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Definitions for City Slickers

No need to feel embarrassed or inadequate about having to check this page from time-to-time. Shoot, I just found out what "arugala" is last week. And I'm still not sure that I've got the hang of "gnoshing"...

cabrito asado - young goat, roasted or barbequed

Chris LeDoux - professional rodeo cowboy turned country singer/songwriter. Wrote "This Cowboy's Hat," a tender ballad about the special bond between a guy and his sombrero, and the significant pain accruing to those who would come between them. The chorus goes something like this:

"You'll ride a black tornado 'crost the western sky
Rope an old blue norther' and milk it 'til it's dry
Bulldog the Mississippi, pin its ears down flat...
Long before you take this cowboy's hat."

Purt near brings a tear to your eye, don't it?

menudo - If you don't know...don't ask!

PRCA - Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

ropers - round-toed leather boots with minimal ornamentation or stitching, but produced in a rainbow of colors; the preferred work and casual footwear of the well-dressed cowperson

Stetson - premier Western-style hatmaker

tacos al carbon - fajitas, before the Yuppies got ahold of 'em

toolpusher - the supervisor of an oil and gas drilling rig

witch - to locate underground water sources (some say by paranormal forces) using a forked stick, generally for the purposes of drilling a well

Yankee - a term of deep affection and respect, generally applied to anyone living north of Lubbock; occasionally preceded by a playful adjective like "dadgum" or something similar


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