Ever wonder what some of them thar’ words mean
when you’re reading an
novel, watching a historic movie, or maybe even digging through your
grandparents old letters? Well, here's a guide to help!
From the wild and wooly mining camps, to the
rampages of the
Civil War, to the many
riding on the range, these folks often used terms and phrases that are
hard to figure out today. Yet other sayings still remain in every day
language, though usually specific to certain regions.
From the pages of period newspapers,
books, and century old dictionaries comes the slang, lingo, and phrases of the
American West. Even if you're not looking for a definition,
you'll get a peek into the charm and character of a historic era.