[PW] the non-panhandle part of the state is called what?

Linda Stephenson lindas at dbu.edu
Fri Feb 17 12:11:30 PST 2017

Texas has a panhandle and we, in the Dallas area, call our non-panhandle part of the state "North Texas" There's also east Texas, south Texas, and so on. I don't know how other states designate a non-panhandle part of their state. Does that help?

Linda Stephenson
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Dallas Baptist University
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On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 12:46 PM, anne rojas <anne.c.rojas at gmail.com> wrote:

When a state has a panhandle, what is the part of the state that's not the
> panhandle called?  Is there a word for it?

I've never heard it given a name.  Perhaps people living in the panhandle might call it the pan, but those who don't probably exercise their non-panhandler privilege and just blur the disttinction between the state and the pan.

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