Posted by ESC on March 07, 2005
In Reply to: Re: Wild west phrases and slang wanted posted by R. Berg on March 07, 2005
: : Hello
: : I am making a western shortfilm, with cowboys and indians.
: : I need some phrases and funny cowboyslang to spice up my dialogues, do you know any or where to get them?
: : Southern Country American is also welcome ;)
: : /Tor
: Lower than a snake's belly.
: Fine as frog hair.
: White man speak with forked tongue.
: (Those are all clichés.)
What Word Camel said: Check out Larry McMurtry's western books or anything set in Texas, really. He has a knack for it.
Lonely as a preacher on pay night.
Restless as a hen on a hot griddle.
Crooked as a snake in a cactus patch.
From "Cowboy Lingo: A Dictionary of the Slack-Jaw Words and Whangdoodle Ways of the American West" by Ramon F. Adams (Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2000. Copyright 1936).
You should buy the above book.