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Western Word of the Week - Ironclad - #WesternWordoftheWeek #WesternWednesdays

Howdy!

Thanks for returning to our Western Word of the Day column. The next few weeks I'm drifting a little bit away from what we think of as truly "western" words to focus on some other vocabulary term that I've learned and wanted to share.

Ironclad - impenetrable; unbreakable

Origin of the term: War ships in the 1860's were covered with iron plating and considered rock-solid or undestructable

Source:
History Channel, "America's Secret Slang" video series
www.history.com/shows/americas-secret-slang

Western Word of the Week - Going on a Bender - #WesternWordoftheWeek #WesternWednesdays

Howdy!

Thanks for returning to our Western Word of the Day column. The next few weeks I'm drifting a little bit away from what we think of as truly "western" words to focus on some other vocabulary term that I've learned and wanted to share.

Going on a Bender - to drink too much alcohol; binge drinking; drinking for a long period

Origin of the term: To bend the elbow to drink whiskey in more frequent drinking

Source:
History Channel, "America's Secret Slang" video series
www.history.com/shows/americas-secret-slang

Western Word of the Week - Pass the Buck - #WesternWordoftheWeek #WesternWednesdays

Howdy!

Thanks for returning to our Western Word of the Day column. The next few weeks I'm drifting a little bit away from what we think of as truly "western" words to focus on some other vocabulary term that I've learned and wanted to share.

Pass the Buck - to hand something off onto someone else (usually something unpleasant)

Origin of the term: During poker game, a buck knife would be pssed before a player on his turn

Source:
History Channel, "America's Secret Slang" video series
www.history.com/shows/americas-secret-slang