A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from December 31, 2007
Texasing ("Texas” as a verb)

"Texasing” is a use of “Texas” as a verb. When President George W. Bush shook up his cabinet (composed largely of people from Texas) in April 2006, it was written that he was “de-Texasing” his administration.

The verb use of “Texas” is not common, but it is increasing and is easily understood.


24 October 1954, San Antonio (TX) Express and News, pg. 10B, col. 1:
We see by the Express and News where Laredo is thinking of seceding from Texas once more.

Laredo did that last year—when it set up the Republic of the Rio Grande. In fact, historically, the Laredo area did, at one time, become the headquarters of the Republic of the Rio Grande movement.

All this gave the historic old border city the distinction of out-Texasing Texas: Laredo has served under seven flags, Texas under six. The seventh flag, of course, was the Republic of the Rio Grande. 

30 December 1964, Zanesville (OH) Times Recorder, pg. A5, cols. 1-2 headline:
Out Texasing Texans

Google Books
Darkroom Dynamics: A Guide to Creative Darkroom Techniques
by Jim Stone
Marblehead, MA; Curtin & London
1979
Pg. 85:
The Texasing of an Artist 1978.

pleonast.com" jamilo
Weekend update... 07-02-04 10:13pm EST
So I decided to hold off on the trip to Texas for several reasons… In no particular order those reasons are as follows:

1. I could not find anyone who was able to make the trip with me.
2. I have not gotten enough sleep the past few nights to be able to drive 15 hours alone.
3. I need to save money…
4. My sister just had surgery and wants me to come home.
5. I can wait a little while till Nathan moves closer to BG to see his face.

Sooo.... I’m a little bummed about that, but instead of Texasing it this weekend I will instead be enjoying some bowling tonight, some homecooking tomorrow, some family time, some Tennessee fun fourth of July activities, perhaps a little ultimate frisbee on Sunday and maybe a little BYG action…

this is it (LiveJournal)
Oct. 18th, 2005
(...)
i will chauffer my mexican baby over to the airport so she can get some texasing in (ew—but i love her anyway), and then i’ll go home and sleep in a big bed, and eat real food, and cuddle with my dogs, and love my parents, and not be poor.

Guardian Unlimited
White House shake-up is just the beginning as Bush’s party fights to keep control of Congress
Paul Harris in New York
Sunday April 23, 2006
The Observer
(...)
It would also see yet another of one of Bush’s closest Texas confidants leave the White House. There has been a dramatic ‘de-Texasing’ of the administration. McClellan, Rove and Miers all came with Bush to Washington from Texas. The reshuffle has been a reversal for a president who places a high value on sticking by his own officials. It is widely believed that neither Card nor McClellan wanted to go.

TPMCafe
On May 20, 2006 - 10:15am PW said:
Lordy, lordy. Connecticut is out-texasing Texas. 

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Aaron
Oct 23 2007 7:34 PM
Well you have fun Texasing it up...and bring me back something! lol But yeah, I’m coaching Southern’s 7th graders and it’s going really well so far.

Spinooti
Unlocked for Jill maybe? Has anyone heard from Jill? Is she Texasing at all?
The 6th of December, in the year of our Lord 2006 | 10:14 am

YOU ARE: An old Texasy chum
I AM: Your old Texasy chum
WE SHOULD: Do stuff
WHEN: January 1 - January 9th
MY LAST TRIP: Sort of stank
THINGS WE CAN DO: Old South, Three Joe’s, Medieval Times, the flea market, the museum of science and history, Denny’s and Wal-Mart at three in the morning---Texas things.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, December 31, 2007 • Permalink