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Western Word of the Week - Bunkhouse - #WesternWordoftheWeek

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Bunkhouse - a house of bunks where cowboys live and sleep; usually one large room with several cots and very little other furniture

Other names for a bunhouse include "dice house" and "doghouse"

I did a google search and found a bunch of images out there for ranch bunkhouse: Click here to see the images.

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

Western Word of the Week - Bulldogging - #WesternWordoftheWeek

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Bulldogging - term for steer wrestling or, more accurately, wrestling a steer to the ground.

You can find a ton of videos on YouTube on how cowboys perform this both for ranching purposes and for rodeo-event purposes.

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

Western Word of the Week - Bug Juice - #WesternWordoftheWeek

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Bug Juice - a colloquial term for whiskey

There are plenty of colorful, off-the-wall terms for whiskey including "base burner", "brave maker", "coffin varnish", "deadshot", "firewater", and more.

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

Western Word of the Week - Bodega - #WesternWordoftheWeek

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Bodega - a Spanish term for a cheap saloon

Another term for cheap saloon was "bit house".

A "hog ranch" was both a saloon and a house of prostitution.

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

Western Word of the Week - Blacksmithing - #WesternWordoftheWeek

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Blacksmithing - another name for pimping [or offering prostitutes' services for sale]

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