I'm not sure how I'd find such results on Google, you see - for this or for my next question.
Texan accents and colloquialisms - I don't quite mean as in pronunciation and such. I'm deaf, so I don't have an ear for those things. So to speak! I also don't care to do the apostrophe thing. Or spelling differently to reflect pronunciation. What I mean is... well, word choice. What words would a (stereotypical?) Texan tend towards in daily conversation?
... and on a tangent from that - I used to like reading David Edding's Belgariad and Malloreon series so I borrowed the Elenium and the Tamuli from the library a few months ago. In my opinion, they are some of the most hateful books I have read in recent memory. Amongst those books' faults, I felt that the frustrating similarity in converstional word choices stood high. Er, which brings me to my third question - which I'm not sure is on-topic for this comm.
Are there any general guides for making character "voices" distinct? If there's a community this quesiton is more appropriate for, point me towards it?