‘Hoss’ Is the Official Slang Word of Texas (Says Slate)

Says Slate.

Slate's map. Are you buying it, hoss?
Slate’s map. Are you buying it, hoss?

I’ve lived in Texas for most of the past 30 years, and I’ve never used the word “hoss.” Don’t know that I’ve heard it spoken aloud — except maybe on TV? But Slate came up with a convoluted process for declaring the official slang words of each state, and “hoss” is what we get.

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