Contraction in comparatives

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 21 14:56:54 UTC 2006

Good question. I'm not sure that I know what "Texican" is. I've always
thought that the word was a blend of "Texan" with "Mexican," i.e. a
synonym of TexMex, and the *very* few Texas Chicanos that I've known
spoke perfectly ordinary, phonetically-standard English.

But, now, thanks to your question, I'm thinking that, perhaps,
"Texican' is a blend of "Texan" with "American."

So, what up with that?


On 6/21/06, Bethany K. Dumas <dumasb at> wrote:
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> On Wed, 21 Jun 2006, Wilson Gray wrote:
> >think that they're speaking English. Of course, Southern speakers have
> >no problem with this because they're fully aware that they don't speak
> >English. They know that they speak either Ang-lish or Meh-cun. ;-)
> Um, where are you putting Texican?
> Bethany
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