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Western Word of the Week - Aftosa - #WesternWordoftheWeek


Thought I'd start something new and fun in between my research posts - Western Words of the Week (posted on Wednesday). Obviously I really like W-words!

The idea came to me while I was researching cowboys and I found a bunch of funny (and weird-sounding) colloquialisms and I couldn't figure out how I could fit them into my current WIP (work in progress), so I decided to share them with you instead. :-)

Aftosa - a cattle/goat/sheep disease also known as hoof-and-mouth or foot-and-mouth where the animal is inflicted with sores in the mouth and hooves.

The Cowboy Encyclopedia by Richard W Slatta; ISBN#0-87436-738-7

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