Wild west phrases

Posted by ESC on March 07, 2005

In Reply to: 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.