Quiz: Do You Know the Meaning of These Cowboy Sayings?
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Do You Know the Meaning of These Cowboy Sayings?
By: Becky
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About This Quiz

Were you glued to the television for every small screen Western? Do you wish there were more playing on the big screen? Do you dream of living in the Wild Wild West? Take this How Stuff Works quiz if you fancy yourself a real, live cowboy.

Git along little doggie. Ok, so we're not entirely sure that this is an actual cowboy saying, but it was the first one that came to mind for us. Cowboys ride the range, mend fences, and rope cattle. Yes, they really do exist, and they are not just a figment of our imaginations. And, just like any pursuit, cowboys have their own unique set of sayings that hold meanings that are sometimes apparent only to other cowboys. We've compiled a list of them here.

Here's one of our favorites: "Don't approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a _____ from any direction." Can you fill in the blank? If you said "fool," you're right, and you'll probably do well on this quiz. If you said anything other than "fool," you've either had a very different life from the rest of us or you need to spend some time on the farm.

We challenge you to ace this cowboy quiz.


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