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We read this headline last week in the business section of the Austin American-Statesman newspaper:

“Bank of America to cut branches”

(click here for the real story)

What comes to your mind?

Here’s what came to ours:

BofA to cut branches

Too bad money doesn’t grow on trees!

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… in Central Texas y’all!

This is a excerpt from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper some 15 years ago. We just came across it again and thought this to be a great blog post topic, especially for some of our friends who are new to the Austin area.

Here are a few of the most common Central Texas pronunciations followed by what some maintain are the correct ways to say them: 

  • Guadalupe: Gwa-da-loop vs. Gwa-da-LU-pay
  • Manchaca: Man-shack vs. Man-CHA-ka
  • Burnet: Burn-it vs. Burr-NETT
  • Manor: May-nor vs. Man-ner
  • Del Valle: Del-vallee vs. Del-VAH-yay
  • Elgin : L-gin (as in “begin”) vs. L-jun an L-jin (as in the liquor)
  • Pedernales: Purr-den-a-less vs. Ped-er-NAH-les
  • Koenig: Kay-neg vs. Co-neg
  • Llano: Lan-no vs. YAH-no
  • Govalle: Go-vallee vs. Go-VAH-yah
  • Coyote: Kahy-oht vs. Kahy-oh-tee
  • Poinsettia: Poin-set-uh vs. Poin-set-ee-uh

Enjoy the Texspeak y’all!!!

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… Someone Like You …

No, not the movie (although that was a funny role for Hugh Jackman) …

We came across this job posting in the Austin (Texas) American-Statesman (newspaper) classifieds, and it reminded us of a post from last month:

Like, totally … NOT

This listing also reminded us of the “Uncle Sam” U.S. Army posters from the 1940s. These messages were directly and effectively targeted. They were unambiguous, to say the least. There was no doubt that Uncle Sam wanted Y-O-U! Not someone like you. Not your friends. Not your family. Not your referrals. YOU!

So, we ask, why would a company who, we believe, really wants you, advertise that they need someone “like you” ?

We don’t get it …

(click on the image to enlarge)

someone like you

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