January 23, 2009

The Friday Record - Words of the Old West


Words of the Old West....Test Your Knowledge.

So, here's a pop quiz. These words are from WESTERN WORDS: A Dictionary of the Old West by Ramon F. Adams. I'll list the words, followed by the definitions. Can you match them up? On Sunday, I'll draw from everyone who gives it a try....even if you're not 100% correct, and the winner will receive a copy of SALVATION BRIDE.

Just write the Letter next to the Number, for example 12 Z, 13 X 14 T. Good luck. LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL, SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN THE DRAWING.

1. Daniel Boones
2. kack
3. pooch
4. buttermilk
5. one-eyed scribe
6. dusted
7. top off
8. high lonesome
9. woolies
10. slop

A. the name of a dish made of sugar, tomatoes and bread
B. slang name for a six-gun
C. a contemptuous term given the long-haired pseudo scouts and would-be bad men
D. a big drunk
E. a common name for sheep
F. thrown from a horse
G. a motherless calf
H. to go
I. to ride first, to take the rough edges off a horse
J. slang for saddle

Anna Kathryn
http://www.aklanier.com/

15 comments:

Paty Jager said...

1. Daniel Boones
2. kack - C
3. pooch -G
4. buttermilk - D
5. one-eyed scribe -B
6. dusted - F
7. top off -I
8. high lonesome -H
9. woolies - E
10. slop -A

I know some are right, some are guesses. Fun!

Penelope West said...

1C
9E
5B
6F
3G
8I
2J
4A
7H
10D
Most of these are guesses. I got a kick out of this. Gotta get the book!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Paty, I need to write them down, so I can see how people did. Of course, I'll write the correct answers on Sunday, after I draw for a winner.

PS, I'd expect the Queen of Western Romance to get a few right...lol

A.K.

Ginger Simpson said...

I already have my copy so I'll pass on the test. Great story, AK...but then I'm a die-hard fan.

Ginger

Kathy Otten said...

I read that book many years ago, but don't remember any of it. Here's my shot at it.
1. C
2. A
3. J
4. G
5. B
6. F
7. I
8. H
9. E
10.D

Stefanie said...

1C
2J
3G
4D
5B
6F
7I
8H
9E
10A

I hope I got some right

Paty Jager said...

LOL- More like court jester of Western Romance! I'll look for those answers.

Debby said...

1. Daniel Boones c
2. kack e
3. pooch d
4. buttermilk h
5. one-eyed scribe b
6. dusted f
7. top off j
8. high lonesome g
9. woolies i
10. slop a

I really have no clue

Debby236@comcast.net

Celia Yeary said...

Here are my answers--I've heard of some of these, but others--never heard them I need to study!
1-C
2_A
3-D
4-G
5-B
6-F
7-I
8-H
9-E
10-J (wrong!)
Celia

Anna Kathryn said...

Okay, my computer has crashed, so it'll probably Monday before I can get the answers up and winner drawn. Might be Tuesday, sorry. Depends when I can get to someone's computer to borrow it.

Anna Kathryn

Linda LaRoque said...

1. Daniel Boones - C
2. kack - J
3. pooch - D
4. buttermilk - H
5. one-eyed scribe - B
6. dusted - F
7. top off - I
8. high lonesome - G
9. woolies - E
10. slop - A

Can't wait to see the answers. I got several wrong. Should have looked them up.

Fun project!

Linda
www.lindalaroque.com

Terry Irene Blain said...

1-C
2 J
3-A
4-G
5-B
6-F
7-I
8-D
9-E
10-H

This was tough, had to guess some, but nice to see interest in westerns since I write them

www.terryblain.com
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Anne Carrole said...

Gee, I only knew a few of these so I'll look for the correct answer since I have my copy but what a fun contest!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Howdy! Sorry I've not been around. i still don't have a computer, so am borrowing one. I know you're anxious to see what the reall answers are, so here we go:

1 - C
2 - J
3 - A
4 - G
5 - B
6 - F
7 - I
8 - D
9 - E
10 - H

My winner for a copy of SALAVTION BRIDE is Linda LaRoque. Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and played!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

BTW, Terri Blain is the only one who got them all right. Congrats!

A. K.