Dictionary of the American West by Win Blevins PDF

By Win Blevins

Did you ever have to spell “dogie” (as in, get-along-little), or want to know what a “sakey” is? this is often the booklet which can let you know the best way to spell, pronounce, and outline over 5,000 phrases relative to the yankee West.

Want to understand what a “breachy” cow is? flip to web page forty three to profit that it’s an adjective used to explain a cow that tends to discover her manner via fences the place she isn’t alleged to be. Describes a few kids we know…

Spend hours perusing the dictionary at random, or learn immediately via to offer you a style of the West from its beginnings to modern days. Laced with images and maps, the Dictionary of the yankee West will make you sound like knowledgeable on all issues Western, no matter if you don’t be aware of your dingus from a dinner plate.

Compiled of phrases introduced into English from local americans, emigrants, Mormons, Hispanics, migrant employees, loggers, and fur trappers, the dictionary opens up historical past and tradition in a fascinating manner. From “Aarigaa!” to “zopilote,” the Dictionary of the yankee West is a “valuable publication, a treasure for any literate American’s library.” (Tony Hillerman)

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