Are We Dallasites or Dallasonians? Fort Worthers or Fort Worthians? Etymology Tells Us Who We Are

Barry Popik, a lawyer in Austin, likes words. He spends a lot of time researching the history of familiar phrases. He once went to great lengths to convince Nancy that hamburgers weren’t invented in Texas. He has a website on which he discusses the etymology of a host of terms, posts photos of himself with […]

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Is Miles Austin Gay?

No, he isn’t. But that headline got you to read this post, right? I bet you feel cheated now. And I don’t blame you. Because that’s exactly how I felt when I read this Philadelphia magazine story — because it’s not a story. At all. The cover tagline got me. “Which Eagles and Phillies Are […]

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Deported Runaway Jakadrien Turner Never Told Authorities She Is a U.S. Citizen

So says the Houston Police Department and ICE in this (paywalled) article from Selwyn Crawford at the DMN. Both agencies, it seems, had a hand in deporting the 15-year-old Oak Cliff girl to Colombia. And it kind of sounds a little like the authorities are blaming her. Also, it appears she’s pregnant. This has been […]

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Things to Do in Dallas Tonight: January 5, 2012

Let’s talk about sex. Would you believe that not every world religious tradition carries around the sort of puritanical baggage we’re often stuck with here in the God-fearing United States? According to the Dallas Museum of Art, “sexual pleasure and religious ecstasy were often united in ancient India.” Yes, we’re talking about the Kama Sutra, […]

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