Comic Book Factoids: Cowboy Lingo

Here are some more neat fact pages culled from various vintage comic books.  These all help explain various slang words and expressions used by cowboys and folks in the old west.  If you really want to build up your cowboy vocabulary there have been a couple of books written on the subject.  The most promising is the aptly named Cowboy Lingo by Ramon Adams.  He is also the author of Western Words: A Dictionary of the Old West.  Then you also have Cowboy Language: The Original Lingo of the Cow Town Frontier written by Laurence E. Gesell, a professor at the University of Arizona.  I imagine these would be good references for promising writers of westerns. (You might want to right-click on the pictures and choose “Open Link in New Window” in order to see the picture at full resolution or look for the full resolution function on the bottom right of the carousel view).

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