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Old West Lingo Trivia - G

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Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1) What is a spittoon in a western saloon, made of a plug-tobacco box filled with sand or sawdust?

  • Goboon
  • Galena
  • Gal-leg

2) What did trappers and traders call bullets?

  • Goner ammo
  • Galena pills
  • Gomer's pills

3) What did cowboy's call a white mule?

  • Gambler's ghost
  • Gaffer ghost
  • Gallows ghost

4) A Gambler's gun was a derringer called because of its popularity among early-day gamblers.

  • True or False?

5) What was the logger's term for a section hand on a railroad in the woods; also, a pick and shovel man?

  • Gandy dancer
  • Gougle man
  • Gancho dancer

6) A logger's name for a logging camp with poor living accommodations was garbage can.

  • True or False?

7) Get a rise from is a Cowboy expression meaning to make a person angry?

8) What was to succeed in one's efforts?

  • Get the rifle
  • Get the money
  • Get the bacon

9) Girth is a Texan's name for a cinch; always pronounced girl.

  • True or false?

10) What was a cowboy's name for a carpetbag bought at a store for a trip.

  • Go-down
  • Go-devil
  • Go-easter

Old West Lingo Trivia - G Answers

  1. Goboon
  2. Galena pills
  3. Gambler's ghost
  4. True
  5. Gandy dancer
  6. True
  7. True
  8. Get the bacon
  9. False. Girth is a Texan's name for a cinch; always pronounced girt.
  10. Go-easter

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