanatory..

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby Attax » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:13 pm

Cactus wrote:
I'll add "San Jac" as a commonly used other name for San Jacinto.

I think it would also be useful to define the two primary districts on 6th Street - (1) West 6th (west of Lavaca) , (2) Dirty Six (east of Lavaca, west of 35). The names are self-explanatory..


Good point, I always used san jac to refer to the dorm rather than the street, so I'll add that.

West 6th = I've never been
East 6th = more hipster, quieter, and more divey.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby McAvoy » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:14 pm

cannibal ox wrote:Ah the sympathy angle. That's going to be my go-to.

I've never had another angle.

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Re: Texas Class of 2017

Postby cannibal ox » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:17 pm

Will_McAvoy wrote:
cannibal ox wrote:Ah the sympathy angle. That's going to be my go-to.

I've never had another angle.


Proven effective.




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