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You from around these parts?

If the pronunciation of Burnet as “Burn-It” and the reference of Guadalupe as “The Drag” aren’t burned into your brain, then you may not be. Whether you’re a newbie to the city or just haven’t fully acclimated, we’re here to help. Around these parts, we say things a certain way. And now, you can too. This is the Austin Slang Dictionary.

The Thing: Burnet Road | You Say: Burn-It

The Thing: Guadalupe St. near the UT Campus | You Say: The Drag

The Thing: Sixth St. from Congress Ave. to I-35 | You Say: Dirty 6th

The Thing: Lady Bird Lake | You Say: Town Lake

The Thing: Menchaca Rd. | You Say: Man-Shack

The Thing: Texas State Highway Loop 1 | You Say: MoPac

The Thing: Sixth St. West of Congress Ave. | You Say: West

The Thing: 2 mexican martinis at each Trudy’s location | You Say: The Trudy’s Challenge

The Thing: Koenig | You Say: Kay-Nig

The Thing: Manor | You Say: May-Nor

The Thing: The University of Texas Campus | You Say: Forty Acres

The Thing: South Congress | You Say: SoCo

The Thing: The Barton Creek Greenbelt | You Say: The Greenbelt

The Thing: San Jacinto Boulevard | You Say: SanJac

The Thing: A high-alcohol content drink with several different liquors | You Say: Texas Tea

The Thing: Barbarella | You Say: Barbs

The Thing: Hotel Vegas | You Say: Vegas

The Thing: Barton Springs | You Say: Barton

The Thing: Frost Bank Tower | You Say: The Owl Building

The Thing: The area near The Domain Mall | You Say: The Domain

The Thing: SXSW Music, Film, & Interactive Festival | You Say: South By

The Thing: Cheer Up Charlies | You Say: Cheer Ups

The Thing: Circuit of the Americas | You Say: COTA (Coat-Uh)

The Thing: Do512 | You Say: Do Five-One-Two (Not Do Five-Twelve…)

Credit: Do512

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