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IN THE SUMMER OF 1991 WE ALL WATCHED THE ATTEMPTED COUP IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION. THE POIGNANT USE OF A VERY AMERICAN - WESTERN EXPRESSION - OCCURRED WHEN THEN PRESIDENT GORBACHEV RETURNED FROM EXILE AND ANNOUNCED TO HIS CITIZENS AND TO THE WORLD VIA THE CABLE NEWS NETWORK THAT HE IS........ A STRAIGHT SHOOTER.

THIS IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF HOW THE OLD WEST IS ALIVE AND WELL IN OUR DAILY LANGUAGE. IN FACT, MUCH OF THE RICH UNIQUENESS OF AMERICAN WORDS AND PHRASES ARE ROOTED IN THE EXPRESSIONS USED BY OUR WESTERN PIONEERS.

SO, AS MOVIE STAR ROY ROGERS USED TO SAY AS HE SAT ASTRIDE HIS FAITHFUL HORSE TRIGGER AT THE END OF ALL THOSE WESTERN MOVIES -- HAPPY TRAILS.

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FOR EASIER REFERENCE THE FOLLOWING IS ALPHABETICALLY GROUPED BY TERMS OR PHRASES.

TERMS:

1. BADLANDS
2. BALK
3. BIG SHOT
4. BLINDSIDED
5. BOLT
6. BOOT HILL
7. BOX CANYON
8. BREAK TRAIL
9. BUCKBOARD
10. BUFFALOED
11. BULLSHIT
12. BUNK HOUSE
13. CATTLE DRIVE
14. CHARLIE HORSE
15. CHIN MUSIC
16. CHUCK WAGON
17. COCK SURE
18. CORPORATE-COMPANY COWBOY
19. COWHAND
20. COWPOKE
21. COW TOWN
22. CURRY FAVOR
23. CUT TRAIL
24. DUDE
25. FAST DRAW
26. FAST GUN
27. FEEDBAG
28. FREE REIN
29. FRONTIER JUSTICE
30. GET HITCHED
31. GITTYUP
32. GREENER PASTURES
33. GUNFIGHT
34. GUNFIGHTER
35. GUNFIGHTER LUCK
36. GUNPLAY
37. GUNSHY
38. GUNSLINGER
39. GUNSMOKE
40. HAIR TRIGGER
41. HAYDAY
42. HAYSEED
43. HAYWIRE
44. HIGH HORSE
45. HIGH POCKETS
46. HITCHING RAIL
47. HOBBLED
48. HORSE PILL
49. HORSE RACE
50. HORSE SAVVY
51. HORSE WHIPPED
52. HORSED-UP
53. HORSEFEATHERS
54. HORSEFLESH
55. HORSELAUGH
56. HORSEPLAY
57. HORSEPOWER
58. HORSEs ASS
59. HORSESENSE
60. HORSESHIT
61. HORSESHOE
62. HORSETRADER
63. HORSING AROUND
64. HOTSHOT
65. HOWDY
66. INDIAN TERRITORY
67. ITCHY TRIGGER-FINGER
68. JUG-EARS
69. LASSO
70. LAUGHING STOCK
71. LEAD POISON
72. LOCKED HORNS
73. MAKE TRACKS
74. MOSEY ALONG
75. MOUNTUP
76. MUSTANG
77. OLD WEST
78. OPEN RANGE
79. OUTGUNNED
80. OUTLAWS
81. PARTING SHOT
82. PARTNER - PRONOUNCED PARDNER
83. POKERFACE
84. POKEY
85. PONY EXPRESS
86. PONYTAIL
87. PONYUP
88. POTSHOT
89. PUNCHING COWS - PRONOUNCED PUNCHIN COWS
90. RECKON
91. REININ
92. REINUP
93. RIDE FENCE
94. RIDE HERD
95. ROUGH RIDE
96. ROUGHSHOD
97. ROUNDUP
98. ROUNDUP, LAST
99. ROUNDED-UP
100. SADDLEUP
101. SADDLESORE
102. SHARPSHOOTER
103. SIDEKICK
104. SIT TIGHT
105. SIXGUN
106. SLAP LEATHER
107. SLIM PICKINGS - PRONOUNCED SLIM PICKINS
108. SMOKING GUN
109. SNAP SHOT
110. SPOOKED
111. STABLE DRESSING
112. STAGE COACH
113. STAMPEDE
114. STAULKING HORSE
115. STEER BRAND
116. STOMPING GROUNDS - PRONOUNCED STOMPIN GROUNDS
117. STRAW BOSS
118. SUGARFOOT
119. SURE FOOTED
120. TAKE STOCK
121. TENDERFOOT
122. TINHORN
123. TO BOOT
124. TOP GUN
125. TOP HAND
126. TRACK RECORD
127. TRAIL BOSS
128. TRAIL DUST
129. TRAIL HAND
130. TRIGGER HAPPY
131. TROUBLESHOOTER
132. WAGON TRAIN
133. WARPAINT
134. WHOA
135. WILD CARD
136. WILD SHOT
137. WILD WEST
138. WORKHORSE
139. YEP

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PHRASES:

1. A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR
2. A HORSE WITHOUT REINS
3. A STRAY
4. BACK IN THE SADDLE
5. BACK ON THE HORSE
6. BACK TO THE STABLES
7. BAD NEWS RIDES A FAST HORSE
8. BET YOUR BOOTS
9. BRIGHTEYED AND BUSHYTAILED
10. BROUGHT HIM UP SHORT
11. BURR UNDER YOUR SADDLE
12. CALLING THE SHOTS
13. CHOMPING AT THE BIT
14. CIRCLE THE WAGONS
15. CLOSING THE BARN DOOR AFTER THE HORSE IS GONE
16. COMPANY HIRED GUN
17. CUT ME SOME SLACK
18. DIED WITH HIS BOOTS ON
19. DIG IN YOUR HEELS
20. DO NOT CHANGE HORSES IN MIDSTREAM
21. DO NOT FENCE ME IN
22. DO NOT GO OFF HALF COCKED
23. DO NOT LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH
24. DO NOT RAWHIDE ME
25. DO NOT SIT TOO LOW IN THE SADDLE
26. DO NOT SQUAT WITH YOUR SPURS ON
27. EARNED HIS SPURS
28. EASIER THEN FALLING OFF A HORSE
29. FAST ON THE DRAW
30. FEELING HIS OATS
31. FIRST TIME TO THE RODEO
32. FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY FREE
33. GAVE HIM A BUM STEER
34. GAVE HIM THE BOOT
35. GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE
36. GET OUT OF DODGE
37. GET THAT MATTER CORRALED
38. GOT THE DROP ON HIM
39. GRAB THE REINS
40. GUNNING FOR SOMEONE
41. HANG UP YOUR SPURS
42. HAY, STRAW IS CHEAPER
43. HE BOUGHT THE RANCH
44. HEAD FOR THE HILLS
45. HEAD THEM OFF AT THE PASS
46. HELL BENT FOR LEATHER
47. HIGHTAIL IT FOR HOME
48. HIT THE TRAIL
49. HITCH UP YOUR PANTS
50. HOLD THE FORT
51. HOLD YOUR FIRE
52. HOLD YOUR HORSES
53. HORSE WITH THE BIG TEETH
54. I AM SO HUNGRY I COULD EAT A HORSE
55. IF WISHES WERE HORSES
56. IN A LATHER
57. KEEP A TIGHT REIN
58. KICK OVER THE TRACES
59. KNOW THE ROPES
60. LED ME ASTRAY
61. LITTLE WHIPPER SNAPPER
62. LONG DRINK OF WATER
63. LUCK OF THE DRAW
64. MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES
65. MEND YOUR FENCES
66. NEITHER HIDE NOR HAIR
67. NO USE WHIPPING A DEAD HORSE
68. NOT BY A LONG SHOT
69. NOT SURE IF I AM AFOOT OR HORSEBACK
70. NOT WORTH A HILL OF BEANS
71. NOT WORTH A PLUG NICKEL
72. ON THE HORNS OF A DILEMMA
73. ON YOUR LAST LEGS
74. ONE HORSE TOWN
75. PAID FOR HIS SPURS
76. PRAIRIE FIRE OF IDEAS
77. PULL IN YOUR HORNS
78. REARING TO GO - PRONOUNCED RARIN TO GO
79. RIDE AROUND IT OR THIS
80. RIDE HERD ON THAT PROBLEM
81. RIDE THAT PONY
82. RIDERs GRAVE IS ALWAYS OPEN
83. RIDING HIGH IN THE SADDLE
84. RIDING HIGH, WIDE AND HANDSOME
85. RODE HARD AND PUT AWAY WET
86. ROLL IN THE CLOVER
87. ROLL IN THE HAY
88. ROPED INTO SOMETHING
89. SADDLED WITH A PROBLEM
90. SEE YOU AT THE BARN
91. SHOOT FIRST, ASK QUESTIONS AFTER
92. SHOOT FROM THE HIP
93. SHOOT THE BREEZE
94. SHOOT YOURSELF IN THE FOOT
95. SHOOTING THE BULL
96. SHOT HIM A LOOK
97. SHOT HIS MOUTH OFF
98. SHOT OFF HIS HORSE
99. SMART AS A WHIP
100. SON OF A GUN
101. SOUTH END OF A HORSE GOING NORTH
102. SPIN YOUR SPURS
103. SPUR OF THE MOMENT
104. STICK TO YOUR GUNS
105. STOP CHASING A DEAD HORSE
106. STOP WHIPPING A DEAD HORSE
107. STUCK BY HIS GUNS
108. STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES MOUTH
109. SURE AS SHOOTING - PRONOUNCED SURE AS SHOOTIN
110. TAKE OR TOOK A SHOT
111. TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS
112. TAKE THE REINS
113. TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT
114. TALKING THROUGH YOUR HAT
115. THAT CINCHES IT
116. THAT HORSE ALREADY LEFT THE BARN
117. THAT IS NOT THE COWBOY WAY
118. THAT REALLY CHAPS MY HIDE
119. THE WHOLE SHOOTING MATCH
- PRONOUNCED SHOOTIN
120. THE WHOLE SPREAD
121. THEY HAD A HORSE IN THE RACE
122. THIS IS THE KICKER
123. TOO MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE
124. TOO QUICK ON THE TRIGGER
125. UNDER THE GUN
126. WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE
127. WE RODE THAT HORSE AS FAR AS WE COULD
128. WHAT ARE YOU SHOOTING FOR
129. WHAT IS THE HITCH
130. WHEN YOUR HORSE IS DYING, DISMOUNT
131. WON HIS SPURS
132. WORTH A SHOT
133. WRANGLING ABOUT SOMETHING
134. WRONG HORSE TO RIDE
135. YOU ARE A MAVERICK
136. YOU ARE A PISTOL
137. YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER, BUT YOU CANNOT MAKE HIM DRINK

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