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Don’t Let the Accent Fool You

Lots of people underestimate Texans because of our accents. I’ll post more on that another time. Meanwhile, I’m starting a collection of articles on famous Texans whose accents either caused people to underestimate them (as people love to do) or became an important part of their image.

One example is Lady Bird Johnson. Her strong Texas accent caused people to understimate her. Even in Texas she’s remembered mostly as the wildflower lady, because she founded an organization to preserve and promote Texas wildflowers. She was a former First Lady, wife of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, but she was also his political partner and a mover and shaker in her own right.

More famous Texas English speakers are coming soon.


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