Friday, December 30, 2011

COWBOY....Slang, Phrases & Sayings



While researching  names for a Vintage project I was working on, I ran across all kinds of interesting  slang.   
I thought  wouldn't it be nice to  post a whole series on 
Slang..Phrases and Sayings.
So here we gooo.....
 
Naturally we are going to start with Cowboy Phrasing,
I being a  Texas  Cattle  Ranch Gal.
Enjoy , and if I left anything out that you think should be included. 
Please tell me in comments
  • Howdy.
  • Howdy Partner.
  • Ya'll.
  • Ride ‘em Cowboy.
  • Don’t squat on your Spurs.
  • Go West young Man, Go West.
  • I’m your Huckleberry.

  • A Cowboy is a man with guts and a Horse.
  • I’m gonna pump ya’ full of lead.
  • Head 'em up, move 'em out!
  • Fast is good but accurate is better.
  • Never drink unless your alone or with somebody.
  • Cowboy Coffee aint’ safe drinkin’.
  • Talk slowly but think Quickly
  • Howdy.


  • Howdy Partner.
  • Ya'll.
  • Ride ‘em Cowboy.
  • Don’t squat on your Spurs.
  • Go West young Man, Go West.
  • I’m your Huckleberry.
  • A Cowboy is a man with guts and a Horse.
  • I’m gonna pump ya’ full of lead.


  • Head 'em up, move 'em out!
  • Fast is good but accurate is better.
  • Never drink unless your alone or with somebody.
  • Cowboy Coffee aint’ safe drinkin’.
  • Talk slowly but think Quickly.
  • Don’t worry – I’ve been in tight----
  • That beats anything I ever helt, felt or smelt.
  • From the "Virginian" -TRampas called the Virginian 'Son of a Bitch' the
    response was "When you call me that, smile".

  • Never trust a cowboy, that can't lie to his horse.
  • He looks like he was put away wet.
  • Keep your fences horse-high, pig tails-tight & bulls-strong.
  • Keep all skunks, bankers & lawyers at a distance.
  • Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
  • A bumble bee is considerably faster th...an a John Deere tractor.
  • Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.
  • Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.
  • Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
  • Don't corner something that would normally run from you.
  • It doesn't take a very big person to carry a grudge.
  • Don't go milkin' your neighbors cow.
  • You cannot unsay a cruel word.


  • Every trail has a few puddles in it.
  • When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
  • The best sermons are lived, not preached.
  • Most of the stuff people worry about aint never gonna happen anyway.
  • Don't judge folks by their relatives.
  • Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  • Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.
  • Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
  • Sometimes you get, & sometimes you get got.
  • Don't fix it if it ain't broke.


  • Always drink upstream from the herd.
  • Good judgment comes from experience, & a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
  • If you really think you're a true person of INFLUENCE, try orderin' somebody else's dog around
  • Just 'cause you put your boots in the oven, that don't make 'em Biscuits.
  • That'll be the Day.
  • There's a time in a Mans Life when he needs to Cowboy Up and Ride.
  • God Willing and if the Creek Don't Rise.
  • You got em right where ya want em Son.
  • As long as there is one man, pushing one Cow there will always be COWBOYS!
  • Cowboy Coffee - Strong enough to float a Horseshoe.
  • There ain't a Bull that can't be Rode and ain't a Rider that Can't be Throwed







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