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« on: December 02, 2007, 09:32:41 AM »

In the Rough Guide to Westerns there is a chapter on Western Archtypes their alphabetical list is very incomplete I'll list theirs in white and my additions in yellow:


adobe
arrows
bacon

badges
bandannas
bandoleers
bar tenders
barrels
beans
bedrolls
beer
blacksmiths
boomtowns
boots
boothill

bounty hunters
bowie knives
buckskins

buffalo
buttes
buzzards
cactus
canoes
canyons

cattle
cattle barons
chaps
carpetbags
carpetbaggers
churches
cigars
cigarettes
coffee

comic sidekicks
cookies
corridas

cowboys
chuck wagons
dance hall
dance hall girls
deserts

death
drunks
ferry boats
flat boats
flour sacks
flumes
fords
forts
frontier doctor

funerals
gallows
gambling
gamblers
gaslights
general stores
gold
gold mines
gold prospectors

gunfighters
gunfights
guns
gunsmiths
hangtrees
hats
homesteaders
horse soldiers
injuns
judges
lanterns
lariats

lawmen
madams
medicine men
Mexicans
mines

mountain men
mountains
Mormons
mules
mule skinners

outlaws
oxen
partners
peace pipes
piano players
pipes
playing cards
poker
prairies
preachers
rendezvous
rivers
rodeos
rope
roundups
rustlers
sagebrush
saloons
salt pans
salt pork
scouts

sheep
sheepherdes
singing cowboys
spurs
stagecoaches
stations (stage & railroad)
steam locomotives
steamboats

singing cowboys
tipi's
tobacco
trading posts
trains
train tracks

tarts with a heart
trusty steeds
tumbleweeds
undertakers

wagons roll
water
water holes
water wells
water wheels

western women
whiskey
wind
windmills
wooden sidewalks








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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 10:54:51 AM »

ponchos, squinting, facial tics, spitting


or am I off-track?

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007, 11:06:55 AM »

no.... not at all add them in in yellow, when we get all that we can we can put our definitive examples with each archetype.

And add sombreros to the list also!

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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007, 11:56:54 AM »

  Holsters, gunbelts, shotguns, knives.  That Rough Guide to Westerns left out a lot of the violent things! Grin

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2007, 11:59:47 AM »

copy the list and add them in alphabetically in yellow. Just thought of another one "barbed wire". Afro

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2007, 12:51:20 PM »

tequila

water springs

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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2007, 12:51:45 PM »

sun

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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007, 12:53:29 PM »

lasso

(wooden) porch

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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2007, 02:02:21 PM »

yea all good wooden porch probably the same as wooden sidewalks

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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2007, 04:16:17 PM »

grave

hacienda

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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2007, 06:10:42 PM »

More than a little surprised no one has yet mentioned this one: "cavalry"

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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2007, 08:55:20 PM »

Dave - congrats on spelling "cavalry" correctly.  That's one of my biggest issues with a lot of westerns, the actors say "calvary", and I contend in those days, when cavalry was a bigger part of the vocabulary, that people would've pronounced it correctly.  Although then there's Jimmy Carter and George Bush, who can't pronounce "nuclear" (they say "nu-cue-ler").

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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2007, 09:05:46 PM »

Cavalry no doubt descends from "cavalier," which referred to a mounted soldier, or knight.

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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2007, 09:55:37 PM »

they cover cavalry under "horse soldiers" in the Rough Guide.

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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2007, 12:04:04 AM »

Okay, but the cliche is "the cavalry to the rescue" not "the horse soldiers to the rescue." I thought we were talking archetypes.

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