Have you ever listen to a "real" cowman..not an Urban Cowboy (BTW, they don’t like being called cowBOYS)talk? If you're from the city -it’s like visiting another planet. Let me give you an example:
A Real Cowman would say: "That greener borracho was airin’ the paunch last night. Too many brave makers at the Hoe dig. Probably why he’s airin the lungs this morning. That whistle's in need of some belly wash."
Have you figured it out yet?
It means: "That drunkard new guy from Mexico was vomiting last night. Too many whiskeys at the dance. Probably why he’s cussing and screaming this morning. That foolish young man's in needs some coffee."
Here's another one. See if you can get it. "That’s a cat-eyed, high-line rider who’s a gunny. He’s known for visiting Hassayampa creek when making deals. You’ll never see him sitting on his gun hand while drinking coffin varnish or chasing calico queens."
The meaning: A cat-eyed high-line rider is a very mean outlaw who rides the mountain ridge to keep an eye out for the law below. The kind of outlaw when he's in town has to keeps his eyes open, sits with back to wall, facing the door, to keep from being “downed” by a jealous rival. The gunny word means he’s also a hired gun. The Hassayampa creek means he’s know to lie. So he really can't be trusted. Never sitting on his gun hand is the kind of guy you see who keeps his hand close to the holster at all times even while drink whiskey or chasing a saloon whore.
Whew, are you ready for another one? Come on I’ll give you an easy one this time. "He’s a gun tipper leather slapper, and he’s built high above his corns."
Did you get this one? A Leather slapper is a gunmen. Gun tipper is a man who shoots through the end of a swivel holster. He never draws the weapon. And he’s so tall he can't tell you if his feet are cold. LOL
Here are a few more colorful words you just might enjoy:
Bull cheese = beef jerky
Border shifter = tossing gun from one hand to the other without pausing while firing it.
Can openers = spurs
Carpieta = saddle blanket
Case of slow = a man too slow to get his gun in action, loser in a gun fight with a gunny. ;-D
Hideout gun = derringer
His cinch is getting’ frayed = you’ve worn out your welcome
His cows have twins = suspected of being a cow thief.
Hame-headed = a stupid horse, sometime used for humans.
Five beans in a wheel = you’ve got five shots in your gun
Coffee cooler = one who is a loafer.
Cold blazer = someone who is bluffing.
Cattle Kate = a woman rustler
Alright, now that we’ve had some fun with our Cowmen…let’s talk other parts of the country… who can tell me different terms from where they’re from that the rest of us wouldn’t know.
New Jersey = “Getting wacked” meaning killed. “What the Fu…” Well, we all know the ending to that phrase. And it means, what’s going on?
Califorina = “Let’s do lunch” meaning, don’t call me – ever – but we’ll act like friends when we meet in public.
New York = “I’ll have my attorney call your attorney” A polite way to say, I’m going to sue you.
Kansas = “Just watching the grass grow” meaning, I’m bored.
O.K., your turn!
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